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.
There have been better weeks for the Alaska Legislature.
The Senate also seems to be backing away from a major voter record law change.
The House continued to be frozen over the operating budget.