Ferry system alleges the engines that were installed in the Fairweather and Chenega are defective.
Lawmakers thought they banned texting while driving in 2008, but some state court judges offered a different interpretation of the previous law.
Juneau’s portion of the state’s fiscal year 2012 public works budget is more than $100 million.
Haines Representative Bill Thomas spent much of this year’s session working on the state’s operating budget. He also got projects into the capital budget for his widespread district, made up of villages and small cities from Metlakatla to Prince William Sound.
The Alaska House of Representatives adjourned sine die just before 5:30 p.m. today (Monday). In a news conference, House majority leaders blamed the Senate for not dealing with legislation that would formalize a plan for construction of a gas pipeline from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska.
The Alaska state Senate Thursday adjourned the special legislative session called by Governor Sean Parnell last week. The move followed Parnell’s unprecedented action Wednesday night of removing from consideration his bill to lower oil taxes.
The measure passed both bodies with no opposition.
The Legislature made it to the end of its regular 90 day session just after midnight this morning (Monday) – passing and sending to the governor several dozen bills over the final two days. However, the issues seen as critical at the start of the session, turned out to be footnotes at the end.
Senate Bill 121, which would have allowed public employees to choose either a defined benefit plan or a defined contribution plan, dies after passing over to the House.
Juneau Senator Dennis Egan’s bill giving public employees a choice of retirement systems cleared the Senate Finance Committee today (Friday).