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Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...prohibiting marijuana businesses or limiting hours of operation, for example.That bill was sent back to the Senate Rules Committee after the version that passed the House didn't have enough votes to pass in the Senate.Coghill said the sticking...
Lawmakers approve new marijuana control board

...including one that would clarify municipalities' role in regulating marijuana. That was referred back to the Senate Rules Committee late Sunday when it was up for reconsideration, after failing in a 10-10 vote on Saturday. That bill would...
Update: Legislature to address education today

...million. One of the points of contention, though, was how much should go into the per-student funding formula. Senate Rules Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said that issue would probably be left to House and Senate negotiators to...
Opposition could lead to changes in HB 77

...23 to 14 in the last session, with Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, voting against, it's now stalled in the Senate Rules Committee. Micciche last week said that when the Legislature convenes, he will ask that HB 77 be returned to the Resources...
Former Kodiak state Sen. Fred Zharoff dies

...had nothing practically to where people's lives are much more comfortable today.'' He chaired the powerful Senate Rules Committee during one session and Barnes recalls cajoling him to schedule a bill for floor action. ''We took him flowers...
Peninsula contingent pushes bills

...immune from liability. As of Friday, it awaited House concurrence with amendments. HB 229, as of Friday in the Senate Rules Committee, would exempt employers from paying unemployment taxes for the temporary services of fishing vessel crewmembers...
Senators delay vote on oil tax bill

...come from the majority. On Thursday, he said the decision to take the bill off the calendar and kick it to the Senate Rules Committee came down simply to numbers. When some lawmakers did emerge from a Thursday morning caucus, several had serious...
Panel advances education amendment bill

...Hoffman, D-Bethel, made no recommendation, according to the Legislature's website.SJR9 was sent to the Senate Rules Committee, which is responsible for the Senate's daily calendar. Bills and resolutions often aren't brought to the...
Changes bring uncertainty to Legislature

...Democrats are in positions of considerable influence, such as Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, as chair of the Senate Rules Committee, a group that determines the timing of bills moving to the Senate floor. The Senate Finance Committee is chaired...
Bill linking PFD to welfare eligibility stalls

...year, Wilson said. Phillips, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, said the measure is not dead, despite Tuesday's...and could rescind its action. As chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Phillips could have considerable leverage, if...


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