The Senate refused to fix a last-minute amendment that could leave a key provision at risk of being overturned.
The constitutional guarantee to due process requires sentences match the severity of the crime.
After a three-day marathon floor session, dozens of amendments and one threat of retaliation on social media, the House has passed Senate Bill 54, legislation…
There’s rising concern that the behavior of a handful of legislators is fueling threats, perhaps even intentionally.
Things could quickly get out of hand in Juneau, but the situation could be helped if legislators keep a few basic questions in mind.
Who knows what will happen over the remainder of session, but if the first few days are anything to go by, then it’s going to get messy.
Monday kicked off the fourth special session and legislators are already waist-deep into the criminal justice portion of Gov. Bill Walker’s agenda. The House Majority…
While some legislators are pushing for a full rollback of criminal justice reforms, the police patrolling Alaska’s biggest city see solutions elsewhere.
The prime component of the proposed initiative would bar legislators from collecting per diem payments ($295 per day) if the operating budget is not passed by the end of the regular session.
It’s the second year in a row Alaskans will get a smaller dividend, but this time it’s with the support of the Legislature.