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Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...in the nation to pass Erin's Law. SB216 now heads to the House for further consideration.The Alaska state House of Representatives on Friday passed House Democratic Leader Chris Tuck's bill to allow craft distillers in Alaska to promote their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/legislative-digest-sunday-april-13-2014
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...make a critical decision.? Mike Chenault has represented Nikiski and the rural Kenai Peninsula in the Alaska House of Representatives since 2000. He's the first three-term Speaker of the House, and one of the prime authors of the bill creating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/my-turn-alaskans-want-best-and-hb383-
Opinion
Alaska to sue for King Cove road

...national levels have advocated for the ability to build a road to the Aleutian community.In fact, the state House of Representatives passed a resolution last month urging the federal government to reconsider the Izembek Land Exchange.The exchange...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-07/alaska-sue-king-cove-road
State | AK legislature
Education supporters rally amid funding talks

...teachers, parents and other Alaskans chanted "BSA! Raise today!" on the steps of the Capitol Friday as the House of Representatives considered the merits of the omnibus education bill.Dubbed the "Education Session" by Republican Gov. Sean...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/education-supporters-rally-amid-funding
State | Local | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...teachers retirement systems, better known as PERS and TRS?Despite the operating budget already passing the House of Representatives, it is unknown what state officials plan to do. The budget the House approved earlier this month - said to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/analysis-pension-problems-proposals
State | Local | AK legislature
Education funding fix passes House, moves to Senate

...do about the multibillion-dollar liability in the public workers' and teachers' retirement systems?The House of Representatives did little to answer either question Monday during a marathon floor debate on the governor's omnibus education...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/education-funding-fix-passes-house-move
State | AK legislature
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

With a smoking ban bill in both the Alaska Senate and House of Representatives, Lucky Raven Tobacco owner Patricia Patterson took a different approach to express her disagreement to lawmakers.Her customers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-07/soldotna-tobacco-shop-goes-viral-smokin
State | AK legislature
Nikiski Republican would let Outside residents serve on state gas corporation's board

The most powerful member of the state House of Representatives is working to quickly pass a bill that would allow non-Alaskans to serve on the board the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/nikiski-republican-would-let-outside-re
State | AK legislature
Dr. Walter Soboleff Day passes House

...Native of the Raven clan who devoted much of his life to advancing Alaskan Natives' civil rights.The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to set aside Nov. 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day. Soboleff died at age...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/dr-walter-soboleff-day-passes-house
State | Local | AK legislature
House's budget claims conceal retirement spending

Saddled with a grim revenue forecast, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives passed a budget last week that can be defined with a single word: less.But not as much less as the approved figure implies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/houses-budget-claims-conceal-retirement
State | AK legislature

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