Photo: Boxing up another session

Molly Carver, a legislative aide for Rep. Les Gara of Anchorage, fills boxes at his office on the fourth floor of the Capitol building in Juneau on Monday. The Alaska Legislature is continuing their work beyond their 90 day session to pass the state operating and capital budgets.
State | Local
Obama AG nominee up for confirmation

...contended Republicans had sneaked it into the bill, although Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office has acknowledged that an aide was aware of it.The pot of money at issue was quite small, but outside interest groups, including Planned Parenthood, got...
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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

...and violators can face civil and criminal penalties.A Senate aide said Capitol Police knew of the plan shortly before Hughes took...previously been interviewed by the U.S. Secret Service. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the investigation...
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House approves marijuana control board legislation

...Senate.The vote could occur either late Tuesday evening, when the House reconvenes, or on Wednesday, said Grace Abbott, an aide to Millett.Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, reintroduced an amendment that he unsuccessfully proposed during the committee...
State | AK legislature
Photos: Legislative Shoot

Jesse Kiehl, a member fo the Juneau Assembly and an aide to Sen. Dennis Egan, takes aim during the rifle portion of the 2015 Legislative Shoot on Saturday, March 21, 2015.
TMHS student recognitions for March

...students for March. They are:Logan Wiebe, junior, nominated by Mrs. Miller.Mrs. Miller said: "Logan has been a library aide for two years now. Here are a few of the tasks he has accomplished in this short time: Stamping all the new Springboard Literature...
House votes to halt school bond repayment program

...on the hook for its share of a nearly $60 million bond package that Anchorage voters will consider Tuesday, according to an aide to Sen. Anna MacKinnon, whose committee sponsored the bill.A memo from the Legislature's Legal Services division said the...
State | AK legislature
House committee plans new draft of marijuana crime bill

...penalties for illegal activity, and they had different implications for some small communities.Amy Saltzman, a legislative aide who has worked on the bill all session, told the committee that the Senate Finance draft addressed issues from the prior version...
Off with their head (tax)

...about (losing the $5 million) but hopefully cooler heads will prevail," Uchytil said. Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl, also an aide to Sen. Dennis Egan, said he hopes legislators will change their minds before the end of session. "Legislators are working...
Alaska lawmakers to discuss right-to-die legislation

...Pete Reagan, the national medical director for Compassion and Choices, a national organization that has provided a letter of support for the bill, is expected to provide testimony at Thursday's hearing, according to a legislative aide.


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