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My Turn: Strong Copywright Law supports journalism and informed communities

...fair copyright laws to enable newspapers to receive fair compensation in support of this journalism.This year, the House Judiciary Committee, the Commerce Department, the Copyright Office and others are looking at potential changes to the Copyright...
Anti-bullying bills clear committee

...adding, "This bill is a strong step towards ensuring our students are safe."Both bills now await a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee before they can be voted on by the full House and sent to the Senate for consideration. The final day of...
Department speaks against jury nullification bill by juries, regardless of the evidence.Annie Carpeneti, with the department's criminal division, told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the bill would create for unfair trials.The sponsor of HB315, North Pole Rep. Tammie...
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...minimum wage by $2 an hour over two years.The committee's chair, Sen. John Coghill, said he also invited the House Judiciary Committee to the hearings.A 2010 state law called for a legislative committee selected by the presiding officers...
State | AK legislature
Committee advances school vouchers

The House Judiciary committee quickly advanced a resolution Tuesday that will put school vouchers on the ballot this fall if approved by the Legislature...
State | AK legislature
Students, teachers, parents rally against vouchers

...institution."The resolution was narrowly advanced by the House of Representatives on Feb. 7. It will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 19.JEA Vice President Dirk Miller stood among the ralliers with signs reading: "Vouchers hurt...
School vouchers move step closer to ballot box

...a no-recommendation vote from Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, meant the bill would be moving on to the House Judiciary Committee on a 3-3 vote."I feel strongly that we're going to have unintended consequences with this," Wilson...
State | Local
Housing reform bill advances; would allow landlords to seize PFDs

...cleared a House committee hurdle Wednesday.Sponsored by Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole, HB282 moved out of the House Judiciary Committee without objection."I really like the bill," said a smiling Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage...
State | Local | AK legislature
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...have a financial impact on the state budget.Gara told the committee that under the bill, a defendant was responsible for the cost of a defense involving PTSD or a traumatic brain injury.The bill moves to the House Judiciary Committee.
State | AK legislature
Legislators ponder police drone usage

...Wednesday that would outline the policies governing police usage of unmanned aircraft over Alaska.Representatives on the House Judiciary Committee took no action on HB255, which is sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, and several others...
State | AK legislature


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