Tag: Legislation

Capitol Report: Budget remains key legislative focus

Sen. Gary Stevens: With the legislative session now in its sixth week, there is a lot happening in the Capitol. Of course, the major item on our agenda is the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. Although it is too early to say what it will look like, the Finance Committees in both legislative bodies are meeting with the governor’s finance experts and commissioners to gather information that will be used in the budget process.

Murkowski: A tough year, but bipartisanship points the way

"In many ways, 2021, was a difficult year in Washington, D.C.," Sen. Lisa Murkowski writes. "There has been a lot to not be thankful for in 2021. Yet, when Congress did set aside its differences and work together, we made some significant achievements that will deliver benefits for a long time to come."

Legislation would codify 2001 Roadless Rule

Eight conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service in federal district court in Anchorage on May 7 to halt a massive timber sale that includes acres of old growth timber in Tongass National Forest, contending violations of the National Environmental Policy Act.

Senate awaits House version of budget bill by mid-April

Hello again from the Capitol. It is a very active time in Juneau as the Legislature enters the final weeks of the 2019 session....

Legislation would expedite review for energy projects

Legislation aimed at reducing long wait times for federal approval of energy infrastructure projects, including liquid natural gas projects, has been reintroduced in the...

Legislative focus glued to Dunleavy’s budget proposal

Greetings from Juneau. We are nearly two months into this year’s legislative session, and though committees are debating bills and holding confirmations for gubernatorial...

Bill offers pathway to citizenship for deported veterans

Bipartisan legislation reintroduced by Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Rep. Vincente Gonzalez, D-Texas, would create a pathway to citizenship for deported veterans of U.S....

Senate readdresses Native American suicide crisis

Bipartisan legislation addressing the high rate of suicide in Native communities is back before the House and Senate.The Native American Suicide Prevention Act was...

Bill would restore wetlands, migratory bird habitat

Bipartisan legislation offered on the 30th anniversary of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act would reauthorize NAWCA through 2024, and also increase authorized annual...

Senate advances tribal aid package

The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Jan. 29 advanced legislation to improve public safety in tribal communities, strengthen resources for victims of crime, and expand...
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