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3 things to watch in the Legislature

...or AGDC.Walker upset some lawmakers with a decision earlier this year to remove three of the board's five public members. Walker said he wanted Alaskans on the board and greater regional representation. He also said he saw this as a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/3-things-watch-legislature
State
Committee to take up gas line board appointments

...the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC.Gov. Bill Walker shook up the board by removing three of the five public members. Walker said he wanted Alaskans on the board and greater regional representation. He said he also saw it as a lay...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/committee-take-gas-line-board-appointme
State
Gov. wants pot board

...The board would include representatives from the marijuana industry, the public health and safety sectors and the public. Members would be appointed by the governor to serve staggered terms of three years, according to a letter from the governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/gov-wants-pot-board
State | AK legislature
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

...voted in agreement with lawyer members instead of public members in the five recent cases where the two groups were...sufficient pools of nominees that both lawyer and public members viewed as more highly qualified ignores the council's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/my-turn-fix-search-law
Opinion
Empire Editorial: On the court

...council was divided between attorney members and non-attorney members. "When you have four attorneys ganging up on public members, it smacks of a conflict of interest," Sen. Kelly told the Empire.We choose to look at the other side of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/empire-editorial-court
Opinion
Judging judicial selections

...have four attorneys ganging up on public members, it smacks of a conflict of interest...The intention of (SJR3) is public members will never be overwhelmed by members...members are better-informed than public members about the backgrounds of potential...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/judging-judicial-selections
State | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...commission that nominates applicants to fill judicial vacancies in Alaska. The council currently has seven members: three public members, three non-attorney members and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. Would appear on the 2016 general...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...individual's expertise and experience in natural gas pipeline construction, operation and marketing" when appointing public members of the board."We put into statute that (board members) need to be particularly qualified... to lead the state's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/walker-announces-gas-board-replacements
State
Marijuana and you

...that wasn't the case, but the committee will eventually take public testimony."We'd be best served by adding public members but... certainly we're going to welcome public involvement," he said.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/marijuana-and-you
State | AK legislature
Governor names Jensen to Alaska Historical Commission

...Society. Cole is the director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Public History. Cole is reappointed as a public member on the commission.Gov. Parnell also named four to the Alaska State Council on the Arts: He appointed Mary Wegner...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-04/governor-names-jensen-alaska-historical-c
Art

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