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Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

With less than a week to go in this year’s session, a bill that would symbolically recognize 20 Alaska Native languages as official state languages moved a step closer to passing the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday.

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance Bill

Gov. Sean Parnell’s $150 million-dollar bill to subsidize Alaska’s oil refineries grew to $200 million yesterday, when House Speaker Mike Chenault expanded it to include the Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski.

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demostration

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demostration

A pack of 18 youths walked the halls of the state Capitol on Wednesday in a silent demonstration asking for more education funding.

Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant funding

Lawmakers grapple with UAF power plant funding

At $245 million, the biggest item in the capital budget before the Legislature is a power plant for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

Gov. Sean Parnell says repealing the state’s oil tax structure would “kill” oil production.

Alaska lawmakers vote to allow medevac membership programs

Alaska lawmakers vote to allow medevac membership programs

Legislation allowing medevac membership programs to continue is on its way to Gov. Sean Parnell for his signature.

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

The Flint Hills refinery in North Pole plans to cease operation this spring, and the Parnell Administration warns Petro Star’s refinery in North Pole might be next.

With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrected

With permitting bill dead, some provisions may be resurrected

Earlier this month, lawmakers announced they were killing House Bill 77, saying that emotions had become so inflamed over the permitting bill that it was best left alone.

Parnell holding virtual town hall

Parnell holding virtual town hall

Gov. Sean Parnell is hosting an online town hall Wednesday.

Hughes apologizes for news release headline

Hughes apologizes for news release headline

Alaska House members apologized for a news release on a breastfeeding initiative that had the words “smart and sexy” in the headline.

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