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Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...rather than assign oversight responsibilities to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.The incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lesil McGuire, said she plans to file legislation that would allow the substances to be managed separately...
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

...has previously said she plans to hold hearings on the matter. McGuire is expected to be the new chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.Meetings were planned for this week to decide organization of the House majority.
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...legislative hearings after the general election would be the best approach either.McGuire, vice chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she will advocate for funding within the attorney general's office to pay for investigators and other...
Outside Editorial: Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

...ready to recognize that protecting reporters' sources protects the public's right to know?Last year, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that...
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

...Saturday, Flanagan and Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, urged members of the House and Senate judiciary committees to not consider a similar bill and let Alaskans vote on the issue. "They'll rip the inflation-proofing...
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, made his remarks during a joint hearing of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Saturday. "Any attempt to introduce and pass a substantially similar bill not only undermines the process...
State | AK legislature
Lose a lawsuit, pay the price

...and put those who file those suits on notice that they too have financial consequences," Feige told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. The bill discourages individuals from using lawsuits as stall tactics by instructing judges to consider...
State | AK legislature
Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...don't believe anyone should have the right to have more rights than a U.S. citizen," Chenault told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday during a brief testimony on his bill.Under federal law, legal immigrants who commit an "aggravated...
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...for this coming week: Initiative hearingsThe Senate Judiciary Committee plans hearings Saturday on two ballot initiatives...initiatives. Securities for injunctionsThe Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear HB47, from Feige. The...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

...chided by a well-meaning citizen for not arguing against SB176 (I had, in fact, declared clearly to the Senate Judiciary Committee that, as written then and now, the University of Alaska Board of Regents would not support the bill, but no...


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