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April Issue 4 2014

House bill proposes adding CFEC to Fish and Game

A bill that would make the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission a division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game got an introductory hearing in the Legislature April 19, with the expectation that commercial fishermen and other stakeholders will consider the idea for possible enactment next session.

April Issue 4 2014

Legislature OKs subsidies, tax credits for in-state refineries

April Issue 4 2014

Agrium dropped from refinery tax credit bill

April Issue 3 2014

UA items top $2.1B budget

The University of Alaska was a big winner when the Senate passed its $2.1 billion version of the state capital budget.

Senate draft of fisheries act begins circulating April Issue 3 2014

Senate draft of fisheries act begins circulating

The newest version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act out for discussion adds subsistence users and Tribal governments to the fisheries management law and has the potential to create new Community Development Quota in the Arctic, but it has not yet been made widely available to the public for review.

Wage law can be changed no matter how it passes April Issue 3 2014

Wage law can be changed no matter how it passes

JUNEAU — Whether a minimum wage increase is approved by voters or lawmakers, the result will be the same: The Legislature will have the power to make changes.

Senate approves new finance plan for Knik Arm Crossing April Issue 3 2014

Senate approves new finance plan for Knik Arm Crossing

The Senate passed the latest Knik Arm Crossing financing plan April 12 despite concerns voiced by some Democrats about traffic projections and spending habits involving the long-awaited and debated mega project.

House Finance committee advances gov’s pension plan April Issue 3 2014

House Finance committee advances gov’s pension plan

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee advanced Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan for addressing the state’s pension obligation April 15, but the issue was not yet settled.