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Gillis resigns days before Board of Fisheries nominee due legislators. Gattis said she did not get lobbied heavily during the confirmation hearings for Ruffner because she is a legislator from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. "Pretty much if you don't come from sportfishing and you have any ties to commercial...
Legislator seeks delay in marijuana-concentrates regulations

JUNEAU - A Homer legislator has proposed delaying regulations for marijuana concentrates to allow officials to focus this year on rules for the sale and growth...
State income tax measure introduced

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Republican legislator has proposed a personal state income tax as Alaska grapples with projected multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices...
Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund access a constitutional reserve to balance the budget.About $94 million left over from more than 100 governor- and legislator-requested projects were parked in the Alaska Housing Capital Corporation fund, a savings account for capital budget money...
Legislator proposes term limits

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Eagle River Republican has proposed a constitutional amendment limiting the terms of state legislators. HJR 21, from Rep.
Establishments should have a choice in smoking rules

...non-member friends in for a drink or Friday night steak dinner, but the member must buy all drinks for the guest. If the legislator(s) concerned with stopping smoking want a resolution to their conception that people shouldn't be exposed to secondary...
Weighing in on the budget

...the allotted 90 days, timetables will be tight and patience will be thin. If you have something vital to communicate to a legislator, the time to do it is as soon as possible. Contact information is available at the Legislature's website, or comments...
Time to act on Medicaid expansion

...nobody should ever have to live in fear of getting sick or being in an accident because he or she doesn't have medical insurance! Every legislator who claims to be pro-life, here's your chance to prove it. Expand Medicaid now.
Rich Lowry: President Obama's immigration red line

No one will ever mistake President Barack Obama for Lyndon Johnson, the master legislator as president. He doesn't really do congressional schmoozing or arm-twisting. Compromise and deal-cutting are beneath him...
Walker names health, acting Fish and Game commissioners

...conference shortly after Walker was sworn in as governor. Other appointments announced Monday include Sam Cotten, a former state legislator, as acting Fish and Game commissioner and Marty Rutherford as a deputy Natural Resources commissioner. Walker campaigned...


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