A historic lodge near Hatcher Pass outside of Palmer caught fire Friday evening, according to Mat-Su Borough officials.
The Legislative Council Committee voted 13-1, to fund the lease on Anchorage's Legislative Information Office building for one more year.
The Alaska Senate voted 18-2 Saturday morning to pass the state’s capital budget, which is pegged as the leanest since 2001.
All 60 members of the Alaska Legislature received a 7 page letter Friday from Gov. Bill Walker indicating his plans to advance both the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Line project and the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline.
A joint House and Senate committee discussed the issue for nearly two hours Thursday night.
Talk of reallocating funds within the governor's capital budget, drew out many stakeholders who have made funding requests.
Senate passes operating budget; Education cuts stay intact
The budget reduces unrestricted general fund spending by $470 million.
Amendment would reduce per-student funding by 4.1%
Alaska lawmakers are attempting to fast-track a bill so the state won't have to help pay for $59 million in school bonds in the state's largest district.
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