Juneau, Alaska â€“ Legislation to extend a needs-based senior benefit program passed the Alaska House of Representatives Wednesday. House Bill 263, sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker, extends the Senior Benefits Program through 2021, adding six years to its sunset.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) introduced legislation to protect Alaskans who are wrongfully convicted and subsequently serve time in prison.
JUNEAU â€“ On Monday, following weeks of deliberation, expert testimony, reviews by state departments, public testimony and involved companies, the Senate Resources Committee passed out Senate Bill 138, the Alaska LNG Project legislation.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, House Democratic legislators gathered around Sam Kito III to announce his confirmation as the new representative for House District 32. The caucus met Monday night along with democratic members of the House Majority to unanimously confirm Kito.
Juneau, Alaska â€“ Governor Sean Parnell, on Friday, appointed Sam Kito III to fill the House District 32 seat that was held by Representative Beth Kerttula.
JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr introduced legislation to bring voter participation into the 21st Century through a simple online system. Under the proposal, voters could sign in to the existing Legislative information database, BASIS, using their social and professional media accounts.
As Chairman of the Senate subcommittee with official jurisdiction over oceans and fisheries, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Wednesday stood up to the pirate fishing industry – which has cost coastal communities millions of dollars â€“ and defended Alaska fishermen who play by the rules.
The debt ceiling plan unveiled by Republicans on Monday was pulled on Tuesday morning because of lack of votes to pass the bill, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today.
ANCHORAGE: After Gov. Parnell oversaw a transition from record surpluses to record deficits, the state Senate voted unanimously today to deny the Governorâ€™s pay raise.