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Budget Compromise Achieved, Government Shutdown Averted

Budget Compromise Achieved, Government Shutdown Averted

Juneau – Thursday night, to avert the looming government shutdown, the Alaska State Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget. The compromise budget totals $4.1 billion in Unrestricted General Fund (UGF) spending and sets this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend at $1,100. The K-12 Base Student Allocation (BSA)…

Trump Tweets He Has No Comey Tapes

Trump Tweets He Has No Comey Tapes

WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not record his conversations with former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey. Comey has said the president urged him to curb the agency’s investigation into Russia’s meddling of the 2016 presidential election, which Trump denies. Trump wrote…

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Insure Dependents of Fallen Peace Officers and Firefighters

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Insure Dependents of Fallen Peace Officers and Firefighters

FAIRBANKS— Governor Bill Walker today signed legislation to ease the financial burden of families and dependents of peace officers and firefighters who make the ultimate sacrifice. House Bill 23 is the culmination of years of effort by advocates, loved ones, and community members—and provides continued health insurance coverage…

Senator Murkowski Questions Secretary Zinke Over Interior Budget

Senator Murkowski Questions Secretary Zinke Over Interior Budget

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) chaired the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY…

Governor Walker Makes Statement on Alaska Credit Rating

Governor Walker Makes Statement on Alaska Credit Rating

JUNEAU— Governor Bill Walker reacted to Standard & Poor’s (S&P) announcement today that Alaska’s credit ratings are being…

Credit Rating Agency Highlights Need for a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan in Alaska

Credit Rating Agency Highlights Need for a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan in Alaska

Juneau – Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) has released the following statement in response to…

Trump’s Uneasy Relationship with US Intel Looms Large with Russia Issue in Focus

Trump’s Uneasy Relationship with US Intel Looms Large with Russia Issue in Focus

WASHINGTON — As Congress again dives into concerns about Russian interference in the 2016 election with two hearings Wednesday,…

CBS Poll: Trump Approval Rating Hits New Low

CBS Poll: Trump Approval Rating Hits New Low

WASHINGTON — The latest CBS News poll shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating at the lowest point of his…

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