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Joshua BerlingerLegislators have beefed up Alaska's laws in order to get tough on crime in recent years, but they haven't changed what constitutes a felony. Two bills from Sens. Fred Dyson and John Coghill, respectively, could add some definition. Dyson's bill,...
Channel 2 NewsThe Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced Gov. Sean Parnell's crime bill after weeks of deliberation. Committee members reached a compromise Tuesday on a provision that would subject athletic volunteers to criminal penalties if they fail to report...
Channel 2 NewsThe Senate Finance Committee has advanced a bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater. HB80 has passed the House. Senate Finance is the last committee on the Senate side scheduled to review it before it moves to a vote. The...
Tags: Science and Technology, Standards, Politics
Channel 2 NewsA co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee says he'd like the state to finish capital projects before funding new ones. Sen. Kevin Meyer told reporters Tuesday that that is his own goal, and that he hasn't spoken with the House Finance co-chair or...
Becky BohrerThe ballot counting continues in Alaska, one week after legislative races that put Republicans in charge of both the House and Senate. Election officials are counting absentee and question ballots, and the results could bring closure to a handful...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Republican Party, Bill Thomas
Channel 2 NewsThe GOP-controlled Alaska state Senate Majority has added another to its ranks. Sen. Donny Olson, (D- Nome/Golovin) will join the newly formed Senate Majority. The announcement came late Sunday. Olson will serve on the Senate Finance Committee....
Tags: Politics, Republican Party
Channel 2 NewsThe state Senate’s new Republican majority announced Thursday evening that Sen. Bert Stedman, the last of 13 Republicans currently in the chamber not to join it, will do so and serve as chair of the Senate Health and Social Services Committee....
Tags: Symptoms, Democratic Party, Elections, Politics, Sean Parnell
Channel 2 NewsA new Republican state Senate majority was formed Wednesday afternoon, dissolving the previous bipartisan coalition a day after it was dealt a serious blow in Tuesday elections that saw Republicans make significant gains in the chamber. Sen. Charlie...
Channel 2 NewsA group of state senators plans to meet Wednesday in Anchorage to discuss ways to reduce gas and heating fuel prices in Alaska. The group, which includes Sens. Bill Wielechowski, Joe Thomas and Lyman Hoffman, plans to hold meetings over the coming...
Tags: Lyman Hoffman
Becky BohrerAn audit of the Goose Creek Correctional Center finds that a significant portion, if not all, the cost overruns that were encountered were avoidable. Certified public accountant John P. Johns, who conducted the audit, said the report raises a...
Tags: Joe Schmidt
Governor Sean Parnell (R-Alaska) is saying tonight that even though he has the power to call a second Special Session, it's unlikely that he'll do so. Parnell spoke with KTUU-TV Friday, one week after the special session came to an abrupt end. On...
With the the 30-thousand-dollar-a-day legislative session still in limbo, committee hearings were held. Though no laws can be passed, now that the Senate has adjourned, two Senate Committees did examine two important issues: the high cost of energy in...
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