Zulkosky is the 19th woman to be currently serving in the Alaska Legislature, the most in the Legislature’s history.
The representative was joking with fellow legislators on the way to the hospital.
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.
More on the PFD, marijuana and legislative pay dominated Day 51.
Kelly’s said “no” to taxes, but his political opponents say his stance will eventually mean no PFD, either.
The flu season is taking its toll on the Alaska Legislature, but work hasn’t slowed much.
Without the additional funding, public defenders would be working beyond their ethical limit leading to slowdowns, delays and mistakes.
The Senate Majority, like most legislative majorities, requires members vote in favor of the budget. Shower says he can’t make that promise when it looks like the budget will grow.
Here’s what happened in the seventh week of session and what to look forward to this week.
An underfunded Public Defender Agency could lead to slower resolutions of cases, longer time in jail, mistakes and a violation of the Sixth Amendment.