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Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

...going down the drain, soon, in Alaska. This legislative session, Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, pre-filed a bill - HB 14 - that, if adopted, would make the sale of cosmetics containing plastic microbeads illegal. Another kind of "normal" debris...
Legislators file first round of bills

...Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, the sponsors of HB 36, believe a state-funded early education...sexual orientation and gender identity (HB 42), and another is a bill co-sponsored...official residence of the lieutenant governor (HB 25).Reps. Gara, Josephson, and Jonathan...
Local | AK legislature
Prefiled bills in plain English

...releaseNumber - Sponsor - DescriptionHouse bills? HB 49 - Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer - A benefit...state is overdue by six months or more.? HB 50 - Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage - Establishes...honor of the oil and gas industry.? HB 51 - Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel - Classifies...
Local | AK legislature
Bill attempts to attract out-of-state interns

...R-Anchorage, hopes to attract students at out-of-state schools to internships in Alaska, the representative's staff said.HB 2 would add all college and university program-required internships to the list of jobs exempted from Alaska's minimum wage...
Local | AK legislature
Legislator seeks delay in marijuana-concentrates regulations

...regulations taken up in manageable units so there can be adequate time for consideration.The delay proposed in the legislation, HB 59, would apply to marijuana concentrates and the chemical extraction of the psychoactive ingredient THC, he said. It would...
State | AK legislature
HB 216 and the emotions of language revitalization

...and to help ease the pain of current generations.We began arriving around noon on Easter Sunday, and shortly after 3 a.m. HB 216 passed, making an incredible statement for the state of Alaska. If you have never been a second-class citizen in the only...
My Turn: A reminder there is always a '12th player' in the Alaska Legislature

...The consideration of the new amendments to HB 77 is a testament to people taking back...Resources released the new amendments for HB 77. Like the 12th player for the Seahawks...Alaska, submitted resolutions opposing HB 77. There have been hundreds of people...
Letter: It is about the money

...about keeping the light on local government ? vote 'No" on HB 275. It was full of disingenuous dribble meant to instill fear...citizens informed.What the Empire fails to tell you is that HB 275 is a permissive bill. It would require a local ordinance...
Letter: HB 77 an attack on public process

...informed readers that the public hearings for HB 77 have been canceled because of the approaching holidays and legislative session. HB 77 (aka, "The Silencing Alaskans Act...stand to lose a slew of essential rights. HB 77 would allow the Department of Natural...
My Turn: HB 77 will deprive Alaskans of their rights

...But many are unaware of the impact this law has on our constitutional rights. Once stripped away we will not get them back.If HB 77 passes, many prior laws passed to protect important fish, wildlife and water resources will be overruled. This bill was...


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