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Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska House passed a cruise ship waste water bill Wednesday by a 27-9 vote, with only one Republican voting against it. House Bill 80 relaxes pollution restrictions on cruise ships, by allowing them to release waste water consistent with applicable...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska State Legislature released a list of dozens of prefiled bills from both chambers Monday as it prepares to convene next week, covering a range of topics from state fisheries to switchblades. House Bill 18, sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-...
Tags: Primaries, Politics, Seafood and Fishing Industry, Voting, Laws
Channel 2 NewsThe Republican-dominated majority of the Alaska House of Representatives has organized with a familiar face in the speaker's chair. A majority announcement says Nikiski Rep. Mike Chenault will return for a third term as speaker. Anchorage Rep....
Tags: Politics, Mike Chenault, Republican Party
Gov. Sean Parnell's call for a special session has stopped Legislature staffers who were packing boxes inside the State Capitol Monday. Instead, they're now settling in for what could be a long, contentious 30 days. After watching three important...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska's 2012 legislative session began Tuesday as lawmakers listened to a rendition of the Alaska state song. With a lot to deal with this session, today some legislators wondered if the 90-day session should last longer - 120 days like before it was in...
Channel 2 NewsThere is now more time to weigh in on a contentious plan to limit the number of halibut caught by anglers on charter boats. The National Marine Fisheries Service could cut the bag limit for charter boat anglers from two to one halibut. The...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska House of Representatives advanced a bill Wednesday designating the fourth Saturday of every July as "Ted Stevens Day." The measure (HB 101) passed with all 38 members present voting in favor. “One thing you can be assured of is he...
Channel 2 NewsA bill to ban cell phone use while driving is advancing through the Legislature. The House Transportation Committee this afternoon pushed the measure forward to the next committee; House Judiciary. The bill would outlaw the use of hand-held cell...
Channel 2 NewsGov. Sean Parnell wants major changes to the state's oil and gas production tax. He announced his proposal Monday morning and, so far, it looks like the oil industry's on board. Parnell says he hopes it sparks the creation of more jobs, but it does come...
Tags: Justice System, Juneau, Beth Kerttula, Alaska, Politics
Channel 2 NewsThe state House of Representatives passed a bill Friday which sets standards for how to display and fold the Alaska state flag. Students in the Junior ROTC program at Dimond High School in Anchorage are a driving force behind the measure, which they...
Channel 2 NewsNext week will be a slow one at the Alaska State Capitol. Nearly half the Legislature is heading to Washington D.C., on the state’s dime, for an energy conference. Members of both the House and Senate are planning to be absent from Juneau...
Tags: Wyoming, Justice System, Wildlife, Politics, Alaska
Nearly half of the 60-member state Legislature plans to be in Washington, D.C., next week for an Energy Council conference. Lawmakers defend the annual trip as important given Alaska's heavy reliance on oil. They say it's also an opportunity to meet with...
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