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Mat-Su voters may decide dock plan

...feared that borough taxpayers could end up shouldering some or all of the burden if the state balked. At issue is a law legislators passed last year that authorized state reimbursement of up to $10 million for the dock extension and associated road...
My Turn: The law, not SEACC, blocks Kensington and illegal. That's it! All they can do is ask the judiciary to do its job, which is to interpret the law. Legislators write the law, the courts interpret it, and the executive branch carries it out. That's the way our system works...
Coastal Management ballot initiative certified

...legislative session to encourage legislators to pass a substantially similar law," the sponsors said.Under state law, legislators can avoid an initiative election by enacting substantially similar legislation in the next session after the signatures...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...campaign finance and legislative ethics laws is being made following a court ruling that struck down parts of the laws. Legislators aren't exactly rushing forward to claim authorship of the proposal, but those supporting the bill said it fixes...
Committee's secrecy mandate makes assessing effectiveness difficult

...anyone to have the ability to pass judgment on their actions. When committee members tried to enforce public meetings law, legislators curbed the authority of the committee. Until recently, the committee had only one part-time staff member, Joyce...
Parnell's head tax rollback faces skepticism

...directly. "It modifies (the initiative), like it's been modified four times already," Thayer said. Under state law, legislators can repeal voter-approved initiatives after two years, but elected officials are typically reluctant to do so...


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