JUNEAU - Surrounded by a cheering crowd, some wearing Alaska Native traditional clothing, the House State Affairs committee on Tuesday moved a bill symbolically adding 20 native languages to the list of official languages of the state. Read more
JUNEAU - A measure intended to delay implementation of new education standards suffered a serious setback Wednesday when the House Education Committee held it with only a few weeks left in the session. The sponsor of House Resolution 9, Rep. Read more
JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill covering procedures and training for the restraint of public school students.
Republican Charisse Millett of Anchorage is sponsoring House Bill 210. Read more
JUNEAU - The Alaska House on Tuesday approved a repeal of the state high school graduation exam.
The vote was 32-5. The measure now goes to the Senate.
The exit exam tests student aptitude in reading, English and mathematics. Read more
JUNEAU - The Legislative Finance Division told the House Finance Committee on Monday that Alaska will spend $1.4 billion on education this fiscal year, and if current spending levels continue, two major reserve funds will be depleted within a decade. Read more
JUNEAU - The House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs moved a bill Thursday allowing judges to consider post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries as a mitigating factor during sentencings of combat veterans. Read more
JUNEAU - The House Education Committee began hearing testimony on a resolution Wednesday to delay implementing new English language and mathematics standards for Alaska.
House Resolution 9, sponsored by Rep. Read more
JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved a bill Monday aimed at creating a grant program to assist correspondence studies. Senate Bill 100 was sponsored by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla. Read more
JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill Friday after rejecting amendments offered by the committee's lone Democrat. The bill moves to the Senate Finance Committee. Read more
JUNEAU - With a possibility of building an expensive prison within three years staring them in the face, the Alaska Senate unanimously passed a sweeping crime bill Friday hoping to stem Alaska's rising inmate population. Read more
JUNEAU - An Alaska Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill proposing to delete language in a state law that requires authorities to serve minor citations in person. Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Read more
JUNEAU - Prisons. Jail time. Incarceration. Those words for Alaska may mean something radically different if a sweeping crime bill, shepherded by Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, passes the Legislature. Read more