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As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...efficiency improvements. HB119Strengthens the anti-Pebble Mine language passed in Ballot Measure 4 during last fall's general election. HB120Drivers for Uber and Lyft are not covered by workers' compensation laws. HB121Revises and updates the state's...
State | AK legislature
Judging judicial selections

...confirmed by a majority of lawmakers. If SJR3 were to pass both chambers, it would go before voters during the next general election.Kelly told the Empire on Thursday the resolution would improve the appointment process by adding more checks and...
State | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...Would appear on the 2016 general election ballot. Senate bills? SB 1 - Sen...dividends. Would appear on the 2016 general election ballot.? SJR 2 - Sen. Would appear on the 2016 general election ballot.? SJR 3 - Sen. Pete...
Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Rethinking roguish behavior

...editorial board published those words Oct. 27, 2014, while endorsing then-Gov. Sean Parnell during the November general election. Walker's unpredictability (because he wasn't aligned with any political party) dredged up concerns Alaska...
Ketchikan assembly vows to wait before voting on pot ban

...a look at how it's going to regulate this stuff," Van Horn said.The law approved by voters in the November general election gives the state nine months beginning Feb. 24 to create regulations controlling the production and sale of marijuana...
State | AK legislature
Gara to file bill against attack ads

There were two surprises in the state's general election guide this year: a missing profile for Independent...up to two pages.At the back of this year's general election pamphlet, four full-page ads were paid for by...
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska's budget: A history

...quickly determined to trump the Libertarians and repeal the income tax before the initiative appeared on the upcoming general election ballot.The special session lasted three days and the income tax repeal passed the House and Senate by a 58-1 vote...
Alaska election workers to resume count of ballots Friday when election workers resume counting at least 33,000 absentee and questioned ballots from the Nov. 4 general election.Independent candidate Bill Walker leads Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell by about 4,000 votes.Elections...
Senate, governor races remain in limbo

...ANCHORAGE - The two highest-profile races of the general election in Alaska remained in limbo on Friday. They will...D-Alaska, by over 8,100 votes after Tuesday's general election. The gubernatorial race was even closer, with independent...
Commentary: Turnout doesn't measure up to ballot options

...however, the extremely low turnout for the 2014 general election is mystifying.After 100 percent of the precincts...lowest turnout in a nonpresidential/gubernatorial general election for any cycle going back to 1978. (Division of Elections...


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