The Legislature is nearing what’s normally the final sprint, but there’s still plenty of ways for things to unravel.
On a party line vote, the committee advanced the bill without amendments or answers to the many questions raised during the hearing.
Local Republicans have reportedly advanced Vicki Wallner, the founder of the Facebook group “Stop Valley Thieves,” for consideration.
But the Alaskas Republican says she would support such a ban if “there are sufficient protections and exceptions.”
Monday featured two hearings that cast doubt on the Legislature’s fiscal plans.
Opponents of a similar bill argued it would force women to give birth against their will, even in cases of rape or incest.
Speculating on rumors and gossip surrounding Alaska politics is a time-honored tradition. It’s time for our weekly trip through the grand, gross, weird, wild and wonderful world of Alaska politics. It’s time for Friday in the Sun.
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii responded this morning to a move by Senate Republicans to end an Obama-era federal rule prohibiting states from blocking federal grants to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.
Senate Republicans made a motion to proceed to the legislation, and while a simple majority was needed to advance it, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against it. That left the Senate in a 50-50 tie, which required Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.
Senate Democrats earlier today were able to block a bill that would bar most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The measure received 54 votes…