- Alaska House pursuing appeal of Medicaid suit decision Updated: May-06-16 6:48 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House has given notice that it plans to keep fighting Gov. Bill Walker's authority to expand Medicaid on his own, drawing criticism from minority Democrats who oppose continuing the legal battle.
- Legislature passes bill limiting who can teach sex education Updated: May-05-16 10:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature has passed an education bill limiting who can teach sex education in public schools.
- House approves sweeping criminal justice overhaul Updated: May-05-16 9:17 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - After dozens of hours of testimony and debate, lawmakers in the state House voted overwhelming in favor of a massive overhaul of the criminal justice system.
- Legislature passes bill for excess power program earnings Updated: May-04-16 4:03 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill that would divvy up any excess earnings from a fund set up to help rural areas faced with high electricity costs.
- The Latest: Chenault: Panel plans to hear tax credit bill Updated: Apr-29-16 5:09 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on legislative happenings as Alaska lawmakers continue to meet in extended session (all times local):
- House panel advances bill affecting employee merit increases Updated: Apr-25-16 5:01 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided state House committee has advanced legislation that would tie state employee merit increases to increases in oil prices.
- Walker repeats need for fiscal plan in legislative briefing Updated: Apr-20-16 11:45 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday said he wouldn't veto legislation calling for structured, annual draws from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings if he doesn't get other pieces of his fiscal plan. But he made clear he wants a broader package from lawmakers.
- Renovation work on state Capitol set to start Monday Updated: Apr-15-16 10:09 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Lawmakers are being warned that if they do not gavel out on Sunday, workers will be adding the roar of jackhammers to the end-of-session din in the state Capitol.
- Resurrected sex education restrictions draw public ire Updated: Apr-15-16 9:41 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Public commenters berated two Wasilla legislators for inserting controversial language restricting sex education in schools in a parental rights and student testing bill.
- Lawmakers confirm fish board members, fight game members Updated: Apr-15-16 8:35 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries, but one of his appointments to the Board of Game was rejected by lawmakers on Friday.
- Walker says he'd veto Anchorage legislative office purchase Updated: Apr-14-16 10:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday that he would veto the purchase of a legislative office building in Anchorage if that item remains in the state infrastructure budget.
- House votes to protect pets in domestic violence cases Updated: Apr-14-16 7:44 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A bill expanding legal protections for animals in domestic violence situations has passed the Alaska House and is headed for the Senate.
- Folger retiring Public Safety post; Monegan is replacement Updated: Apr-14-16 2:51 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - State Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger is retiring next month and will be replaced by a man who formerly held that post, Walt Monegan.
- Bill: Excess power program earnings would aid communities Updated: Apr-12-16 1:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Excess funds from a program that provides assistance for rural areas faced with high electricity costs would help fund a community assistance program under legislation being considered in the Alaska Senate.
- Alaska Senate approves criminal justice overhaul bill Updated: Apr-10-16 1:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - With just days left in the legislative session, the state House is set to consider a bill that would make sweeping changes to Alaska's criminal justice system.
- Tax credit rewrite maintains Cook Inlet oil tax cap Updated: Apr-08-16 10:00 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee voted to not tax Cook Inlet oil beginning next year as it worked on its version of an oil and gas tax credit bill.
- Lawmakers kill bill eliminating student scholarship program Updated: Apr-08-16 9:06 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A state-sponsored scholarship program will remain intact for high-performing Alaska students.
- House votes to limit governor's post-session powers Updated: Apr-08-16 7:05 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House has voted to limit the governor's ability to accept additional federal funding for a budget item outside of the legislative session.
- University system braces for cuts as lawmakers weigh budget Updated: Apr-08-16 2:02 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The University of Alaska will lose hundreds of jobs under two budget scenarios presented by President Jim Johnson and the final number depends on whether the legislature adopts a Senate or House spending plan.
- Alaska Senate votes to allow concealed guns on campuses Updated: Apr-07-16 9:20 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A bill that would allow concealed guns on University of Alaska campuses is headed to the state House after senators passed the measure Thursday.
- Bill would put Alaska into the Pacific time zone Updated: Apr-07-16 9:16 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska lawmakers are considering a bill that would literally change time.
- Young faces crowded field in bid for 23rd congressional term Updated: Apr-07-16 8:10 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The longest serving Republican ever in the U.S. House will have challenges in both the primary and general elections, and the field of candidates grew by one on Thursday.
- The Latest: Young looks for spirited campaign in House race Updated: Apr-07-16 7:07 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on Alaska's House race this year (all times local):
- Bill would restrict Planned Parenthood in Alaska schools Updated: Apr-06-16 8:46 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Two Wasilla Republicans are working to limit abortion service providers like Planned Parenthood from teaching in Alaska's public schools.
- State Capitol work to begin after scheduled end of session Updated: Apr-06-16 6:18 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Work is scheduled to begin on the next phase of the state Capitol renovation the day after this legislative session is set to end.