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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 atĀ the Inuit Circumpolar Council's meeting in Nome this week.

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Local News
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 introducedĀ 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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Local News
9:45 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

3/18/14 KNBA News - Legislators consider buying a legislative office building in Anchorage

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.

The Alaska House has rejected extending a perk to military same-sex partners - the use of their home-state drivers' license when here temporarily.

The House Finance committee is looking at ways to handle the state's debt to employee pensions.

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.

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