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My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

...said he was inspired by the 2012 Utah Transfer of Public Lands Act to submit his own version for Alaska. Passage of House Bill 155, he said, will "force the federal government to finish the Statehood Act land selection process begun more than...
Alaska Editorial: Pamphlet problems work. The ads should go.A bipartisan bill introduced in the state House by Rep. Bob Lynn and Rep. Les Gara - House Bill 13 - seeks to do just that.HB13 is a good idea that eliminates the ability of political parties to purchase full-page...
Tasting rooms lead to boom year for distillery

...and formed a guild and worked with state legislators to modernize outdated distillery laws. She said the passage of House Bill 309, which passed before the end of the 28th Legislative session last April, helped level the playing field for the...
My Turn: Thanks, CHAMPs, for promoting the arts some visiting Anchorage musicians.The only piece of legislation specifically addressed by this year's CHAMP is House Bill 52, which has been formally endorsed by Museums Alaska. Sponsored by Bethel Representative Bob Herron, HB 52 would...
Walker to release budget early

...places where government spending can be cut, but it will be "conservative" in its budgeting.Pre-filed Senate and House bills were given committee assignments Tuesday. Because of the budget situation, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks...
State | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...pre-filed bills; the second release will take place Jan. 16. The legislative session begins Jan. 20 in Juneau.Six house bills have been filed by Juneau's representatives. Juneau's Democratic Sen. Dennis Egan said he will file his first...
Local | AK legislature
Alaska prepares to offer grizzly license plates

...last session approved bringing back the bear plates in a bill sponsored by Rep. Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell. House Bill 293 passed unanimously in the final days of the session.Department of Motor Vehicles director Amy Erickson on Monday...
My Turn: There is a progressive alternative to Cathy Munoz Rep. Munoz for her support of House Bill 139, a bill sponsored by House Democrats...expression. The unfortunate thing about House Bill 139 is that it never got out of its...Rep. Munoz voted in favor of House Bill 77 relating to issuance of permits...
Law regulates use of restraint in schools

...time, statewide standards for the use of physical restraint and seclusion on students in Alaska public schools.Before House Bill 210, which Gov. Sean Parnell signed into law in July, became effective Oct. 14, Alaska statutes were vague, allowing...
My Turn: Sullivan fought to silence Alaskans

...record as the Department of Natural Resources commissioner.As commissioner, his most notable legislative initiative was House Bill 77, a controversial bill which came be known as the "Silencing Alaskans Act". Here is why: Section 1 of HB 77, as...


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