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Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...going about it.The Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Friday that...policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage...meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary committees. The bill also has been referred...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/lawmakers-want-bill-decriminalize-marij
State
Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...than assign oversight responsibilities to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.The incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lesil McGuire, said she plans to file legislation that would allow the substances to be managed separately...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-05/lawmakers-prepare-take-pot-issues
State
Egan to caucus with minority

...Ellis, D-Anchorage? Labor and Commerce Committee: Ellis? Community and Regional Affairs Committee: Olson? Judiciary Committee: Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage? State Affairs Committee: Wielechowski? Legislative Council: EganThe Majority...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/egan-caucus-minority
State | Local
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

...previously said she plans to hold hearings on the matter. McGuire is expected to be the new chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.Meetings were planned for this week to decide organization of the House majority.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/republicans-hold-alaska-senate-majority
State
Letter: Begich Enables Obama

...don't have room to list all of the damage done in the past six years, but here are a few examples:The House Judiciary Committee asked Jonathan Turley, a well-respected liberal constitutional expert: "How does the president's unilateral...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-31/letter-begich-enables-obama
Letters
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...it is unlikely her Democrat challenger will oust her. LeDoux, an attorney, has been tapped to chair the House Judiciary Committee.Sen. Berta Gardner of Anchorage will serve as Senate Minority Leader, replacing Hollis French, who ran for governor...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-09/my-turn-29th-alaska-legislature-has-n
Opinion
House majority, minority announce new organization

...D-Barrow (Co-Chair); Dave Talerico, R-Interior (Co-Chair); Tarr; Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage? Judiciary Committee: Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage (Chair)? Labor and Commerce Committee: Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna/Kenai...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/house-majority-minority-announce-new-or
Local
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...hearings after the general election would be the best approach either.McGuire, vice chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she will advocate for funding within the attorney general's office to pay for investigators and other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-19/senator-plans-investigate-guard-situati
State
Outside Editorial: Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

...to recognize that protecting reporters' sources protects the public's right to know?Last year, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-22/outside-editorial-revive-free-flow-in
Opinion
My Turn: Strong Copywright Law supports journalism and informed communities

...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 Act...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-14/my-turn-strong-copywright-law-support
Opinion

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