Kevin Baird

Hannan proposes new tax on vaping products

Bill would not impose a new tax on cannabis vapes.

 

Pioneer Home residents worry about future

Can they afford to stay there?

 

Senate Finance co-chairs announce multi-year ‘step-down’ approach to budget cuts

Budget would be cut incrementally to reduce shock.

Rep. Don Young introduces bill to legalize cannabis

The bill has bipartisan support.

Bill would ‘redefine’ sex crime in Alaska, broaden definition of sexual assault

‘Schneider Loophole’ would close with bill’s passage.

Even with ‘super-sized’ PFD boost, economist predicts thousands of job losses under Dunleavy budget

ISER economist takes economic boost from PFD payback plan into account.

Alaska’s top economist: Job losses won’t be as bad as predicted

What will economic impacts be from Dunleavy’s budget?

130 testify on payback PFD, public gives more balanced feedback

Hearings on PFD closed, but you can still submit written comments

Juneau delegates will host town hall on budget

Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Chair Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, left, listens as Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, asks a question of Sana Efird, Administrative Services Director for the Office of Management and Budget, as Efird gives a budget overview presentation of the Alaska Pioneer Homes during a House Finance Subcommittee at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rate increases at Pioneer Homes scrutinized

Will $15 million assistance fund be enough?

Chair Rep. Jennifer Johnston, R-Anchorage, left, listens as Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, asks a question of Sana Efird, Administrative Services Director for the Office of Management and Budget, as Efird gives a budget overview presentation of the Alaska Pioneer Homes during a House Finance Subcommittee at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaskans weigh-in on ‘super-sized’ PFD

Most would prefer to fund education, other services

In this file photo, caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Senate passes ANWR resolution urging lease sales

It will go to the House next.

In this file photo, caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Unions rally outside Capitol, protest job cuts

“2-4-6-8, We need to save our state.”

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