After postponing their session in March, the legislature is reconvening in Juneau to appropriate $1.5 billion in CARES Act funding. Less the a week remains before they reach the constitutional deadline for the end of session.
Nikiski Republican Rep. Ben Carpenter sparked controversy on Friday when he compared coronavirus restrictions at the Alaska State Capitol with Nazi labeling of Jews. Now, he's tried to clarify those comments
There is still division among lawmakers over pushing through a set of revised guidelines for CARES Act appropriations from the governor's office -- or reconvening in Juneau and forming a separate plan for distributing the money.
Alaska State Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, is receiving backlash over comments she made to the Alaska Journal of Commerce about why the state was not releasing the PFD in the spring and instead will release it in the fall as usual.
The Senate's $612 million supplemental budget sought to allocate more than $30 million dollars to community assistance and COVID-19 response measures, but funding for items separate from the issue drew criticism in the House.
The coronavirus epidemic is seeing global stock markets seesaw and oil prices drop. Alaska’s fiscal situation is not immune from the uncertainty but experts urge caution in reading too much into day-to-day fluctuations.
The deadline is fast approaching for Alaskans to get a new type of driver’s license that will allow them to fly on commercial airplanes, in rural Alaska there is a rush to ensure residents are compliant in time.
In her annual address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature, Sen. Lisa Murkowski complained of deep division in Washington D.C. following the conclusion of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
HB249 would establish a public corporation to oversee the Alaska Marine Highway System's operations. Rep. Louise Stutes says it would spare the system from instability caused by administrative turnover.