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Lawmaker fined $14k for mismanaging campaign funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The minority leader of the Alaska House has agreed to a fine of $14,000 for mismanaging campaign funds.Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, acknowledged mixing up campaign...
Couples challenge Alaska same-sex marriage ban

...strike the same-sex marriage ban from Alaska's constitution, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, during the last legislative session, went nowhere. Republicans control both the Alaska House and Senate.
Ordinance proposes changes to assembly district lines

...closely align with the new precinct boundaries.In July 2013, the Alaska Redistricting Board set new boundaries for Alaska House and Senate districts. The Division of Elections finalized the precinct boundaries to comply with the House and Senate...
What others say: Alaska needs rational liquor laws

...who distributes it to liquor stores, bars and restaurants.On Wednesday, the labor and commerce committee of the Alaska House approved HB309, which would fix that problem.The bill creates a "craft distillery" liquor license that permits...
State tackles definition of "medically necessary" abortions

JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House on Thursday began debating legislation that would further define medically necessary abortions for purposes of Medicaid funding...
House strips retirement plan from education bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska House voted to remove a plan to address the teachers' retirement system from a broad-ranging education bill it began debating late...
House committee moves cell phone ban bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska House Community and Regional Affairs Committee unanimously moved a bill Thursday that would allow municipalities to ban cellphones in...
Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

...appear on the ballot. But it also calls for a legislative committee selected jointly by the presiding officers of the Alaska House and Senate to hold at least one hearing on initiatives that the lieutenant governor has determined to be properly filed...
Voices of the Peninsula: Alaskans deserve the best when taking on the best

...arena helping you make a critical decision.Mike Chenault has represented Nikiski and the rural Kenai Peninsula in the Alaska House of Representatives since 2000. He's the first three-term Speaker of the House, and one of the prime authors of...
House passes bill to end high school exit exam

JUNEAU - The Alaska House on Tuesday approved a repeal of the state high school graduation exam.The vote was 32-5. The measure now goes to the Senate...


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