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Controversial permitting bill back for consideration

House Bill 77 has been sent back to the Senate Resources Committee, and it’s scheduled for hearings on Monday and Wednesday.

EPA settles over lead dust violations at Governor’s mansion

EPA settles over lead dust violations at Governor’s mansionThe Governor’s Mansion appears on a list of construction projects requiring EPA intervention for lead violations.

Kerttula’s last laugh

Kerttula’s last laughJuneau-based Alaska Robotics put out its second of six satirical news shorts on the web Tuesday.

Parnell warns Ketchikan of lawsuit repercussions

Parnell warns Ketchikan of lawsuit repercussionsGovernor Sean Parnell is warning that Ketchikan’s lawsuit against the state over school funding might make him and lawmakers reluctant to fund Ketchikan projects.

Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schools

Teachers, parents speak against using public funding at private schoolsClose to a hundred members of the public offered comment and all but a dozen spoke against removing the prohibition on state money benefiting private schools.

With New Gasline Terms, TransCanada Role Evolves

With New Gasline Terms, TransCanada Role EvolvesSince the Palin administration, the State has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to TransCanada as reimbursement for planning work on a gasline.

Bill to reject pay raises for governor, commissioners moves forward

Bill to reject pay raises for governor, commissioners moves forwardThe Senate Finance Committee advanced the bill on Friday. The pay-raise recommendations come from a non-partisan board that look at factors like cost of living and salaries for comparable positions in other states.

Lawmakers begin review of gasline project

Lawmakers begin review of gasline projectIt took Gov. Sean Parnell three years to get his oil tax overhaul through the Legislature. Now, the goal is to pass a bill setting the terms for a massive natural gas pipeline in 90 days.

Parnell proposes slight bump to base student allocation

Parnell proposes slight bump to base student allocationGov. Sean Parnell introduced his education package Friday, and inside is a small increase to the school funding formula.

Gov. Parnell addresses budget, ‘Choose Respect’ and education

Gov. Parnell addresses budget, ‘Choose Respect’ and educationGovernor Parnell says he has three main priorities for the legislative session that started this week in Juneau: education, the gas line and the unfunded Pers/Ters pension fund liability.