Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped a statistically insignificant 0.1 percent between April and May, according to preliminary figures from the Alaska Department of Labor, and job losses are continuing as a statewide recession enters its third year.
After six years of work, the Alaska Legislature on Saturday afternoon approved a statewide ban on smoking in most public places across Alaska.
The Alaska Legislature adjourned its 2018 session just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning after passing a $10.4 billion state operating budget that funds ferries, health care and everyday services through summer 2019.
In a pair of landmark votes Tuesday, the Alaska Legislature agreed to harness the Alaska Permanent Fund to the needs of state government.
Members of the Alaska Legislature rejected a proposed pay cut.
To help harbormasters identify and clean up derelict boats, the Alaska Legislature is considering a new fee on boats longer than 24 feet.
After three years of work, the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday voted 21-17 to approve a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe up to a year’s worth of birth control on a single script. Currently, doctors may prescribe only three months of contraceptives. The bill also requires health insurers to cover birth control, including devices such as IUDs and implants.
Gov. Bill Walker averted an impending shutdown of the Alaska Marine Highway System and the state’s Medicaid health insurance program on Tuesday by signing a $110.2 million fast-track supplemental appropriations bill.
House Bill 195 will allow insurance companies to take credit scores into account when setting rates.
District 38 Democrats nominate three for vacancy opened by Fansler’s resignation.
The Alaska House of Representatives has voted unanimously to legalize hemp farming in Alaska.
One-third of the way to 90 days, analyzing the biggest pothole to a finished session.
To see how state budget cuts are affecting Alaska’s legal system, head to Juneau’s courthouse and search the court calendar for misdemeanor drug crimes.
Alaska’s alcohol control board declined to ban distilleries and breweries from hosting fundraisers and special events, but the board did vote to advance a proposal that would change the way distilleries can serve cocktails.
The Alaska Legislature’s special session will continue — without most legislators.
Lawmakers in the House move rapidly to advance rollback of portion of Senate Bill 91.
JUNEAU — The Alaska Marine Highway is beginning the long process of selling the ferry Taku.
James Barrett flew to Anchorage this week with a suitcase of cash.
An issue that sank plans for a budget fix in 2016 will soon resurface in the Alaska Legislature.