A state-owned corporation on Monday responded to a Wasilla legislator who criticized it for sponsoring a fundraising golf tournament during business hours as Alaska confronts a multibillion-dollar budget deficit.
Twenty-five of the 200 political staff members to Alaska’s lawmakers during their annual legislative session earned monthly salaries equivalent to more than $100,000 annually, with 70 paid at rates of $84,000 or more. Nathaniel Herz
As Ethan Berkowitz prepares for his swearing-in as mayor this week, he is relying on the professional expertise of his wife, an Arctic governance researcher and immigration attorney, to help shape his administration.Devin Kelly
Citing a “significantly underfunded” budget for the new fiscal year, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has told Medicaid providers they won’t be seeing the usual rate increases for inflation.Laurel Andrews
Governor Bill Walker signed a measure placing new taxes on wholesale refined fuel, including gasoline and heating oil -- but not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway -- into law Saturday morning.Associated Press