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House committee plans new draft of marijuana crime bill

JUNEAU - A new draft of the marijuana crime bill is expected in the House Judiciary Committee next week. The Senate in March passed a version of the bill drafted in the Senate Finance Committee that kept marijuana as a controlled substance in Alaska.
Alaska lawmakers to discuss right-to-die legislation

JUNEAU - A state House committee was scheduled to take testimony on legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to choose to end their lives with the help...
Clock stopped on daylight saving time repeal - for now

...MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, would take Alaska off of daylight saving time. The bill passed the Senate but is stuck in a House committee until next session.Critics of the legislation believe it will harm commerce in the state by pushing Alaska further...
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers divided on public spending for art

JUNEAU - A House committee took no action Tuesday on a bill that would end a program guaranteeing state spending on public art.House State Affairs heard...
State | AK legislature
Haven House offers serenity to first tenants

...When the first tenant arrived, Bryant had dinner ready and on the table that night to welcome her home.The Haven House committee has been very selective in its application process and is choosing its residents slowly and carefully. "It's not...
3 things to watch in the Legislature

JUNEAU - A state House committee plans to hear legislation this week aimed at updating the state's military code of justice.Alaska's code was written before...
Reinbold: 'I'm hoping my colleagues respect my decision'

...the House leadership will meet Monday to make a decision on Reinbold's membership.Reinbold is a member of three House committees: Community and Regional Affairs, Rules and Legislative Council. Millett said if Reinbold is removed from the caucus...
House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

JUNEAU - A state House committee has heard about a backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Alaska.The House State Affairs Committee on Thursday discussed Rep...
Reinbold booted from caucus

...budget bill last week, has been stripped of her membership in the dominant caucus and replaced on committees.A House Committee on Committees meeting - made up of House majority and minority leadership - convened Monday morning to announce that...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 3, 2015

...shutting down the Hyder border crossing at night, beginning April 1. In the same week, we learned that an Alaska House committee - despite the objections of Southeast lawmakers - has hacked $9.5 million from the Alaska Marine Highway System...


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