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Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a business partner cost prospective app developers first-mover advantage, but developers failed to justify damages awarded.
The House Finance Committee revised Thursday its deficit reduction plan, the State Revenue Restructuring Act, primarily focusing on income tax provisions.
The House unanimously passed a bill that allows private employers to express a hiring preference for military veterans and National Guard members.
If the Senate doesn’t consider an income tax, the legislature will have to turn to the oil industry for more revenue, Rep. Paul Seaton says.
With four weeks left in the 90-day legislative session, the House passed a Fiscal Year 2018 operating budget. Up next to bat is the Senate.
As the House moved Thursday to end debate on budget amendments, the Senate Finance Committee began taking public testimony on its own version of the operating budget.
The Senate passed a bill on the Ides of March that draws $1.8 billion from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve and sets the Permanent Fund dividend at $1,000.
Sifting through hundreds of amendments to the operating budget, House majority and minority members each tried to hold the moral high ground during debate.