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Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

...Vice Chair Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, said the committee would hear the bill again. Committee Chair Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, was absent from the hearing.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294 or at katherine.moritz...
State | AK legislature
Senate panel holding summit on crime

...afternoon.A focus will be on reducing Alaska's recidivism rates.In a press release, the committee's chair, Sen. Lesil McGuire, said if the state continues on the path it's on, it will have to build a new prison. She says the summit is about...
Lesil McGuire drops out of Lt. Governor race

The field has narrowed for lieutenant governor as Republican candidate Sen. Lesil McGuire announced late Monday she will no longer pursue the open seat."It is with a year's worth of thought, contemplation and visiting...
Photo: Women of the Alaska Legislature

...Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla; Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage; Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River; Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage; Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage; Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau; and Rep. Harriet Drummon...
State | AK legislature
Governor weighs in on marijuana regulations

...Beverage Control board.That's the approach ABC board Executive Director Cynthia Franklin has suggested and that Sen. Lesil McGuire has indicated would appear in an upcoming bill.Walker also suggested that lawmakers consider giving the marijuana...
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers look at new draft of marijuana bill

...commercial marijuana industry and would share resources with the Alcoholic Beverage Control board.Committee chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said the committee will go through the bill in more detail and take public testimony on Wednesday...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: National Guard reform is on the way

...Wielechowski and Rep. Chris Tuck have introduced important reform legislation, and Republicans like Sens. Bert Stedman and Lesil McGuire have pushed for hearings into Guard issues. Rep. Bob Herron, a veteran and Democrat who caucuses with Republicans...
Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...under which recreational marijuana becomes legal Feb. 24. The state then has nine months to write regulations.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said she plans to introduce a bill creating...
McGuire waiting for investigator's report

...investigator before delving into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said by text message that she believes there is merit in waiting to hear those findings first and...
Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite

...still want to pass a version of the bill by Feb. 24, when the marijuana initiative is set to take effect.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said that legislators are looking at creating...
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