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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.

April Issue 3 2014

CBO: Subsidy costs revised to $1T over 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released April 14.

April Issue 3 2014

New ‘face,’ but some old problems for ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abruptly on the spot as the new face of “Obamacare,” Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

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.

April Issue 2 2014

AGDC appointments bill moves forward

JUNEAU — The House Rules Committee on April 8 advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.

April Issue 2 2014

Fisheries bills on the move as session enters closing days

As the Alaska Legislature enters its final stretch, work on fisheries issues continues.

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle April Issue 1 2014

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle

When it comes to a road for King Cove, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has held true to her word and has not let the issue die.