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Questions raised over Alaska Native language bill

...Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, was questioned about the ramifications of such designations during a House State Affairs committee.Currently, English is the only official language for official business in Alaska.Rep. Doug Isaacson...
State | AK legislature
House panel advances bill on electronic notices

...the technological capabilities to post reports on the state's online public notice system. Hawker told the House State Affairs Committee that printed copies would still be provided to the state library for permanent archiving and produced if required...
State | AK legislature
Bill makes APOC complaints confidential

...filed and the final verdict being issued could be around two and a half months or longer, Higgins said. The House State Affairs Committee advanced the bill after a brief hearing Tuesday. It now awaits a hearing in the Judiciary Committee. In addition...
State | AK legislature
Bill making 20 Native languages official advances

...died in 2008.Currently only Hawaii recognizes an indigenous language as an official language.The bill advanced with unanimous support. There was no testimony opposing the measure. It now goes before the House State Affairs Committee.
State | AK legislature
Bill on electronic notices pulled from floor

...concerned about the effect that could have on the public's access to information about their government.At a House State Affairs Committee hearing last week, there was no testimony in opposition.Hawker said a newspaper organization that did not...
State | AK legislature
New bill would close loophole in gun checks for mentally ill one of eight states that do not report mental illness to the federal system, Pruitt told members of the House State Affairs committee Tuesday."I saw this as a good balance between the extreme 'Take your guns,' and the other side of 'Don't...
State | AK legislature
Abortion, anti-discrimination bill things to watch this week in the Legislature

...hearingsAt least three commissioners face confirmation hearings before lawmakers this week. On Thursday, the House State Affairs Committee plans to hold confirmation hearings for Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer and Public Safety Commissioner...
State | AK legislature
Do you 'like' this bill?

...Let's make this a way to use it for the legislative process."The bill now awaits a hearing from the House State Affairs committee.? Contact reporter Matt Woolbright at 523-2243 or at Follow...
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch: Golf, Constitution, judges

...until at least two-thirds of state legislatures around the country make similar petitions.Wilson told the House State Affairs Committee last week that states fed up with an out-of-control Washington can sit back and do nothing or stand up...
State | AK legislature
Proposed amendment seeks to protect dividends

...Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, told the House State Affairs Committee that cutting the dividend would be a regressive...He said he wants to guard against that.House State Affairs Committee chair Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, said the panel...


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