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Secrecy rules create angry conflict in Legislature

...said she had been forced to cancel a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee after attorney general Craig Richards seemingly...respectfully decline your invitation to testify before the House Judiciary Committee."The Empire contacted Peterson's office...
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House chair: Planned Parenthood probe protects taxpayers

...aborted fetuses.In a session highlighted by partisan clashes, Democrats said the investigation by the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee was just the latest in a decades-long effort to curtail abortion rights and was based on deceptively edited...
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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...nonviolent drug offenders.But not all Republicans were receptive to Obama's pitch. A group of 19 Republicans, led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, wrote a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch accusing Obama...
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Obama commutes sentences for 46

...Republicans saw the commutations as a step in the right direction. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, accused the president of engaging in showmanship, publicity stunts and political pandering."Commuting...
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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...more than ever, given the efforts by the Islamic State group to inspire extremists to attack inside the U.S.The House Judiciary Committee last month overwhelmingly passed the latest version of a bill known as the USA Freedom Act. The measure...
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Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...they will continue working on marijuana bills over the interim.Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, said the House Judiciary Committee, which she chairs, will work on a bill that would update state crime laws to reflect marijuana legalization...
Dog-loving lawmakers' bill addresses pet custody in divorces an April 14 email to lawmakers working on the measure that it supported the latest draft.That draft is in the House Judiciary Committee, and Gruenberg said he and Vazquez will work on the bill over the summer, with hopes of passing it next...
House committee plans new draft of marijuana crime bill

...crime bill is expected in the House Judiciary Committee next week.The Senate...recreational marijuana last year.House Judiciary chair Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage...Copper Center resident told the House Judiciary Committee that would mean his...
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...The bill scheduled for a hearing Thursday in the House Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee is sponsored by the House Judiciary Committee. Doehl is part of a new leadership team appointed since Gov. Bill Walker took office in December that...
Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...maximizes the benefit for Alaskans, that's his other criteria," he said. MarijuanaThree committees - the Senate and House Judiciary committees and Senate State Affairs - plan hearings this week on the legalization of recreational marijuana use in...
State | AK legislature


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