The Senate took issue with the state’s quoted price on work requirements, the House is plugging away on oil tax credits, Bree’s Law appears on the radar and other bills pass.
There’s still a chance for the distillery cocktail issue to be addressed. The House kicked the tires on the Senate’s capital budget and election considerations are coming into play.
A fast-approaching deadline, a cancelled weekend hearing, renewed focus and a new bill. The latest from the Legislature.
What a difference a few hours can make. The Senate introduces its capital budget, the House stalls out and more details emerge on Rep. Parish. The latest from the Alaska Legislature.
Paper reveals Parish faced sexual harassment complaint just hours after he announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. An initiative-busting bill moves ahead, and another legislator is hit with an ethics violation. The latest in news from the Alaska Legislature.
The conference committee on the bill met after nearly a year of deadlock on the measure and requested powers that would let it rewrite key parts of the bill.
The Senate initially refused to sound off against a federal rollback of lenient marijuana policy, but the final joint resolution stands up in support of Alaska’s industry.
Senate President Pete Kelly, the sponsor of the contraceptive study bill, faced tough questioning by the House Finance Committee.
The House also passed a bill officially naming Sept. 11 as “Patriot Day.”
It wasn’t a particularly exciting end to the voter-approved 90-day session.