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Juneau-specific campaign law may be unconstitutional opinion on the matter came from Alpheus Bullard of the Division of Legal and Research Services of the Legislative Affairs Agency. It is the same entity lawmakers use to draft legislation and interpret laws already on the books.In the...
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'I'm Just a Bill' How legal review can affect a proposed law

...How does a bill need to be worded to fulfill its intent? These are the kind of questions that come to the Legislative Affairs Agency when lawmakers are drafting and considering new bills. "By making one change you can have a ripple, so we...
Visitors to see changes at state Capitol

...wireless hotspot has been filled instead with soda and snack machines.Pam Varni is executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency.She said the goal was to make the lobby more open and to move the vending machines nearer to the legislative...
New Parnell regulations are an invasion of medical privacy

...surprisingly, non-partisan lawyers with the Legislative Affairs Agency say that Parnell's new regulations are likely...regulations despite the contrary opinion from Legislative Affairs Agency. While Treadwell may have strong personal opinions...
Council approves fully accountable office plans

...move all 60 lawmakers to a plan in which the Legislative Affairs Agency administers the accounts.Previously, lawmakers...That means expenses weren't run through the Legislative Affairs Agency, allowing lawmakers to administer their own...
Panel: Ex-Alaska legislator violated ethics rules

...negligent" in providing staff oversight when travel reimbursement claims were processed and submitted to the Legislative Affairs Agency. He said he would take responsibility for all errors on his travel claims."The committee was adamant that...
Capitol walls to get safety check

...said he showed it to building manager Don Johnston, and learned they had similar reports going back to 2006.Legislative Affairs Agency Executive Director Pam Varni said the reports prompted a request to the Legislative Council for an expert survey...
Legal memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska

...considered confidential unless released by a lawmaker's office, said Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency. She couldn't immediately say whether text messages fell under that same umbrella.For state agencies...
Meet - the Legislature's new online domain name

...combination of a short and descriptive domain," said Menard.Curtis Clothier, information services manager at the Legislative Affairs Agency, said the old domain will remain active through 2013."We intend to keep the old address good for one year...
Senator wants changes on office accounts

...non-accountable plan for office allowance accounts in 2013. That means expenses aren't run through the Legislative Affairs Agency, allowing lawmakers to administer their own accounts. But the agency is required to take out taxes and deductions...


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