Lawmaker mulling proposed move of legislature to Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - A Republican state lawmaker is working on a bill that would move the AlaskaLegislature from Juneau to Anchorage.Incoming Sen. Bill Stoltze, of Chugiak...
Ethics panel eyes how states collect fines to do that during a meeting Wednesday in Juneau.The Select Committee on Legislative Ethics has no course of action if a lawmaker decides not to pay a fine. That's what the committee faces with a former state representative, Alan Dick, who was fined...
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...near streams where people practice subsistence fishing. The lawmaker said the DOT practice has been controversial in Haines and...elect Dan Ortiz, I-District 36Ortiz, a brand-new lawmaker who took over former Wrangell representative Peggy Wilson's...
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Today in History

...the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Dec. 12, 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.On this date:In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the...
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...tribal president's office talked of expanding crops to include pot for medicinal but not recreational use, while a tribal lawmaker quickly declared his opposition."Criminal activity is just going to go up more, and drug addiction is going to go up more...
Flags to be lowered for former state lawmaker

...lowered to half-staff on Tuesday to honor a former state lawmaker.Gov. Sean Parnell said in a statement that flags will be...who died Friday at the age of 70.The four-term state lawmaker was first elected in 1974, representing Fairbanks. He was...
Kohring withdraws to help Sullivan in Senate race

JUNEAU - Vic Kohring, a former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge in 2011, has withdrawn his candidacy for U.S. Senate in the interest of getting...
My Turn: Be ready to play legislator for a day

This November when you go to the polls, you will be a lawmaker - not just an elector.As a voter, you do pick a U.S. senator, congressman, governor, lieutenant governor and state representatives...
My Turn: It's a matter of trust; vote 'yes'

...facts" flying around about Ballot Measure 1, which Alaskans will vote on in the primary election this Tuesday. I am not a lawmaker or an oil industry insider. I'm a lay person looking at this issue from an everyday person's perspective. To me, there...
Lawmaker plans bill on conflict of interest rules

JUNEAU - An Anchorage lawmaker plans to introduce a bill in the next legislative session that would...abstain from voting. Wielechowski's office says currently a single lawmaker can force another legislator to vote, even if there's a significant...


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