Alaska Legislature

Bill would roll back part of conflict of interest law

The original law’s sponsor says the new bill does too much.

Opinion: Job losses are personal. I should know.

I’m preparing to tell you something very personal and intensely painful.

Courts look for fair raises for employees

Some state employees got raises in the governor’s budget.

Matt McLaren, Business and Development Manager for the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Amanda Holland, Management Director for the Office of Management and Budget, make a presentation to the Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Matt McLaren, Business and Development Manager for the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Amanda Holland, Management Director for the Office of Management and Budget, make a presentation to the Senate Transportation Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau. (Michael Penn | Junea Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau. (Michael Penn | Junea Empire)
In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
The Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, seen here in 2015, is the planned site of the Old Tower Bar, which would serve beer and wine during ski season. In a unanimous vote Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the Alcohol Control Board rejected an alcohol license for the business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Bill could pave way for alcohol at Eaglecrest

The ski area could have the Alaska State Fair to thank.

The Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, seen here in 2015, is the planned site of the Old Tower Bar, which would serve beer and wine during ski season. In a unanimous vote Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the Alcohol Control Board rejected an alcohol license for the business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)