State & Legislature

State Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, second from left, listens as Rep. Bart LeBon, far left,R-Fairbanks, foreground, speaks during a budget conference committee meeting in Juneau, Alaska, on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Alaska legislators who are leading negotiators on a committee tasked with hashing out differences on a state spending package said they would like to reach a tentative agreement as early as Sunday. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Lawmakers reach tentative deal on budget, dividend

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday on a package that includes an estimated $1,100 PFD.

 

This screenshot from a project by University of Alaska Southeast postdoctoral researcher John Harley shows Alaska’s cities and census-designated places. Darker-colored areas on the map are communities with higher social vulnerability indices. (Screenshot)

Researcher hopes map project can aid pandemic response

Grant-funded effort offers a detailed look at where Alaska’s most at-risk populations live.

 

This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. United States Postal Service workers in Juneau will not be able to act as witnesses for absentee ballots. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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This photo shows absentee ballot paperwork sent to an Alaskan voter in July 2020. United States Postal Service workers in Juneau will not be able to act as witnesses for absentee ballots. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
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Dunleavy reverses decision to veto early education funds

Dunleavy reverses decision to veto early education funds

Dunleavy says he won’t veto Head Start, Pre-K from HB 2001

Dunleavy reverses decision to veto early education funds
Dunleavy signs ‘step-down’ compact with University of Alaska

Dunleavy signs ‘step-down’ compact with University of Alaska

Plan will introduce cuts over three years rather than one

Dunleavy signs ‘step-down’ compact with University of Alaska
Scientists: Pebble Mine study doesn’t account for all risks
Scientists: Pebble Mine study doesn’t account for all risks
Are you a fisherman who’s been hurt on the job? This bill could help.
Are you a fisherman who’s been hurt on the job? This bill could help.
Bill would help immersion school teachers

Bill would help immersion school teachers

Professor says it will help preserve Alaska Native languages.

Bill would help immersion school teachers
Capitol Live: Republicans look into agency over rifle sticker uproar

Capitol Live: Republicans look into agency over rifle sticker uproar

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Capitol Live: Republicans look into agency over rifle sticker uproar
Senate votes to roll back conflict of interest restrictions
Senate votes to roll back conflict of interest restrictions
Are hospitals in jeopardy? What about your dental care? Here’s a look at Dunleavy’s Medicaid plan
Are hospitals in jeopardy? What about your dental care? Here’s a look at Dunleavy’s Medicaid plan
New data shows Alaska suicide rate increase

New data shows Alaska suicide rate increase

Someone in Alaska dies by suicide every 44 hours.

New data shows Alaska suicide rate increase
Capitol Live: Dunleavy’s proposed Medicaid cuts would be made in two phases

Capitol Live: Dunleavy’s proposed Medicaid cuts would be made in two phases

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Capitol Live: Dunleavy’s proposed Medicaid cuts would be made in two phases
Capitol Live: University president says university tied to state’s future

Capitol Live: University president says university tied to state’s future

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Capitol Live: University president says university tied to state’s future
Capitol Live: Lawmakers celebrate Seward’s Day

Capitol Live: Lawmakers celebrate Seward’s Day

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Capitol Live: Lawmakers celebrate Seward’s Day
Tuition assistance for medical students on the chopping block

Tuition assistance for medical students on the chopping block

Alaska would be the only state in the country to not provide state assistance for medical education.

Tuition assistance for medical students on the chopping block
Governor unveils spending plan for the next decade
Governor unveils spending plan for the next decade
Deadline extended for proposals for governor’s ferry study after only one applies
Deadline extended for proposals for governor’s ferry study after only one applies
Capitol Live: Congressman Don Young to hold meet and greet tonight

Capitol Live: Congressman Don Young to hold meet and greet tonight

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Capitol Live: Congressman Don Young to hold meet and greet tonight