Archive of: Alaska Politics



February Issue 4 2014

AJOC EDITORIAL: Bill threatens Alaskans right to know

Your right to know what’s happening in your local government and in your community is at risk.

February Issue 4 2014

UFA wants legislature to put scallops back on the menu

The United Fishermen of Alaska are trying to revive the legislative discussion in Juneau about the vessel-based scallop limited entry program as managers and participants prepare for the new open access state-waters fishery that will open July 1.

February Issue 4 2014

Bipartisan bill would eliminate exit exam

Legislation introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell and a bipartisan group of legislators would do away with the state high school exit exam.

February Issue 4 2014

30 days in, major decisions before Legislature

The state Legislature has passed the one-third mark of its 90-day 2014 session.

February Issue 3 2014

Floor of Alaska Senate breaks into oil tax debate

JUNEAU — The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Feb. 10.

Johnson wants politics out of expanding Medicaid February Issue 3 2014

Johnson wants politics out of expanding Medicaid

JUNEAU— The rocky launch of the federal online insurance marketplace provided cover for those skeptical of Medicaid expansion, but the issues are separate, the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

February Issue 2 2014

Forecasted gov’t spending cuts could slow state economy

Alaska’s economic outlook for 2014 is tempered versus recent years, largely due to cuts in government spending according to state economists.

February Issue 2 2014

Arctic Commission delivers first report to Legislature

Sen. Lesil McGuire said she wants 2014 to be the “year of the Arctic” across Alaska during a meeting with other legislators Feb. 4.

February Issue 1 2014

Legislature digs into gas, education, budgets

JUNEAU — Legislators buckled down to work in Juneau as the 2014 session entered its second week.

Local fishing organizations gear up for Cook Inlet meeting February Issue 1 2014

Local fishing organizations gear up for Cook Inlet meeting

KENAI — With more than 230 regulatory proposals, some several pages worth of suggested changes to the Cook Inlet finfish fisheries, nearly 500 written comments and several hundred pages of Alaska Department of Fish and Game opinions and reports, the seven members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries will have their work cut out for them in the coming two weeks.