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Empire Editorial: Meet the Alaska Legislature's new restriction on free speech

...Capitol to take Nageak to Bartlett Regional Hospital.Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage and chairman of the House Rules Committee, says Hsieh and Gray were impeding Nageak's medical care by refusing to get out of the nearby hallway.Hsieh...
Lunch and Learn events at state Capitol raise questions

...But the ethics law doesn't define legislative purpose.Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, and chair of the House Rules Committee, said he started Lunch and Learns while on the House Resources Committee to provide education on generic natural...
Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

...advocates had mixed reactions to the legislation, which made it through the Senate last session but died in the House Rules Committee.Several testified at the Monday hearing the bill does not get to the root of the problem: Sex-trafficked people...
State | AK legislature
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment

...amendment to SB124, a bill to extend the sunset date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, during a House Rules Committee hearing Thursday. Chenault said he would have preferred to find another bill or to attach the amendment to SB138...
State | AK legislature
Bill on electronic notices pulled from floor

...newspapers," Rep. Mike Hawker said in an interview.HB275 was on the House calendar Monday, but it was sent to the House Rules Committee at Hawker's request. The committee is where bills sometimes go for additional work or until there is sufficient...
State | AK legislature
Panel moves bill honoring Alaska Native languages

...that recognizes an indigenous language as an official language.According to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 19 of Alaska's 21 indigenous languages are in danger of becoming extinct.The bill moves to the House Rules Committee.
State | AK legislature
Panel advances bill on AGDC appointments

JUNEAU - The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline...
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...newspaper when the sponsor referred to his bill as being "hijacked." That's why I withdrew my amendment during a House Rules Committee hearing April 3. No one in the Capitol, not my Majority Caucus members, the full House, Senate, or governor...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...good at the job, certainly one of the best-ever speakers."Anchorage Rep. Craig Johnson will continue as House Rules Committee Chairman, while Charisse Millett, also of Anchorage, will become Majority Leader. Rep. Bob Herron, a Democrat...
VPSO firearms bill moves in House

...that employ the safety officers.The role of a village officer is seen as a first responder to a village's emergency needs including law enforcement, fire, search and rescue, and medical.The bill moves to the House Rules Committee.
State | AK legislature


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