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Pope speeds up, simplifies process for marriage annulments

...some other grave contagious disease from the other, or that violence was used to coerce a spouse into marriage.The law calls for the process to be completed within 45 days. The longer, regular process should take no more than a year.Another...
Nation and World
Committee takes up gas line board appointments

...Alaskans on the board and greater regional representation. The appointments are subject to legislative approval.The law calls for the governor to consider an individual's expertise and experience with gas pipeline projects, finance, large project...
Three things to watch

...Senate Labor and Commerce Committee is set to hear a bill Tuesday related to religious exemptions from unions.State law calls for public employees to pay dues to their unions or employee associations. However, there is an exemption to protect...
State | AK legislature
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...incumbent Sean Parnell.Fleener has since been named a special assistant to Walker, advising him on Arctic issues.The law calls for a new governor to appoint a successor to the office of lieutenant governor should that office become vacant.
State | AK legislature
Report: 1,580 IRS workers evaded taxes

...workforce of 85,000.A new report by the agency's inspector general said most were not fired, even though a 1998 law calls for terminations when IRS workers willfully don't pay their taxes. The penalty must be waived by the IRS commissioner...
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Not done yet

...waning days of the legislative session, and a lack of consensus sent the session past its scheduled end of Sunday. State law calls for a 90-day session, but the Alaska Constitution allows lawmakers to meet for up to 121 days.Hawker said funding...
State | AK legislature
House Resources version of gas-line bill takes shape

...Parnell's appointment of a Texas man and former pipeline company executive to the board. Critics of the appointment say the law calls for Alaska residents to serve on Alaska boards and commissions. Parnell has argued that under the state constitution...
State | AK legislature
Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

...legislative hearings on certified initiatives within 30 days of the start of session.That never happened this year.The law calls for the lieutenant governor to hold hearings around the state at least 30 days before an election on initiatives scheduled...
State | AK legislature
Alaska increases estimate of salmon disaster

...losses in 2010 and 2011 for Yukon River fishery king salmon losses and for 2011 Kuskokwim River fishery losses.Federal law calls for a comparison of commercial fishery revenues in the disaster years to revenues for the five previous years. The five-year...
New rules for Medicaid

...bill that would allow the state to pay health plans a defined amount depending on a patients' health. A recent Missouri law calls for the current Medicaid system there to be abolished in 2008; its replacement is being designed. State health officials...


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