With the recent spate of deaths in Alaska prisons, particularly the suicide of Israel Keyes, there is increasing attention being focused on Alaska’s Department of Corrections. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on the legislature’s most recent look into the matter.
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.
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.