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Alaska Editorial: Fighting the fires

...Cantwell told The Seattle Times this week that the Wildfire Management Act of 2015 is expected to be presented by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources before the end of summer.The act would change how the federal government handles...
Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns

...and others who have concerns with the health care provided through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, of which Sullivan is a member, plans a field hearing in Eagle River on Aug. 25.Veterans...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses, and for other purposes," was referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on July 9.Neither Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski nor Sen. Dan Sullivan are...
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...has in determining students' proficiency and teachers' and schools' success, according to a document from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was one of the authors of the Every...
Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

...have required such programs and those related to dating violence. Critics saw this as an unfunded mandate, and the Senate committee rewrite says districts may adopt such programs and policies.Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said his response...
Panel takes up bill to give parents greater say on education

JUNEAU - A Senate committee heard mixed testimony Tuesday on a bill aimed at giving parents greater oversight of their children's education.Senate State...
State | AK legislature
Panel talks to fish board nominees, asks about salmon

JUNEAU - A Senate committee held a hearing Monday on the governor's nominees for the state Board of Fisheries, but the panel held off on taking action...
Alaskans testify in support of film tax credits

...of companies that support the film industry testified in support of the state's film tax credit program during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Sen. Bill Stoltze's bill to end the state's...
Lawmakers predict daylight saving bill will pass Senate this week

...They've articulated some good reasons from their point of view. But again, it's a big state."The bill's final Senate committee assignment was Finance, even though the legislation carries no fiscal notes. MacKinnon co-chairs the committee...
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers consider new approach to marijuana legalization

JUNEAU - A Senate committee is considering a new approach to decriminalizing marijuana.The Senate Finance Committee on Monday heard about a new draft of...
State | AK legislature


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