House ends special session with failed ‘Hail Mary’ on budget

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:51
State remains on pace to shut down July 1

The state remains on pace to shut down July 1.

State shutdown would affect every man, woman and child in Alaska — including the dead

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 20:38
If lawmakers fail to pass a budget by July 1, forget about pull tabs, cigarettes, death certificates and ferry service

Forget about the ferries. Reschedule your wedding. Don’t think about pull tabs.

House cool to Walker compromise

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 23:34
Gov. Bill Walker offers a deal to keep government running, but coalition majority rejects it

The state is on course for a July 3 shutdown that would paralyze state services and multibillion-dollar commercial salmon industry.

After 14 years, Board of Game chairman stays in game for a final term

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 21:36

Ted and Elaina Spraker tackle most things as a team, from hunting to Ted’s 14-year tenure on the Alaska Board of Game. He handles the science and decision-making on the board, and she goes to bat on the politics.

Copper River managers proceed cautiously after big king salmon takes

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:05

Commercial fishing managers in Prince William Sound plan to continue opening the fishery, despite concerns about low king salmon returns to the Copper River system.

Legislature allows Uber, Lyft to operate in Alaska

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 21:29

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

Alaska lawmakers approve REAL ID measure

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:57

Alaska lawmakers approve REAL ID legislation

Q&A: Alaska Legislature opens special session

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:01

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature on Thursday convened a special session, called by Gov. Bill Walker, after failing to come to terms on a budget and plan for addressing the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit during an extended regular session.

Alaska lawmakers face special session on budget, fiscal fix

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:23

JUNEAU — Alaska legislators are set to convene a special session called by Gov. Bill Walker to complete work on a budget and plan for addressing a multibillion-dollar state deficit.

With deadline near, Alaska Legislature eyes taking more time

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 21:54

JUNEAU — Wednesday marked a constitutional deadline for Alaska lawmakers to end their regular session. But with a budget and plan for addressing Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit unresolved, more time was needed.