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The Alaska Legislature confirmed Texan Richard Rabinow to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. and Bernie Washington to the State Assessment Review Board. The controversial appointments were among dozens considered in a joint session Thursday.

Pat Forgey
Under a bill approved by the state House Thursday, the film tax credit program would disappear unless the Legislature renews it in 2016. The bill also provides for a review of other examples of the state's indirect spending through credits and fee waivers -- except for credits related to non-renewable resources.Dermot Cole
As the Legislature nears the final days of its 2014 session, with most major issues unresolved, a plan to subsidize in-state Alaska refineries won House approval Thursday. The first Senate hearing is set for Friday.Dermot Cole
What's in a name? Potentially everything, if you're running for office in Alaska and your name is Dan Sullivan.Sean Doogan
A bill to subsidize in-state refineries Alaska refineries expanded Tuesday with the addition of the shuttered Agrium fertilizer plant. The $10 million amendment, introduced by House Speaker Mike Chenault, was introduced at 9:25 a.m. and adopted two minutes later, with one minute for public testimony in between. Dermot Cole
By a vote of 13-7 Tuesday, the Alaska Senate passed legislation that would allow out-of-state appointees of the governor to sit on the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.Pat Forgey
The first order of business for the Anchorage Assembly after the April 1 election was to elect a new chair and vice-chair.Sean Doogan
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has committed to a series of gubernatorial candidate debates and forums in the lead-up to the primary and general elections.Alex DeMarban
A measure aimed at eliminating the sale of synthetic drugs like Spice was approved by the Wasilla City Council Monday, mimicking an approach recently adopted in Anchorage.Sean Doogan
Education advocates were optimistic after a day of hearings in the Senate Finance Committee on a bill that could boost the base student allocation by about $300.Pat Forgey