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Newscast- March 24, 2017

In this newscast: Republican leaders abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor shortly before its scheduled vote The Alaska House of Representatives has introduced a new version of a statewide income tax. Business and labor groups are at odds over Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s proposed worker’s compensation reform, and The…

Alaska’s budget, easier to swallow with ice cream and beer

The Alaska legislature has a lot on its plate trying to fix the state’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit. Economist Gunnar Knapp says Alaskans have been very good at announcing what they don’t want, but now they need to think about what they will accept.Sometimes a scoop of ice cream or a swig of beer can help that reality go down easier.

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