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.
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.
A pack of 18 youths walked the halls of the state Capitol on Wednesday in a silent demonstration asking for more education 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. Sean Parnell says repealing the state’s oil tax structure would “kill” oil production.
Legislation allowing medevac membership programs to continue is on its way to Gov. Sean Parnell for his signature.
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.
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.
Gov. Sean Parnell is hosting an online town hall Wednesday.
Alaska House members apologized for a news release on a breastfeeding initiative that had the words “smart and sexy” in the headline.