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Senate approves TransCanada buyout

...R-Chugiak; Sen. Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla; and Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla all cast "no" votes. Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, was absent.Speaking before his vote, Dunleavy said he supported the buyout of TransCanada and...
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Walker chides AK LNG partners

...gas project, the chance of approval is higher. If it is more generic, there is a possibility of failure.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said getting a constitutional amendment through both houses of the Legislature, signed by the governor...
Senate panel discusses personal use fishing priority

...fisherman said he opposed it.Stoltze said another hearing on the bill would be held.Sens. Charlie Huggins and Lesil McGuire said they also supported the bill.State Fish and Game Commissioner Sam Cotten said the department did not have a...
Lawmakers discuss Arctic projects, but money a question postponed for a while until funding is available, but that it was important to start planning for them.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, identified private investors and the state's Arctic Infrastructure Fund as other possible sources...
Official shares ideas for marijuana regulations

...under which recreational marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24. The state then has nine months to write regulations.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said she plans to introduce a bill creating...
Lawmakers grapple with marijuana bill

...kicks in that says the person can't be convicted of a crime.The so-called defense route was defended by Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, who said during a hearing Monday that it seemed simpler than writing a bill that detailed every situation...
Governor weighs in on marijuana regulations

...Beverage Control board.That's the approach ABC board Executive Director Cynthia Franklin has suggested and that Sen. Lesil McGuire has indicated would appear in an upcoming bill.Walker also suggested that lawmakers consider giving the marijuana...
Marijuana criminal bills put on hold for rewrite

...still want to pass a version of the bill by Feb. 24, when the marijuana initiative is set to take effect.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said that legislators are looking at creating...
Legislators not putting Alaskans first

...Alaska's problems with sexual abuse, domestic violence and the need for education to correct these problems. Senators Lesil McGuire, Berta Gardner and Representative Geran Tarr have introduced 4 bills aimed at addressing the problems and are to be...
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...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 of "healthy debate" during committee hearings...


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