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Legislature Makes Second Sunday in June “Children’s Day in Alaska”

April 22, 2015 1:25PM

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska Legislature voted yesterday to mark the second Sunday in June annually as “Children’s Day in Alaska.” House Bill 180, by Representative Cathy Muñoz, brings more attention to celebrate Alaska’s children. “After hearing the stories from my University of Alaska Southeast intern,…


Chenault Comments on Dr. Carl Roses’ Death

April 20, 2015 3:33PM

Longtime Alaska Schools Advocate Remembered by Speaker Alaska Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, released the following statement upon learning of the passing of longtime Alaska schools and student advocate Dr. Carl F.N. Rose. “Mine and Tanna’s thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Roses’ family and friends tonight. Carl…


Legislature Extends Two State Boards

April 19, 2015 11:32AM

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board & Certified Direct-Entry Midwives extended The Alaska Legislature today voted to extend a pair of state boards, which were set to begin their mothball, or sunset, transitions after the Division of Legislative Audit recommended they be renewed. House Bill (HB) 26 extends the termination date of…


Legislature Expands Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge

Colver’s HB153 adds donated lands to Mat-Su hunting and recreational jewel The Alaska Legislature today voted to expand the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge. Representative Jim Colver sponsored House Bill 153 to expand the boundary of the wildly popular Southcentral Refuge. HB153 adds state-owned sections of land to the…


Today is “CDH Day of Action” in Alaska

Millett’s HCR9 raises awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias House Majority Leader Charisse Millett today thanked the Alaska Senate and Governor Bill Walker for their support for her House Concurrent Resolution 9, which names today “CDH Day of Action” in Alaska. Governor Walker signed it and filed it in a ceremony…


Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Alaskan Children

April 18, 2015 7:11PM

Millett’s House Bill 44, “The Alaska Safe Children’s Act” proposes prevention and awareness curriculum and training in schools The Alaska House of Representatives this evening, with a vote of 34 – 6, passed legislation sponsored by House Majority Leader Charisse Millett to empower school districts to provide child sexual assault…


House Removes Mandated Testing for Graduation

HB 80 saves state $525,000 annually, eliminates unfunded mandate Saturday, April 18, 2015, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska House of Representatives today voted to save school districts money and remove a testing requirement. House Bill 80, by Representative Lynn Gattis, repeals the mandate from last year’s HB 278 that all…


Legislature Moves to Capture More Lost Revenue

April 16, 2015 5:10PM

HB155 repeals certain indirect expenditures that don’t meet legislative intent The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a bill that will allow the State to collect foregone revenue, certain incentives, deductions or tax credits enacted over the years. House Bill 155, by Finance Co-Chair Steve Thompson, repeals six indirect expenditures…


Legislature Passes Cost-Saving Measure for Medicaid

HB 161 sets guidelines for buying new medical equipment Thursday, April 16, 2015, Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska Legislature today, with a unanimous vote in the Alaska Senate, passed legislation designed to save the state money when it comes to paying for durable medical equipment, such as canes, wheelchairs, chair…


Legislature Increases Access to Life-Saving AED Devices

April 15, 2015 11:24AM

Wilson’s HB4 removes barriers, responds to AK Fire Chiefs recommendation The Alaska Legislature voted to increase access to proven life-saving technology by repealing a section of state law that the Alaska Fire Chiefs Association said discouraged building owners and institutions from installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The Alaska Senate unanimously…


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