Alaska Beacon reporter Claire Stremple discusses proposed processing and eligibility changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Right now, the Legislature appoints four of the board’s nine members. The executive order would allow the governor to appoint all nine.
The bill would create the new crime of “obstruction of free passage in public places" and stiffen penalties for blocking highways.
Three members representing areas off the road system voted against a key procedural question, throwing the future of the bill into limbo.
Senators expressed concerns about several of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's 12 executive orders. The Legislature has until mid-March to reject them.
Analysts say estimates that the state could earn hundreds millions from leases are overpromising.
Murkowski lauded Rep. Peltola, a Democrat, and urged legislators to put Alaska before party. She later endorsed Nikki Haley for president.
Alaska’s summer construction season would be disrupted unless the state can fix the flaws before the end of the month.
After hearing testimony about disparities in violence against Indigenous women, Vance said she felt the presentation excluded the experience of white women.
Leaders of the state House and Senate say they've found some common ground, but education funding remains a key sticking point.
If the bill becomes law, the state university system will be required to list the cost of course materials, including textbooks, in its course catalog.
Reinbold, a Republican from Eagle River, had challenged Alaska Airlines’ decision to ban her from its flights.
House Resources Committee chair Rep. Tom McKay, R-Anchorage, said he believes the proposal could spur more drilling.
Gov. Dunleavy has committed more than $31 million to repair a damaged section of the highway that is mostly used by Americans traveling to and from Alaska.
The state’s largest gas utility is warning that shortfalls could come as soon as next year – and imports are years off.
A bond package hasn’t been formally introduced, but the Dunleavy administration is considering the possibility.
In a news conference on Wednesday, Dunleavy said he was skeptical that a pension plan would make a significant difference in recruiting young people.
Chief Justice Peter Maassen listed initiatives from the past year that he said improved the court system’s accessibility and efficiency, like remote hearings.
The Wood-Tikchik State Park's council, formed in 1978, is among boards and commissions targeted in 12 executive orders from Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
"We are struggling in the worst crisis Alaska has ever seen in terms of turnover. We can't recruit teachers," said Lisa Parady, who leads the Alaska Council of School Administrators.
Statistics show that Alaska has 108% of its 20-and-older population registered to vote on state rolls.
Senate Bill 173, from Republican Shelley Hughes, received its first hearing last week and has received a tide of opposition.
A new study ranks Alaska's charter schools No. 1 in the nation. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has cited the study in calls to expand charter schools.
The legislation could bring new benefits to as many as 37,000 Alaskans.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy implored Alaskans and lawmakers to capitalize on the state’s natural resources in his annual State of the State address Tuesday.
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