Legislature allows Uber, Lyft to operate in Alaska

Alaska’s future with Uber is in the hands of Gov. Bill Walker.

On Wednesday, the Alaska Senate voted unanimously to approve House Bill 132, which had previously been approved by the Alaska House.

If it is signed into law, Alaska will be the last state in the United States to permit ride-sharing companies. Walker has 15 days to consider the bill once it is officially presented to him. He may veto it, sign it into law, or let it become law without his signature.

After that, it will be up to ride-sharing companies to activate their service in Alaska.

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The assembly killed the sales tax increase. A citizen group is picking up the effort

Peninsula voters may get a chance to decide on the future of a sales tax increase this fall after all.

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South Kachemak Bay may have to pay taxes to South Peninsula Hospital

The boundary lines on the service areas for both the borough’s hospitals may change in the fall.

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