After a commission eliminated session per diem for Juneau legislators, a Juneau legislator proposed cutting everyone else’s per diem by 75 percent.
Parish is stepping aside so his former legislative aide Rob Edwardson, who’s currently on the Juneau Assembly, can run for office.
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.
Legislators will still have to figure out whether they will approve boosted funding for this year.
Some legislators might not be so thrilled to be on the same ballot as a measure targeting their per diem.
Senate President Pete Kelly, the sponsor of the contraceptive study bill, faced tough questioning by the House Finance Committee.
It wasn’t a particularly exciting end to the voter-approved 90-day session.
Walker’s appointment to the Board of Midwives had a work past many social conservatives found objectionable.
The three bills had been sidelined amid a “Mini Mutiny” of the Senate Judiciary Committee.