pension http://knba.org en 4/10/14 KNBA NEWS - Legislators consider a bill to limit low-income women's access to abortions http://knba.org/post/41014-knba-news-legislators-consider-bill-limit-low-income-womens-access-abortions <p>A bill to limit abortions to those that are medically necessary for physical conditions, and not for mental health issues, is under consideration in the Alaska House. The bill doesn't include access to birth control and family planning services that had been provided in an earlier version.</p><p>Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced&nbsp;a bill that would put $3 billion toward paying down the state's obligations to the public employees' and teachers' retirement systems, replacing an earlier budget request.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:30:42 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9954 at http://knba.org 3/18/14 KNBA News - Legislators consider buying a legislative office building in Anchorage http://knba.org/post/31814-knba-news-legislators-consider-buying-legislative-office-building-anchorage <p>Buying rather than leasing a legislative office building in Anchorage would save the state $2.4 million a year, according to Rep. Mike Hawker, Legislative Council chair.</p><p>The Alaska House has rejected extending a perk to military same-sex partners - the use of their home-state drivers' license when here temporarily.</p><p>The House Finance committee is looking at ways to handle the state's debt to employee pensions.</p><p>Alaska's life expectancy is 34th in the nation, and that of Alaska Native people is seven years less than that of Alaskan non-Natives.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:45:30 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9012 at http://knba.org