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Three things to watch

...expansion.The budget is one of the things to watch for this week. Here are two others: Confirmation hearingsThe Senate Judiciary Committee plans to hold a confirmation hearing Friday for Attorney General Craig Richards. Richards and Walker are former...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Board to meet on marijuana emergency regulation

...said he didn't see a bill passing both houses by Feb. 24. A rewrite of a bill is expected this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, he said Monday during the Senate majority's weekly news conference.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/board-meet-marijuana-emergency-regulati
State | AK legislature
Senate panel holding summit on crime

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a crime summit Wednesday afternoon.A focus will be on reducing Alaska's recidivism rates.In a press release...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/senate-panel-holding-summit-crime
State
Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard and held a bill sponsored by Minority Leader Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, that would allow victims of sex trafficking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/former-sex-workers-advocates-testify-ag
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers look at new draft of marijuana bill

...considering a new approach to decriminalizing and regulating marijuana.That approach, which was introduced in a Senate Judiciary Committee bill Monday, would remove marijuana, hash and hash oil from the state's controlled substance statutes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/alaska-lawmakers-look-new-draft-marijua
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...way legislators propose going about it.The Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Friday that would decriminalize...the history of marijuana policy in Alaska."Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, said she...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/lawmakers-want-bill-decriminalize-marij
State | AK legislature
New version of pot bill scrapped

...marijuana, rather than simply making it legal.The Senate Judiciary Committee's Senate Bill 30 is intended to decriminalize...than simply legalizing the drug, she said.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Lesil McGuire, R-Anchrorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/new-version-pot-bill-scrapped
State | AK legislature
Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...state then has nine months to write regulations.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said she plans to introduce a bill creating a marijuana board to develop regulations.Franklin suggested...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/official-presents-ideas-marijuana-regul
State
Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite

...the marijuana initiative is set to take effect.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, and chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said that legislators are looking at creating a new marijuana control board to help draft some of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/criminal-pot-bills-put-hold-rewrite
State | AK legislature
Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

...but she'll compile her own report to be released in April.Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, chairs the Senate Judiciary committee that will "look at the criminal allegations (within the National Guard) and how they fell on deaf ears...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-01/female-akng-boss-one-few-country
State | AK legislature

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