JUNEAU — Alaska Republican legislators on Thursday defied Gov. Bill Walker’s call to take confirmation votes on his appointments to boards, commissions and key administration posts, including attorney general.
In 2011, Brandy Johnson spoke with her husband, Scott Johnson, about retiring.
JUNEAU — Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, for this is a place unlike anywhere else in the U.S., a land of pitiless cold, vast expanses and dangerous, back-breaking work such as pulling fishing nets from the water or hauling animal carcasses out of the woods.
JUNEAU — A forecast calling for higher-than-expected revenue this year and next will help Alaska’s fiscal situation, but it doesn’t eliminate the need for a comprehensive plan to address Alaska’s multibillion-dollar deficit, the state revenue commissioner said Friday.
JUNEAU — Leaders of the Republican-led Alaska Senate said Thursday they aren’t interested in instituting an income tax or raising oil industry taxes as a way to address the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit.
The Permanent Fund Dividend would drop to $1,250 starting this year.
JUNEAU — Two federal agencies have recommended that Alaska repeal laws that the agencies say may limit competition in the health care market.
A bill making its way through the Alaska House of Representatives has the potential to revitalize work programs for the state’s incarcerated population and fill gaps in certain industries, according to its supporters.
If the Alaska Senate gets its way, Alaskans can expect fewer teachers, less ferry service, fewer criminal prosecutors, fewer Alaska State Troopers and a much lower Permanent Fund Dividend in 2018.