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Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...established villages to opt back in to a new marijuana industry. That change was proposed by Bethel Democrat Sen. Lyman Hoffman.Alaska voters in November approved a ballot issue that legalized recreational marijuana, directed the state to develop...
Alaska NPFMC members appeal recusals

...This startling dynamic, in an ever worsening state, has continued for too long."The letter was signed by Sens. Lyman Hoffman, Donny Olson, Dennis Egan, and Peter Micciche, along with Reps. Bryce Edgmon, Bob Herron, Neal Foster, Cathy...
Senate passes education bill the committee were Reps. Mike Hawker, Lynn Gattis and Sam Kito III and Sens. Kevin Meyer, Mike Dunleavy and Lyman Hoffman.But senators debated the contentious issue of funding, rejecting a proposal by minority Democrats to raise the per-student...
Legislative negotiators seek education resolution

...comparison, would cost about $210 million over three years, according to the Legislative Finance Division.Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said he doubted the education community would be satisfied with the House approach."This is the...
Panel advances education amendment bill

...proposal. Kelly and Fairclough are co-sponsors.Sens. Donny Olson, D-Golovin; Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, and Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, made no recommendation, according to the Legislature's website.SJR9 was sent to the Senate Rules...
Legislature asks to adjourn amid impasse

...including state spending plans for this year and next -- the Senate had been prepared to keep working. But Sen. Lyman Hoffman said the House wouldn't meet to hash out an operating budget. The House, meanwhile, has complained repeatedly...
Capital budget could grow: Debate more amiable than last year has here. "I would say we're looking at a larger capital budget than the governor has proposed," said Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Parnell, he said, has publicly said he expects more additions...
Legislature passes oil tax overhaul

...m. Sunday.Voting against concurrence were Sens. Dennis Egan, Johnny Ellis, Hollis French, Berta Gardner, Lyman Hoffman, Stedman, Gary Stevens and Bill Wielechowski.The bill's passage is a huge victory for Gov. Sean Parnell and...
Governor defends vetoes, 'regionally balanced' budget

...protect the work against the governor's veto pen.One reporter noted several vetoes in Bethel, home district to Sen. Lyman Hoffman. Hoffman is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee and was a major critic both of Parnell's oil tax reform bill...
Crunch time in Juneau: With two weeks to go, tensions build in Capitol

...Stedman is in charge of coordinating the capital budget in the committee. Neither Stedman or his co-chair, Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, would reveal how much they will recommend for the capital budget. "It will be a reasonable budget...


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