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Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

...per hour and be tied to inflation. Before the measure could come to a vote, lawmakers passed a substantially similar bill. Laws enacted by the initiative effort cannot be modified for at least two years, but laws changed by the Legislature can...
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Legislature gives arson investigators new clout

...he said."In desperate times, people will do things," Jager said.Now, thanks to Gatto, Gruenberg and Lynn's bill, law enforcement will have new tools to keep prevent that, or at least catch and punish the culprits afterwards.? Contact...
Three political novices aim to topple Don Young

...development to coastal states. Alaska would receive about $165 million a year. Young predicted he has the votes to make the bill law. "This is something I believe in," Young said. Deborah Williams, executive director of the Alaska Conservation Foundation...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Gaveled in, lawmakers aim first at gun veto 1/12/98

...thinks she has the necessary votes - two-thirds of the House and Senate - to overturn the governor's veto and make the bill law. Bob King, the governor's press secretary, said the override attempt could backfire on lawmakers, since the bill...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Knowles signs domestic violence bill 6/12/98

House Bill 245 also establishes the crime of unlawful contact, aimed at offenders who try to contact victims immediately after being arrested. A third provision requires court-ordered batterer-treatment programs to be approved by the state Department of Corrections.


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