Alaska Legislature

City of Manokotak implements fish tax

Jul 18, 2017

Manokotak implemented a fish tax this season as part of their annexation of Igushik.

Senate votes to require physical activity at school

Apr 15, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG News

Everyone agrees that kids need to move, but some educators are concerned about a bill that would mandate physical activity at school every day. 

Senate OKs using excess PCE funds for other programs

Apr 13, 2016

The fund used to lower rural electric rates could also be used for community revenue sharing and rural energy projects.

Committee moves on fish tax increases

Apr 6, 2016

Increased fish taxes are one step closer to reality after the House Fisheries committee moved forward with its own version of governor’s proposal this week.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

The Alaska Legislature has heard from more than 8,000 callers so far this session during over 3,000 hours of recorded committee meetings, according to the Juneau LIO. 

House subcommittee proposes changes for ASMI

Feb 25, 2016
Courtesy of ASMI/Joseph E.

A House subcommittee wants the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to become industry-funded by 2019.

House Fish holds tax increase proposal

Feb 23, 2016

The governor's proposal to increase fish taxes as part of the effort to generate more revenue for the state is on hold.

Fishermen, processors respond to fish tax proposal

Feb 19, 2016
Courtesy KTOO

Despite acknowledging the need for more revenue, fisheries stakeholders raised lots of questions about the governor's plan to increase state fisheries taxes this week.

Courtesy of ANSEP

The boarding school's superintendent calls the plan a "hostile takeover," but lawmakers have expressed strong interest in ANSEP's proposal to turn Mt. Edgecumbe into an accelerated program. 

A bill directing the State of Alaska to recognize protective orders from tribal courts is one of 31 pre-files released today.

Audit recommends changes for CFEC

Oct 26, 2015

A long-awaited audit has recommended changes – and cost savings  for the commission that manages participation in Alaska’s commercial fisheries.

With declining oil revenue and about three years left of reserves to spend, more attention is turning to the state's finances. Budget director Pat Pitney will be in Dillingham on Monday to discuss the issue with residents.

Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game is planning to continue running major commercial fisheries, like Bristol Bay, regardless of a potential government shutdown.

The State Senator and State Representative that will represent the Bristol Bay region in the next Legislative session are both running unopposed in this fall’s general election. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

Lawmakers Take to the Floor as the Session Ends

Apr 28, 2014

The Alaska Legislature gaveled out of session on Friday but not before a handful of lawmakers took to the floors of the House and Senate to speak about particular bills or issues. A couple of lawmakers also said goodbye to their colleagues. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.