A last-minute flurry of bills saved the 30th Legislature from being the least productive in history, but there were still plenty of bills left behind.
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 floor debate on the budget once again came to a crashing halt.
One representative didn’t like a presentation so much she walked out before it even began.
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.
Legislators are still fighting over that education budget.
The banking rules didn’t go very far, but they’ve allowed nearly 400 banking institutions to being working with marijuana businesses.
The letter requests Congress pass some sort of legislation to give banks the option of doing business with marijuana businesses.
Both suggest that Congress will need to step in and set the issue straight.
Murkowski spent much of 2017 seeking clarity on the administration’s plans for states that have legalized marijuana.