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Sixteen other states have term limits for legislators.
Railbelt utilities say options are set to be picked for further development by the end of the year, with a natural gas shortfall expected to start in 2027.
The law that passed last year asks districts to provide intensive reading intervention programs, after-school instruction and summer school, which rural school officials say will stretch already strained resources.
A projected $65 million budget shortfall could force Anchorage School District to cut staff, school administrators said in a letter to state legislators, requesting that they hold a special session to override Dunleavy’s veto.
The commander of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson said child care is his “biggest challenge” and that a workforce shortage is directly affecting base operations.
Republican former Sen. Mia Costello of Anchorage served in the Legislature for 12 years. Her first day in her new job was Tuesday.
The Alaska Legislature last month passed a budget that included a one-time $175 million increase to public education funding. In a news release announcing the veto, Gov. Mike Dunleavy did not provide an explanation for cutting half that amount
Officials from Alaska’s largest Tlingit village are making their fourth attempt to form Xunaa Borough, which they hope could result in more money for public education.
State officials have led the cleanup efforts of the Greens Creek Mine site since 2019 for lead contamination, removing over 62 tons of contaminated soil.
A federal appeals court struck down Alaska’s prior limits as unconstitutional in 2021, paving the way for large contributions to candidates for governor in the 2022 election.
The governor’s statement was issued before the indictment was unsealed Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sullivan in an interview later on Friday said while he stood by his statement, he hadn’t yet read the indictment.
State officials are scrambling to open the fishery after it was effectively closed by a federal judge — but damage has already been done.
Some local hosts who rent out their cars through Turo report having their bank accounts garnished after failing to pay state taxes.