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Legislature passes bill honoring Native languages

...recognizing these languages would do a lot to help heal those wounds."The sit-in began outside the office of Senate Rules Committee chair Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage. After an aide for McGuire assured the crowd - which had more than 100...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-21/waiting-it-out
State | AK legislature
Education a sticking point as session ends

...reach final agreement.Also Sunday, a group of Alaska Natives gathered for a sit-in outside the office of Senate Rules Committee chair Lesil McGuire, calling for Senate passage of a bill that would symbolically make Alaska Native languages official...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-04-21/education-sticking-point-session-end
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...people feel it's important, then we should vote on the issue."Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage and the Senate Rules Committee chairwoman, said the fate of the bill will not be decided by the Republican leadership privately."The issue of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment

...to SB124, a bill to extend the sunset date of the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, during a House Rules Committee hearing Thursday. Chenault said he would have preferred to find another bill or to attach the amendment to SB138...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/chenault-propose-agdc-amendment
State | AK legislature
The cost of travel by sea

...bill is dead because there was "no support" among senators, said Sen. Lesil McGuire, an Anchorage Republican and Rules Committee chair who schedules bills for floor debate.At this point, an unwillingness to change the cost-of-living differential...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/cost-travel-sea
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskans want the best, and HB383 will ensure it

...That's why I withdrew my amendment during a House Rules Committee hearing April 3. No one in the Capitol, not my Majority...insight and acumen in our meetings, as voiced in the Rules Committee hearing by AGDC Board Chair John Burns and AGDC President...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/my-turn-alaskans-want-best-and-hb383-
Opinion
Panel advances bill on AGDC appointments

JUNEAU - The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/panel-advances-bill-agdc-appointments
State
Nikiski Republican would let Outside residents serve on state gas corporation's board

...considering the knowledge we will be getting from him," said Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, and vice-chair of the Rules Committee.AGDC board of directors president John Burns, of Fairbanks, urged lawmakers to support the effort given the proposed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/nikiski-republican-would-let-outside-re
State | AK legislature
Panel moves bill honoring Alaska Native languages

...that recognizes an indigenous language as an official language.According to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 19 of Alaska's 21 indigenous languages are in danger of becoming extinct.The bill moves to the House Rules Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/panel-moves-bill-honoring-alaska-native
State | AK legislature
Panel moves resolution on constitution convention

...a convention. Afterward, it would take 38 states to ratify the amendments passed by such a convention.Wilson says Georgia is the only state that has passed such a resolution.The resolution was moved to the Senate Rules Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/panel-moves-resolution-constitution-con
State | AK legislature

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