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What others say: OK wild salmon day

...The House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 128 on Tuesday. It's now being considered by the Alaska Senate, which, in our opinion, should approve it by a similar margin.Not only would a wild salmon day recognize the roles...
Senate passes bill changing marijuana crime laws

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate on Monday got closer to having state statutes reflect what remains illegal after Alaska voters legalized limited recreational marijuana...
Bill passed limiting state entity in alternate gas plan

JUNEAU, Alaska) - The Alaska Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would temporarily restrict participation by a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline...
Alaska Senate passes bill to eliminate daylight saving time

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Senate has voted overwhelmingly to eliminate daylight saving time in the state. The bill, from Sen. Anna MacKinnon, passed 16-4...
What others say: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

...Peter Micciche, a Republican from Soldotna, has an interesting proposal that would help reduce smoking's toll in Alaska. Senate Bill 1 proposes a statewide secondhand smoke law similar to the one enacted by the City and Borough of Juneau in 2008...
What others say: Daylight saving time a necessary inconvenience

On Tuesday, the Alaska Senate's State Affairs Committee advanced a bill that would exempt the 49th state from daylight saving time starting in 2017.It sounds...
Senate majority eyes October target for gas line session

JUNEAU - Members of the Alaska Senate's Republican-led majority on Monday said they are targeting October for a special session on issues related to the liquefied...
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...this bill, but it is an issue proponents are particularly sensitive to given the history of marijuana policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said she expected the defense provision to be a subject...
Voices of Alaska: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law

...Erin's Law this legislative session.Nineteen states have passed Erin's Law. Last year, Erin's Law passed in the Alaska Senate, but failed to pass in the Alaska House of Representatives. With early bi-partisan support, there's no reason...
Senate majority looks to hire ex-military affairs official

...leadership change following problems within the Alaska National Guard, has been offered a contract to work with the Alaska Senate majority press office.In an email to members Monday, Senate President Kevin Meyer said he had decided to hire McHugh...


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