Capitol Report: Alaska Senate passes 1st bill
SB 24 allows corporate shareholder meetings and nonprofit member meetings to be held electronically, a practice which was allowed under pandemic emergency orders.
Capitol Report: Alaska delegation should collaborate on UA federal endowment land grant
Sen. Gary Stevens delivers an update on the bills and resolutions currently under consideration by the Alaska Legislature.
Capitol Report: Legislature will extend session to work on budget, appointments
Sen. Gary Stevens has sponsored a bill that would require the University of Alaska Board of Regents to deliver a report evaluating the quality of its instructional programs and describing its efforts to achieve or maintain accreditation.
Capitol Report: Key issues still in progress during final weeks of Legislature
The Alaska Legislature is currently working on budget issues and preparing to conduct confirmation hearings, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.
Capitol Report: Legislative session will likely need extension
It's too early to say what the budget will look like when it passes the Legislature, but lawmakers are committed to getting the work done as quickly as possible, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.
Capitol Report: CARES Act distribution is retroactive to May 1
CARES Act funding will go to support business, education, child nutrition and other areas impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Capitol Report: Second special session begins on June 28
The Legislature still has work to do to ensure that necessary programs are funded, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.
Capitol Report: Pace of work expected to be quick, but thorough
Sen. Gary Stevens writes: Hello friends and neighbors. With the second session of the 32nd Alaska State Legislature underway, lawmakers are back at the Capitol to work on the budget and numerous other matters that will come before us this year.
Capitol Report: Fish product development tax credit bill heads to a vote
Sen. Gary Stevens: With the session well-underway and the Senate Committees working diligently on numerous bills and, of course, the Fiscal Year 2023 state budget, I am pleased to report some progress on my personal legislation.
Capitol Report: Budget remains key legislative focus
Sen. Gary Stevens: With the legislative session now in its sixth week, there is a lot happening in the Capitol. Of course, the major item on our agenda is the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. Although it is too early to say what it will look like, the Finance Committees in both legislative bodies are meeting with the governor’s finance experts and commissioners to gather information that will be used in the budget process.