A law offering sweeping reforms to Alaska’s prison system has passed the state Legislature Tuesday.
A familiar face officially joined the Republican primary race Monday night to decide who will challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the Nov. 4 general election.
After weeks of debate and marathon hours over the past few days, state lawmakers still have not reached an agreement on sending money to Alaska's local schools.
As the state Legislature extends its session to cover unfinished business Monday, voters will see three statewide ballot initiatives scheduled to appear on Aug. 19 primary ballots in the state’s Nov. 4 general elections.
The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a broad-ranging education bill that adds more money to public education and raises the required local contribution for schools.
The Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation setting out a new approach for addressing the state's pension obligation.
The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill intended to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana statewide, based on new language which targets its packaging rather than its chemical components.
The House Finance Committee has advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project.
The Senate Finance Committee has overhauled a broad-ranging education bill, opting to provide additional aid to districts outside the per-pupil funding formula known as the base student allocation.
Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 49 into law on Thursday, legislation that defines what constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion for purposes of state Medicaid coverage of their costs.
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