Politics

Offers strong words for EPA head Gina McCarthy during Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

Public Broadcasting cut by 23.5 percent

Apr 30, 2015
KDLG

Alaska’s public broadcasters dodged a bullet when the legislature’s regular session ended Monday.

Gov. Walker adopted into Tlinget Kaagwaantaan Clan

Apr 23, 2015
KTOO

Gov. Bill Walker was recently adopted into the Tlingit Kaagwaantaan Clan. The ceremony happened during the 80th Assembly of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, where Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott was also given a lifetime achievement award.

Edgmon, Seaton propose state income tax

Apr 3, 2015

Edgmon tells KDLG News Friday the two hope to have at least one hearing on HB 182 in order to get a conversation started.

Skip Gray/360 North

APRN:  The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill meant to keep Gov. Bill Walker from spending money on an alternate gasline proposal. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez reports the action is part of an ongoing power struggle between Republican leadership and the governor over the state’s most high-profile megaproject.

transcript below:

It’s the legislative equivalent of two semi trucks playing chicken. The governor has said he would veto the bill; the Legislature nearly has the number to override him; and no one’s really sure who will win.

Emily Files, KCAW

In Haines, the borough assembly has decided to wait until the state finalizes legislation before taking any action on local rules on marijuana use and sales. But some residents aren’t waiting on the legislature.

Dean Lari’s phone has been ringing constantly since he posted an ad on the Haines community website titled “Cannabis Exchange.” In it, he says, “with Measure 2 we now have a great and legal way to exchange marijuana strains.”

Zachariah Hughes

APRN:  Marijuana is in legal limbo in Alaska. Multiple bills in the Legislature will determine everything from permits to penalties, and in the meantime municipalities are scrambling find rules that protect the public, but also make room for an emerging industry. A new business in Anchorage is taking its first tentative steps forward navigating the shifting legal landscape.

Legislative Call In with Rep. Edgmon, March 24

Mar 24, 2015

District 37 Rep. Bryce Edgmon joins host Dave Bendinger to for an update on state business in Juneau, plus listeners calls, questions, and concerns.

An amendment adopted Friday by the Senate Finance Committee would reverse parts Alaska’s new marijuana law in rural parts of the state.

Parks Division plans to eliminate three positions statewide, including one at Wood Tikchik, to balance a $500,000 cut.

Bill to exempt Alaska from needing to change clocks twice a year passed 16-4 in the Senate Wednesday.

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan made an appearance on Fox News to discuss a letter sent Monday to leaders in Iran.

Locals testify on state budget

Mar 6, 2015

Locals ask state budget committee to replace funding for Imagination Library and public broadcasting.

Members of the Dept. of Law talked about some of the criminal issues of marijuana, which is now legal in small amounts.

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