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Legislators may get last word on gasline funds

...which begins July 1.An impasse over funding for education and other issues led to the Democratic minority in the state House refusing to vote for a withdrawal of funds in the state Constitutional Budget Reserve, or CBR, to completely fund...
Future of ammonia tax credit bill uncertain

A bill offering a tax credit to producers of ammonia and urea was passed by the State House of Representatives on April 13. It was referred to the Senate Resources Committee but has not been heard as of the committee's...
Military code, gas line appointments things to watch

JUNEAU, Alaska - A state House committee plans to hear legislation this week aimed at updating the state's military code of justice.Alaska's code was written...
State lawmakers should provide their own insurance

If Rep. Shelley Hughes, the Republican State House member from Palmer, really believes what she is saying that "a caring person wants to see someone get out of the bracket" of...
What others say: Focus on cuts has avoided other half of the equation

...budget deficit stands in the vicinity of $3.5 billion to $4 billion for the coming fiscal year. Cuts made by the state House to the budget would decrease that sum by about $230 million - a meaningful sum, certainly, but not even a tenth of...
Upsized ASAP may rattle AK LNG Project

JUNEAU - Finance subcommittees in the state House were closing out budgets for state agencies this week, while other legislative committees heard updates on the Alaska LNG Project...
Marijuana legalization is here, regs in flux

...related to marijuana, while others are waiting for the Legislature to finish its work. A bill that has passed the state House, but must still make its way through the Senate, would clarify that municipalities can help regulate various marijuana...
Legislators talk medicaid, capital budget

...appointed to try to hash out differences in the versions of the state operating budget that passed each chamber. The state House is poised to take up a bill that calls for the transfer of certain federal lands in Alaska to the state by January 2017...
Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

...who was listed as a sponsor of the initiative, first banded together with a group of young Democrats elected to the state House of Representatives to introduce a legalization bill in 1972. "Gee, there weren't enough votes to worry about...
What others say: Alaska could find itself in boiling pot with marijuana

...pot products or not.The Senate bill also lists six licenses that could be required if it passes that body and the state House and is signed by the governor.The licenses would be required of marijuana producers, processors, retailers, testing...


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