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First special session concludes

...second special session will focus on the operating budget and Erin's Law, which saw drastic changes in the Senate Education committee this week. Medicaid expansion was dropped entirely.Egan said after the floor session that it played out how...
State | Local | AK legislature
Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in...
Impasse remains as few lawmakers return

...Medicaid, has held two hearings during the special session, both on the budget and none since May 4. The Senate Education Committee, which has the school bill, hasn't met. The House previously passed that bill.Aside from the budget...
Impasse remains as lawmakers reconvene in Juneau

...Medicaid, has held two hearings during the special session, both on the budget and none since May 4. The Senate Education Committee, which has the school bill, has not met. The House previously passed that bill.Minority Democrats, grumbling...
Alaska editorial: Taking an ill-deserved recess, despite plenty of work left to be done

...resources for school children to help combat sexual assault and abuse, was scheduled for a Thursday hearing in the Senate Education Committee. Committees in both the House and Senate took up the modified operating budget submitted by Gov. Walker...
Legislature OKs break

...have to be designated in his proclamation.The budget and Medicaid bills are in the finance committees. The Senate Education Committee has the sexual assault prevention bill. The committee canceled a scheduled hearing Thursday.
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...Department of Education and Early Development. Gardner's bill, Senate Bill 31, had two hearings in the Senate Education committee, but the new version of her bill - with the language eliminating other unfunded mandates - hasn't had a hearing...
State | AK legislature
Alternative Erin's Law bill gets first hearing

...the state said the legislation is a good idea, but spoke out against another unfunded mandate in Thursday's Senate Education committee hearing of McGuire's bill. There's no fiscal note on the bill, which means the cost of Erin's Law curricula...
State | Local | AK legislature
Erin's Law: 'Stalking the Bogeyman'

...but was shut down in the House Finance Committee.The proposed bill was presented in its first hearing to the Senate Education Committee Thursday by Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, and was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.Rep. Geran...
Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...officials briefed the House and Senate education committees this week on the Alaska...said during Tuesday's Senate Education Committee hearing.Susan McCauley...students become proficient.Senate Education Committee member Berta Gardner...


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