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Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana rules

...packaging that entices minors and clarify whether an ounce of marijuana applies to concentrates.Matanuska-Susitna Borough Attorney Nick Spiropoulos said the borough also wants the Legislature to define what constitutes a public place. Under the...
Kasilof man petitions to recall assembly member

...not involved in the recall process, Blankenship said. Wolf said he is not going to make any comments until the borough attorneys have reviewed the petition. "It is not a story until it is certified," he said. "Anybody can do this and get...
Alaska Supreme Court reverses food-tax referendum decision

...sales taxes.The borough has 10 days to decide how it wants to proceed, said Borough Clerk Jonni Blankenship, and borough attorneys are reviewing the Supreme Court decision to decide what action to take.In a decision written by Justice Craig Stowers...
Borough threatened with lawsuit due to K-Beach Flood

...cannot be done," Navarre said about the request to produce a long-term drainage plan in 30 days. Navarre said the borough attorney advised him not to send a copy of the borough's response to the Clarion.Bird said based on Alaska's constitution...
Borough employees can now serve on service area boards

...general borough government employees serve on boards, which Ogle suggested was a possible error. Colette Thompson, borough attorney, said one serves on the Central Peninsula Hospital service area board and the other serves on the Central Emergency...
Assembly apologizes to itself

...issues away from the public that watched them violate the accepted norms of behavior. According to Murphy, the borough attorney said the assembly could have legally gone behind closed doors with the issues and apologies and not violated the...
Complicated vote stymies assembly

...confusing and overly complicated. Twice, Murphy called recess for clarity's sake. At one point, she requested the borough attorney read an amended version of the original ordinance, up for a vote, after the legal language became complex. Assembly...
What others say: Much at stake in lawsuit against state

...saying those give the borough a "fair to good chance of success."The effort also won't be inexpensive. The borough attorney has estimated $150,000 would be needed to cover the cost of preparing the lawsuit. The cost of proceeding would...
FEC to consider Miller request on campaign funds

...Lisa Murkowski, who mounted a write-in campaign after losing the GOP primary to Miller.Miller was a part-time borough attorney for seven years. He was disciplined in 2008 for using work computers for political purposes, information revealed...
Assembly approves $72.9 million spending plan

...mulled whether the assembly was ready for its own legal counsel. He said the appropriation wouldn't replace the borough attorney and doesn't tie the borough's hands to spending it. Rather it provides incentive for discussion, he said...


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