JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a sweeping crime bill. The move came after the withdrawal of a proposed amendment to give juveniles charged with a felony a means of staying out of the adult prison population.
JUNEAU - The House Special Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs moved a bill Thursday allowing judges to consider post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries as a mitigating factor during sentencings of combat veterans.
JUNEAU - A provision in Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill that provides for transportation for charter school students raised questions Monday in the Senate Education Committee. Sen.
JUNEAU - The House Education Committee on Friday advanced the so-called "Erin's Law," which is an effort to prevent childhood sexual abuse.
JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee on Tuesday continued its discussion of Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill, focusing on the charter schools.
JUNEAU - A bill that would give village public safety officers the option of carrying firearms was quickly moved out of committee on Tuesday, even though several state troopers were in line to testify.
JUNEAU - A measure intended to delay implementation of new education standards suffered a serious setback Wednesday when the House Education Committee held it with only a few weeks left in the session. The sponsor of House Resolution 9, Rep.
JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill covering procedures and training for the restraint of public school students. Republican Charisse Millett of Anchorage is sponsoring House Bill 210.
JUNEAU - The House Education Committee began hearing testimony on a resolution Wednesday to delay implementing new English language and mathematics standards for Alaska. House Resolution 9, sponsored by Rep.
JUNEAU - University of Alaska President Pat Gamble told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday a bill permitting concealed handguns on campus is unacceptable.
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