The House will next consider an education funding bill while legislative travel and moving expenses have been tallied up.
Governor Sean Parnell says he’s in favor of letting a citizen’s initiative to restore the Alaska Coastal Management Program go to voters.
Members of the Alaska Public Offices Commission today (Tuesday) blasted the legislature for a bill that would ease the state’s electronic campaign disclosure requirement.
House Bill 311 passed the Senate, but a change to the legislation was rejected by the House of Representatives. While the bill has garnered virtually no attention, it is opposed by staff of the Alaska Public Offices Commission – the agency that oversees disclosure of campaign financing.
Political candidates with limited Internet access or who don’t own a computer could get an exemption from a state requirement that they file campaign disclosure forms electronically under a bill passed by the state House this morning (Friday).
Public employees who choose a traditional pension under a bill sponsored by Juneau Senator Dennis Egan may have to share more in the rising cost of health care, after changes made by the Senate State Affairs Committee today (Thursday).
The state could save more than $5 billion in future payments to the Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System by immediately putting $2 billion into a pension reserve fund, according to a fiscal analyst for the legislature.
Senators consider a bill to change oil taxes and executive branch travel reports were recently released.
Testimony by invitation-only during joint meeting of House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
A portrait of the late Senator Ted Stevens – unveiled Friday evening — will hang on the second floor of the Alaska State Capitol between the House and Senate chambers.