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Lunch and Learn events at state Capitol raise questions

...But the ethics law doesn't define legislative purpose. Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, and chair of the House Rules Committee, said he started Lunch and Learns while on the House Resources Committee to provide education on generic natural...
Agrium now included in refinery tax credit bill pending in Juneau

...Corp.'s refinery in Nikiski is also among the refineries that could benefit from House Bill 287, now in the House Rules committee. The bill would also extend Tesoro's contract to purchase state royalty crude oil from the state.Agrium is...
Chenault plans to propose AGDC amendment

...amendment to SB124, a bill to extend the sunset date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, during a House Rules Committee hearing Thursday. Chenault said he would have preferred to find another bill or to attach the amendment to SB138...
Bill to end high school exit exams advances in House finance

...Not counting this year's state high school graduating class, an estimated 2,368 students who did not pass the exit examination are eligible to receive a high school diploma retroactively. The bill moves to the House Rules Committee.
Voices of the Peninsula: Alaskans deserve the best when taking on the best

...newspaper when the sponsor referred to his bill as being "hijacked." That's why I withdrew my amendment during a House Rules Committee hearing April 3. No one in the Capitol, not my Majority Caucus members, the full House, Senate, or governor...
Take a stand and take action act on House Bill No. 29 introduced by Rep. Gabrielle Ledoux from Kodiak. It is currently sitting in the House Rules Committee and must be brought to the floor for a vote. The special session of the Legislature starts Oct. 18. We are one...
Gov's budget irks some: Parnell, legislators differ over meaning of 'deficit'

...Deficit spending is spending more than you are bringing in regardless of what your savings account tells you." House Rules Committee Chairman Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, likened it to a family budget. "If you are paying your bills with your...
Suicide awareness training bill nears House vote

...lose your culture." A range of groups, including education and government leaders, have spoken in support of the bill. SB137 cleared the Senate unanimously in February. It now goes to the House Rules Committee before any floor vote.
Prison, Peace Corps bills among the dead at session's end

...put any constitutional amendments on this fall's election ballot. And Alaskans will continue to set their clocks forward in spring and back in the fall. A proposal to eliminate daylight savings time died in the House Rules Committee.
House committee advances bill on AGDC appointments

JUNEAU - The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline...


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