Adjusted for the cost of living in rural and urban areas, Alaska spends about 7% less per student than the nationwide average, according to a recent study.
Current and former Reps. David Eastman and Christopher Kurka were accused of allowing a visitor to improperly use state resources.
Domestic violence advocates are scrambling to adequately fund the groups that keep one of the state’s most vulnerable populations safe.
Pets will be allowed in housing being prepared for legislators and staff, with apartments set to rent for $1,100 to $1,600 a month.
The seat came open when Rep. Josiah Patkotak was elected to serve as mayor of the North Slope Borough.
Rep. Cliff Groh wants Alaskans earning over $200,000 a year to pay a 2% income tax, with other residents asked to "chip in" $20 to fund state services.
The "managed accounts" program covers more than 10,000 of the 122,000-plus retirement accounts managed by the state.
Fischer came to Alaska after serving in World War II. He served two terms in the state Senate and remained active in politics until his final months.
Patkotak’s resignation opens a vacancy in the Alaska House of Representatives, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy has 30 days to nominate someone to fill the seat.
Alaska lawmakers pitch ways to close gaping budget gap from state sales tax to cutting oil tax credits
A revenue forecast released last week estimated the state has a shortfall of more than $450 million heading into the next fiscal year that starts July 1.
The Alaska Legislature has passed a fast-track budget bill intended to immediately address problems with the state’s food-aid program.
Changed assumptions about tax credits, oil prices and other factors resulted in an estimate of early cash losses over a shorter period.
ConocoPhillips says it now monitors well pressure more closely and would use more cement to reinforce its wells if needed.
A lengthy debate Wednesday resulted in no action by the Alaska Legislature to prevent a 67% salary increase approved by a state commission.
Student advisors to the state Board of Education spoke out against what Gov. Mike Dunleavy calls his “parental rights” bill Wednesday.
Southeast Alaska lawmakers are joining requests seeking to stop British Columbia’s mining activities in transboundary watersheds.
PFAS compounds, known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment, have been linked to cancer.
Court rulings have upheld the Legislature's ability to work until a 121-day constitutional limit, saying that guideline takes precedence.
House subcommittees made few changes to a proposal authored by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
State Sen. Jesse Bjorkman's bill would allow certified sawmill operators to grade their own lumber rather than send it to third-party agencies.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal was formally introduced in the House and Senate on Wednesday.
Nearly two dozen members of the Alaska House and Senate signed on to a letter to Walgreens CEO Rosalind Taylor.
Dunleavy's bill would require more parental permission to teach sex education and change students’ names or pronouns in school.
The Alaska Legislature has voted unanimously to block raises for the state’s governor, lieutenant governor and commissioners.
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