A postcard-based system is causing plenty of headaches, but it isn’t entirely a surprise.
These are individuals, groups or feuds that came out not looking so hot by the time the Legislature gavelled out (though some might have found a bit of redemption before the final day).
Some legislators might not be so thrilled to be on the same ballot as a measure targeting their per diem.
The three bills had been sidelined amid a “Mini Mutiny” of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s meeting devolved on Saturday amid brinkmanship between the chair and its members.
The increase is $5 million above the flat funding proposed by Gov. Bill Walker and about $14 million below what’s proposed in the House budget.
The state warns the amendment would effectively unconstitutionally repeal the 2016 automatic voter registration initiative.
Senate Democrats wanted to tell the feds to respect Alaska’s marijuana vote. Republicans gave them a watered down resolution that sides with the feds.
Opponents of a similar bill argued it would force women to give birth against their will, even in cases of rape or incest.
The Senate refused to fix a last-minute amendment that could leave a key provision at risk of being overturned.