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Channel 2 NewsBattered and bruised by some lawmakers during the legislative session, Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority (KABATA) officials dusted themselves off Monday and defended the need for a bridge connecting Port MacKenzie with the Port of Anchorage before the...
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A Senate vote is pending on a bill aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline. The Senate Finance Committee advanced its version of HB4 Thursday. It contains provisions that supporters say the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. needs to get a...
Channel 2 NewsThe Senate has delayed debate on a bill critics fear will hurt the public's ability to participate in permitting decisions. Senate Minority Leader Johnny Ellis called it an "epic showdown" over state resource policy. HB77, from Gov. Sean Parnell, is...
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The Associated PressOne of the governor's permitting bills has hit a speed bump in the Senate, where rural lawmakers have raised concerns about the impact it will have on tribal organizations and citizens. HB77, from Gov. Sean Parnell, is aimed at improving the...
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The Associated PressThe Senate Finance Committee has proposed a $1.8 billion capital budget, which, if it stands, would be the smallest in years. Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer had warned the budget for next fiscal year would be "significantly smaller" than in past years,...
Channel 2 NewsWith less than two weeks left until the end of the legislative session, the House Resources Committee proposed more changes to Governor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform bill. The 35 percent base tax rate will remain in place, but a provision for a...
The Associated PressGov. Sean Parnell's omnibus crime bill is headed toward a vote on the Senate floor. The measure, SB22 in the Senate, is another piece in Parnell's ongoing effort to crack down on domestic violence and sexual assault. It would strengthen penalties for...
The Associated PressThe latest version of the state operating budget includes language that would have the lieutenant governor stay at a state-run historic site while in Juneau. An amendment passed Tuesday says the Legislature wants the Department of Natural Resources to...
Channel 2 NewsIt’s been a juggling act for some Alaska school districts, between funding teacher salaries, infrastructure improvements and classroom instruction supplies. "You'll probably see an education package come out of the Senate," said Senator Pete...
Channel 2 NewsOn Friday, the Senate Finance Committee continued to put the finishing touches on Governor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform bill or SB21 as it is known in the legislature. "There is a dark cloud moving from the Senate Finance Committee to the floor...
The Associated PressThe Senate Finance Committee has rewritten its oil tax bill, releasing it a day after members expressed shock at the fiscal impact on the prior bill. The latest version bill shows the state would lose $775 million to $875 million next year, based on...
Channel 2 NewsGovernor Sean Parnell's oil tax reform bill is facing another round of changes, just weeks after it was altered by the Senate Resources Committee. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee made several committee substitutes. "The base rate, we did...
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