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.
The treatment of the smoke-free workplace bill was a step too far.
Legislators are working like they’ll be out in 90 days. Here’s what happened and what to look forward to.
The three bills had been sidelined amid a “Mini Mutiny” of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s meeting devolved on Saturday amid brinkmanship between the chair and its members.
The increase is $5 million above the flat funding proposed by Gov. Bill Walker and about $14 million below what’s proposed in the House budget.
The study would look at the effectiveness of providing long-term contraceptives to women suffering from substance abuse.
The Senate also passed a bill that would free up Alaska Native corporations from liability for contaminated lands conveyed to them by the feds.