Three Alaska Democratic legislators attended the inaugural meeting in Washington, D.C., last December of the State Innovation Exchange, meant to be a counter-force to a conservative exchange that supplies lawmakers with bills pushed by business interests and lobbyists.Nathaniel Herz
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.Nathaniel Herz
As a result of her vote in the House against the budget, Eagle River Republican Lora Reinbold no longer belongs to any caucus, and she plans to use her independence to campaign on issues important to her.Pat Forgey
Lead:North, an Institute of the North leadership program for young professionals, hosted a “speed dating” event Anchorage mayoral candidates at Snow Goose Restaurant on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Seven candidates participated.
Alaska's path to a sustainable budget will likely have to involve some combination of cutting spending, increasing revenues and using the Permanent Fund in some way, says David Teal, the Legislature's top budget expert. Pat Forgey