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Alaska Legislature

Hunter Killer Pulls Out of Alaska as Senate Votes to Kill Film Subsidy

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Legislators looking to kill Alaska's film subsidy program have driven away the big-budget Hollywood movie Hunter Killer and may have brought a halt to a burgeoning state industry, critics said.

Alaska Lawmakers Take Shot at State of Washington Over Arctic Development

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

After sending salvos at President Barack Obama and federal government bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., top Republicans in the Alaska Legislature have a new focus for their ire: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Seattle's mayor and city council, foes who they say would stymie oil development in the Arctic.

In Alaska, Republican Lawmakers Challenge Governor on Medicaid Expansion

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The Republican-controlled House is poised to strip funding to expand the Medicaid health insurance program from Gov. Bill Walker's budget, the first shot in what's expected to be a contentious debate over one of Walker's central campaign planks.

Alaska's Film Industry Is Growing, but Budget Crunch Puts Tax Credits in Limbo

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Tax credits documented in a new state report show that Alaska's film industry has continued to grow even as state lawmakers prepare to gut the film incentive program.

Big Oil: Ballyhooed Alaska tax cut may not yield new production

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The tax cut that was supposed to yield increased oil production may not. Alaska Senate Bill 21 -- the controversial tax break for oil companies doing...

Inside Look at Lobbyists in Alaska: Who's Spending, And How Much?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC), responsible for publishing campaign and finance disclosures in regards to Alaska's p...

Why Does Alaska Want A Federal Takeover Of Central Park?

AP | AUSTIN BAIRD | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Alaska state Rep. Kyle Johansen penned a resolution to urge the federal government to take over New York's Central Park, ...

Oil Industry Bypasses Alaska Legislature on Tax Break Campaign

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

The oil industry is continuing to turn up the political heat on lawmakers reluctant to cut taxes on North Slope production even as Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed tax restructuring appears to be put off until next year.

What's the Alaska Legislature Up To?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The much-touted Alaska natural gas pipeline project is not coming together as fast as had been projected.

Al Barette, Alaska Board Of Game Nominee, Skins Wolf (VIDEO): Legislature To Vote On Confirmation Friday

AP | By MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)-- The newest member of the Alaska Board of Game is facing some opposition because of an online video of him skinning a wolf and...

Alaska Lawmakers Override Palin Veto, Take Stimulus Funds

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a final spat with former Gov. Sarah Palin, the Alaska Legislature voted Monday to override her veto of $28.6 million in f...

Manufactured Protesters Are Killing Democracy

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The "Tea Party" movement flies in the face of what the true patriots in Boston stood for. Corporate lobbying-run groups are creating the illusion of grass roots protests at the health care town hall meetings.

Palin Says Thanks But No Thanks To Stimulus Money

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Gov. Sarah Palin dropped the hammer today on $80 million from the state budget. In a "bring it on" move, Palin dared the legislature to over-ride her veto.