The Legislative Research Services released a report stating 19.5% of Alaskans did not have health insurance between 2008 and 2012. This report was requested by Senators Johnny Ellis and Bill Wielechowski, both Democrats, in response to Governor Parnell’s administration’s announcement that there wasn’t enough data to determine how many Alaskans are uninsured.
Alaska’s Tax regime has changed dramatically from Senate Bill 21, which passed last year. The law has proven controversial, however, with the latest challenge coming from two Democratic state senators. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has the details.
When Alaska lawmakers head back to Juneau next month they will be faced with hundreds of pieces of legislation. One of the new bills will seek to change a law that impacts the ability of citizens to sue the State. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.