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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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
New version of pot bill scrapped paying for cops and courts - than simply legalizing the drug, she said.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Lesil McGuire, R-Anchrorage, said after the two-hour hearing that members of both committees were talked out of the current...
State | AK legislature
Senators take first crack at pot rules

...Senate State Affairs will hear from the departments of Revenue and Public Safety on marijuana.Committee member Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said the idea that the Legislature would stay out of marijuana discussions this session "is fairly...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...R-Anchorage. Hopefully, bipartisan support in the House is enough to keep Erin's Law on track this time. Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, introduced the Senate version last year that won approval. We hope she'll champion it again...
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...are particularly sensitive to given the history of marijuana policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said she expected the defense provision to be a subject of "healthy debate" during committee hearings...
State | AK legislature
Prefiled bills in plain English

...Board.? SB 15 - Coghill - Decreases the tax on policy year premiums for life insurance policies.? SB 16 - Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage - Declaring the Arctic policy of the state.? SB 17 - Wielechowski - Puts more requirements on governmental...
Local | AK legislature
Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...oversight responsibilities to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.The incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lesil McGuire, said she plans to file legislation that would allow the substances to be managed separately.McGuire, an Anchorage...
Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

...step up and conduct its own investigation to make sure the disease, and not just symptoms, are being treated.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, wants the Legislature to hold hearings on the Guard's past indiscretions, and also said she'd...


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