JUNEAU – The Alaska State Legislature passed Senate Bill 156 this week, a bill to update and streamline the Certified Direct-entry Midwife (CDM) practice act.
JUNEAU-In the very early hours of this morning, the House Finance Committee passed Senate Bill 194, which creates the Alaska Tourism Marketing Board within the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED).
JUNEAU – The Alaska State Legislature unanimously passed a pair of resolutions this week to help eradicate fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) from Alaska.
JUNEAU-Today, the Alaska State Legislature passed Senate Bill 58, sponsored by Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau), which clarifies current law to allow insurers to drop coverage of entirely abandoned property that is no longer being properly maintained.
JUNEAU- Today, Governor Sean Parnell signed into law Senate Bill 49 which neutrally defines what a “medically necessary abortion” is for the purpose of making payments under Medicaid.
Senate Education Task Force: Senate Finance Subcommittee meetings held during the interim to explore the total cost of K-12 education and gather recommendations for the upcoming legislative session. The Senate is currently considering the Governor's range of educational reforms and enhancements.
Alaska LNG Gasline:
Fiscal Terms: Create and establish a durable gas fiscal regime to make Alaska globally competitive while insuring Alaskans receive their fair share of revenues from an LNG Pipeline.
Sustainable Budgets: Year 2 of 5 year plan to reduce the cost of government and contain the annual growth to a sustainable level for our future. Last year $1.1 billion in general funds were eliminated from the budget.
PERS/TRS Unfunded Liability: $12 billion in unfunded liability, work continues on balancing the best interests of the state and the retiree obligations.