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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...
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...
Walker seeks input to balance budget

...the state's reserve accounts are exhausted," he said.Because 2016 is an election year with all 40 members of the state House and half the 20-member Senate standing for re-election, tax measures will be unpopular.Increases to a variety...
Voices of the Peninsula: Political manipulation doesn't benefit community

...One member of the KRSA Board is a professional lobbyist who knows the game well and frequents the chambers of the State House. The end result is influence and intimidation when needed. The presence of Senator Lisa Murkowski's husband on the...
Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits

...sets total contribution limits from political party committees to candidates that range from $850 per election for a state House candidate to $23,350 for a gubernatorial candidate.Lovell struck down the contribution limits a few weeks before...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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