- Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about Updated: Feb-06-16 4:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears. Also in the days ahead, lawmakers plan to discuss a bill that would require students who receive state-sponsored merit scholarships or financial aid grants to repay them if they don't complete their degrees or certification programs within six years. The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court also is set to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address.
- Walker administration submits supplemental request Updated: Feb-03-16 9:47 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker's administration is requesting an additional $65.5 million in spending for the current fiscal year.
- Lawmakers hear on resolution to strengthen state's rights Updated: Feb-03-16 8:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Senate committee heard testimony on Wednesday on an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution and establish a mechanism for states to overturn certain federal decisions.
- House passes bill updating military justice code Updated: Feb-03-16 5:45 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House on Wednesday passed a bill designed to strengthen the state's Military Code of Justice.
- The Latest: House passes bill updating military justice code Updated: Feb-03-16 5:13 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on the lawmakers' efforts to update the state's Military Code of Justice (all times local):
- Walker tries again with Board of Fisheries nominations Updated: Feb-02-16 9:10 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - As a former Board of Fisheries appointee headed to court on Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker again waded into fisheries politics with the announcement of new appointments to the board.
- Alaska lawmaker confuses official with slain gay rights icon Updated: Feb-02-16 4:40 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska state senator suffered from a case of misidentification during a committee hearing Tuesday, confusing the name of assistant attorney general with an assassinated gay rights leader.
- The Latest: Bill proposes license plate contest for artists Updated: Feb-02-16 1:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on a bill to establish a contest for license plate designs in Alaska (all times local):
- Lawmaker proposes license plate contest for artists Updated: Feb-02-16 6:11 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska lawmaker says a contest among artists to design a specialty license plate in Alaska could have the excitement of "American Idol."
- Bill would restrict attorney general appointments to boards Updated: Feb-01-16 10:24 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A bill introduced in the Alaska House on Monday seeks to restrict the attorney general from serving on the governing body of a state public corporation or on state boards or commissions.
- Bill would protect animals in domestic violence situations Updated: Feb-01-16 9:10 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A state House committee heard testimony Monday on legislation spelling out protections for animals caught in domestic violence situations or in messy break-ups between couples.
- The Latest: Alaska House committee hears animal custody bill Updated: Feb-01-16 8:07 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on a bill expanding legal protections for animals (all times local):
- The Latest: Administration eyes spring gas special session Updated: Jan-27-16 10:24 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on Gov. Bill Walker's expectations for a major gas line project Alaska is pursuing (all times local):
- Walker lays out expectations for gas line progress Updated: Jan-27-16 3:38 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker say wants the state and the North Slope's major producers to reach agreement on key contracts and issues related to a major gas project before the end of the current legislative session.
- Walker permanent fund plan gets 1st hearing by Senate panel Updated: Jan-26-16 10:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee said Tuesday that he wants to vet several ideas surrounding the use of Alaska Permanent Fund earnings.
- Case inspires bill to allow yearly checks for cleared felons Updated: Jan-26-16 5:29 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Alaskans who have had felony convictions overturned and charges later dismissed to become eligible for the yearly checks most Alaskans receive from the state's oil wealth.
- Panel says Lunch and Learn events could raise ethical Updated: Jan-25-16 9:57 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A legislative committee on Monday found that attendance at the increasingly popular lunchtime presentation series at the state Capitol could violate ethic rules covering lawmakers and their staffs, and the issue could be avoided if the meals don't cost too much or other legislative work isn't being ignored to attend the session.
- Skagway business proposes lottery kiosks, stalled by regs Updated: Jan-23-16 1:31 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - An innovative fundraising method could take hold in Alaska after residents of a remote town developed a system for buying and selling raffle tickets via vending machines and ATM-like kiosks.
- Alaska Department of Law plans public integrity unit Updated: Jan-22-16 8:15 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Attorney General Craig Richards plans to establish a public integrity unit as a way to help improve trust in government.
- Dates set for State of Judiciary, US senator speeches Updated: Jan-22-16 3:58 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The dates have been set for the annual addresses by Alaska's two U.S. senators to the state Legislature.
- Head of Alaska's ferry system calls for reduced fleet Updated: Jan-22-16 7:27 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System says the ferry system's fleet needs to downsize amid a proposed $5 million cut to operations in the next fiscal year.
- Alaska governor calls for boldness in State of State speech Updated: Jan-22-16 1:30 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker called for bold action and for Alaskans to pull together as the state confronts a multibillion-dollar budget deficit exacerbated by chronically low oil prices.
- The Latest: Gardner gives good marks to Walker's speech Updated: Jan-22-16 1:06 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - The latest on Gov. Bill Walker's State of the State speech, set for delivery late Thursday (all times local):
- Legislator joins national movement on privacy bills Updated: Jan-20-16 7:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - An Anchorage legislator and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska announced plans Wednesday to support bills to extend digital privacy protections for students and employees.
- Alaska lawmakers begin session focused on $3.5B deficit Updated: Jan-19-16 9:30 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature convened Tuesday for the start of a legislative session expected to focus on addressing the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit.