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March 2024 Legislative update 

By Sen. Gary Stevens Hello from Juneau.  The legislative session is now at the halfway mark and the work in the Capitol continues at a busy...

Alaska House to face two statewide education curriculum bills this session,...

As the state legislature is gearing up for the second half of the session starting Jan. 16, two proposed statewide education curriculum bills on...

Alaska Legislature stands with Ukraine

Alaska legislators are taking a strong stand in demanding Russia immediately cease all hostilities against Ukraine and urging that at a national level the...

Legislation to protect women from assault goes to Biden’s desk

A bill shepherded through Congress by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, with Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, Joni Erst, R-IA and Dick Durbin, D-IL, to stem violence toward women was on its way to President Joe Biden this past week for his signature.

USACE urged to improve partnership with tribal communities

Two members of Congress serving on House committees dealing with water resources are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve its relationship with tribal communities as they work to resolve local water resources issues.

House speaker questions ferry system’s hiring expectations

State Transportation Department officials last week told legislators the ferry system needed to quickly hire at least 166 new crew in order to meet minimum staffing levels for this summer’s schedule starting in May.

Legislators affirm support for Alaska Ocean Cluster

Legislators in the Alaska House of Representatives have recognized the blue economy efforts of the Alaska Ocean Cluster in House Concurrent Resolution 2 and sent the document to the Alaska Senate for consideration.

Legislature considers restoring, raising sportfishing guide, operator fees

A bill that would restore the state licensing fee on sportfishing guides and operators — which expired in 2018 — is slowly working its way through the Legislature.

Legislative Update: Our fiscal reality remains fundamentally unchanged

Rep. Louise Stutes: With an influx of billions of federal dollars and the price of oil at over $80 per barrel, the next few legislative sessions represent a generational opportunity for Alaska.

Commentary: Legislators will dig into sudden termination of Permanent Fund Director...

Tim Bradner writes: State legislators will be digging into the sudden termination of Permanent Fund director Angela Rodell with the House-Senate Budget and Audit Committee examining the matter.
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