As of Monday morning Alaska has enacted tougher penalties on many so-called lower-level crimes.
The bill becomes law under a cloud of legal uncertainty.
Gov. Bill Walker will sign Senate Bill 54 he said in a newsletter this morning, despite concerns that it a constitutional problem could tie up…
The Senate refused to fix a last-minute amendment that could leave a key provision at risk of being overturned.
The constitutional guarantee to due process requires sentences match the severity of the crime.
After a three-day marathon floor session, dozens of amendments and one threat of retaliation on social media, the House has passed Senate Bill 54, legislation…
There’s rising concern that the behavior of a handful of legislators is fueling threats, perhaps even intentionally.
If the Alaska Legislature institutes tougher penalties on certain crimes, nearly 300 more people would be jailed every year at a cost that could exceed $4 million.