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7:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

4/14/14 KNBA News - Governor Parnell introduces a bill to pay down retirement debt

Governor Sean Parnell says it would be immoral to leave the state's debt to public employees' retirement benefits for future generations to pay, so he's proposing moving $3 billion out of savings to pay it down.

Food security from an Inuit perspective is the top agenda item at the Inuit Circumpolar Council's meeting in Nome this week.

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11:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

4/10/14 KNBA NEWS - Legislators consider a bill to limit low-income women's access to abortions

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.

Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced 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.

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2:08 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

4/9/14 KNBA News - Alaska's attorney general defends state's position on tribal sovereignty, courts

Attorney General Michael Geraghty testified before the House Community and Regional Affairs Committee on a national report that calls the high rate of violence against Alaska Native women a "national disgrace," and urges the state to change its position on tribal courts. The state, says Garaghty, is protecting the rights of all Alaskans when it opposes the expansion of tribal courts.

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9:51 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

4/10/14 KNBA News - Senate Finance passes a $2.1 billion budget

The Senate Finance Committee's $2.1 billion budget includes $145 million for a new heating system for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and $2.1 for a road linking King Cove to Cold Bay. It doesn't include $10 million for the Susitna dam project that Administration was seeking.

Some subsistence fishermen are calling for a temporary halt to fishing on the Yukon River after the state has forecast abysmal returns of king salmon.

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Local News
6:24 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

4/8/14 KNBA News - The state is boosting its oil revenue projections

Oil revenues will be $374 million more than earlier projected, but down almost four billion from peak revenues of a few years ago, and $1.5 billion less than the state's FY2014 budget.

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich is pushing to modify legislation that could result in more tribal court jurisdiction in Alaska.

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