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.
After two years of deeply divided, unproductive and bitter legislating, the Alaska Legislature found its stride in the last week to bring a largely productive and smooth finish to the session.
Legislators are working like they’ll be out in 90 days. Here’s what happened and what to look forward to.
The House Rules Committee, which has held the bill for most of session, has finally scheduled a hearing on the bill.
The Legislature is also expanding the scope of its sexual harassment policy update.
There’s a groundswell of support for a smoke-free workplaces, but one legislator still could stand in the way.
Monday featured two hearings that cast doubt on the Legislature’s fiscal plans.