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Education a sticking point as session ends

...affected. Alaska's primary date moved up a week, to Aug. 19 this year, under a bill passed last session. Legislative attorney Alpheus Bullard, in a memo last month to French, said if the session lasts beyond 90 days, the three initiatives...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-04-21/education-sticking-point-session-end
State | AK legislature
Assessment board appointee withdraws name

...agencies, which is what he says describes the board. The Legislature's top attorney, Doug Gardner, and legislative attorney Emily Nauman, in a legal memo to House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said the appointment of a nonresident...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/assessment-board-appointee-withdraws-na
State | AK legislature
Legal memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska

...Parnell administration sees things differently.Legislative attorney Dan Wayne, in a memo to Sen. Hollis French...their own information, he said.A legal case that legislative attorney Wayne notes could have bearing on this is pending...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-07/legal-memo-text-messages-are-public-rec
State
Proposal would require legislative mine approval

...D-Anchorage, introduced a bill similar to the proposed initiative earlier this year, but it went nowhere.A legislative attorney, asked whether the bill was in conflict with the state Constitution, identified some potential concerns in a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-28/proposal-would-require-legislative-mine
State
Voter ID bill passes final House committee

...pulled the amendment because he said it might be unconstitutional according to a memo he said he received from a legislative attorney.But the Nome Democrat said he'll pursue the issue as the bill moves throughout the legislative process. The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-10/voter-id-bill-passes-final-house-commit
State
Lawmakers push back on 'federal overreach'

...registration, unenforceable in the state.The initial version of HB69 was called "largely unconstitutional" by a legislative attorney, and an earlier version of the bill would have made it a felony for federal officers to enforce any future gun...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-28/lawmakers-push-back-federal-overreach
State
Bill against federal gun control could be headed to Senate floor

...would effectively nullify any laws that restrict Alaskans right to own assault weapons and most firearms. A legislative attorney has called the original version of the bill "largely unconstitutional."The bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-04/bill-against-federal-gun-control-could-
State
Alaska editorial: Text messages

...among officials are not covered by the state's public records law and the public has no right to see them.A legislative attorney and common sense say otherwise.The answer should be clear to anyone who believes that representative government...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-13/alaska-editorial-text-messages
Opinion
Irresponsible!

...care for the uninsured and underinsured.Second, some background. After I retired from my position here as a legislative attorney, we spent several years in Portland, Oregon for personal reasons before returning to Alaska. During our years...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2012-07-13/irresponsible
Letters
Senate to vote on oil tax bill

...the Murkowski administration is expecting to be challenged in court if the Legislature approves the contract. Legislative attorney Daniel Bullock wrote a legal opinion on Saturday that says the clause in the bill "appears to provide a legislative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052206/sta_20060522003.shtml
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