Special committee appointed to finalize budget, PFD payout

Special committee appointed to finalize budget, PFD payout

The Alaska House and Senate have each named three members to a special committee to work out final details of the state's operating budget

Dunleavy pitches his budget plan to Anchorage seniors

Dunleavy pitches his budget plan to Anchorage seniors

Gov. Mike Dunleavy defended his decision to cut spending, rather than raise taxes, to solve Alaska's budget problems.

Senate passes budget preserving proposed $3K PFD

Senate passes budget preserving proposed $3K PFD

The Senate approved an $11.5 billion budget that keeps the $3,000 Permanent Fund dividend recommended last week by the Senate Finance Committee.

Senate heading into home stretch of operating budget

Senate heading into home stretch of operating budget

The Senate looks to put the final touches on the amended operating budget before sending it back to the House for a concurrence vote.

House passes a bill to strengthen sex crime laws

House passes a bill to strengthen sex crime laws

Known as one of the Schneider loophole bills, HB14 enhances sex-related assault crimes.

Senate panel approves $3,000 PFD during budget amendment talks

Senate panel approves $3,000 PFD during budget amendment talks

The full Senate must still approve the operating budget when it meets to vote on the operating budget next week.

Senate Finance Committee to resume budget, PFD debate

Senate Finance Committee to resume budget, PFD debate

The House sent a budget to the Senate without a Permanent Fund dividend appropriation, leaving the Senate Finance Committee to sort debate short- and long-term solutions.

House Judiciary Committee begins hearings on its own crime bill

House Judiciary Committee begins hearings on its own crime bill

House Rep. Matt Claman says his bill draws from several bills including some put forth by Gov. Mike Dunleavy

Assembly asks lawmakers to remove local tax limits on school funding

Assembly asks lawmakers to remove local tax limits on school funding

Would you be willing to pay more in taxes if it provided more opportunities for children in your school district?

Crime bills, PFD, nominations still await legislative decisions

Crime bills, PFD, nominations still await legislative decisions

Even as the House sent a budget to the Senate for consideration, the Legislature enters a holiday-shortened week with plenty on its plate.