What a difference a few hours can make. The Senate introduces its capital budget, the House stalls out and more details emerge on Rep. Parish. The latest from the Alaska Legislature.
Paper reveals Parish faced sexual harassment complaint just hours after he announced he wouldn’t seek re-election. An initiative-busting bill moves ahead, and another legislator is hit with an ethics violation. The latest in news from the Alaska Legislature.
The conference committee on the bill met after nearly a year of deadlock on the measure and requested powers that would let it rewrite key parts of the bill.
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.
Senate President Pete Kelly, the sponsor of the contraceptive study bill, faced tough questioning by the House Finance Committee.
The House also passed a bill officially naming Sept. 11 as “Patriot Day.”
It wasn’t a particularly exciting end to the voter-approved 90-day session.
The treatment of the smoke-free workplace bill was a step too far.
Legislators are working like they’ll be out in 90 days. Here’s what happened and what to look forward to.
The three bills had been sidelined amid a “Mini Mutiny” of the Senate Judiciary Committee.