In the final days of the session, the Legislature finally approved a smoke-free workplaces bill that’s been in the works for five years.
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…
A last-minute amendment by a former bar owner targeting distilleries and breweries snarled a fix to the distillery the cocktail issue and years of negotiations on alcohol laws.
The Senate Rules Committee rejected an amendment to call loss of Alaska Native languages an “emergency” after changing it to “urgent need.”
On a party line vote, the committee advanced the bill without amendments or answers to the many questions raised during the hearing.
The bill already has the support of half of the House.
Senators gripe about Medicaid spending and wonder if education budgeting can be done better.
“It’s something that we know best about.”
In our March 19 episode, Casey Reynolds and former Wasilla legislator Lynn Gattis discuss Donald Trump’s latest bout with “alternative facts”, the Alaska state budget, and what the reaction of Alaskans has been to the State Senate passing PFD reform. Casey then interviews Kenai-Soldotna area Senator Peter Micciche to get his take on the state budget and his body’s PFD reform package.
The Alaska State Senate Majority held their first press conference today. If you don’t have a half-hour of free time to watch the whole thing, here are our CliffsNotes version of what was said.