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.
Today, we’re looking at some of the biggest stories we’re looking forward to in 2018.
As of Monday morning Alaska has enacted tougher penalties on many so-called lower-level crimes.
The bill becomes law under a cloud of legal uncertainty.
Gov. Bill Walker will sign Senate Bill 54 he said in a newsletter this morning, despite concerns that it a constitutional problem could tie up…
The Senate refused to fix a last-minute amendment that could leave a key provision at risk of being overturned.
There’s rising concern that the behavior of a handful of legislators is fueling threats, perhaps even intentionally.
If the Alaska Legislature institutes tougher penalties on certain crimes, nearly 300 more people would be jailed every year at a cost that could exceed $4 million.