The ninth legislative day also featured the introduction of the much-awaited legislation to name the Common Raven as Alaska’s state bird.
A federal version of (the much-maligned) Senate Bill 91 wouldn’t be good for Alaska, Sullivan argued.
Voters in a majority of Alaska’s House districts will get to decide whether he should keep his job.
An anonymous tip lead to an investigation into more than $10,000 of food stamps received by Halat and her husband.
A long-await bill is scheduled for the floor, the capital budget is growing and multiple bills passed, including one that would bump an initiative off the general election ballot.
We’re a matter of tens of hours away from the end of the session, bringing a merciful end to a thoroughly underwhelming two years. While…
As if Tuesday wasn’t busy enough with the passage of a bill to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund to pay for government, the Legislature also unveiled a big new crime bill while the Senate passed the capital budget and the initiative buster.
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.
The Senate also passed a bill that would free up Alaska Native corporations from liability for contaminated lands conveyed to them by the feds.
An underfunded Public Defender Agency could lead to slower resolutions of cases, longer time in jail, mistakes and a violation of the Sixth Amendment.