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Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

...colleagues to serve as president, replacing Sen. Charlie Huggins, of Wasilla, who will be the new chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. North Pole Sen. John Coghill will remain as majority leader.Sen. Pete Kelly, of Fairbanks, will remain...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Resolution honoring Pledge of Allegiance moves

...February anniversary date and so adjusted his resolution to honor the first reading of the current pledge.Coghill says 39 states have passed similar resolutions honoring the February date.The resolution moves to the Senate Rules Committee.
State | AK legislature
Senate panel correction allows minor citations to be posted to windshields

...personally" from the law.With passage by the Senate State Affairs Committee, the measure next moves to the Senate Rules Committee."This bill corrects an unintentional consequence of a bill that stops officers from putting parking tickets...
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.
State | AK legislature
Bill against federal gun control could be headed to Senate floor

...largely unconstitutional."The bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It now goes to the Senate Rules Committee, and could be scheduled for a vote in the coming days, according to Senate Majority Leader John Coghill.The...
Mixed-use construction bill nears final vote

...Labor and Commerce Committee and House Finance Committee. It passed the House on March 20 without objection.Senate Rule Committee referred HB50 to Senate Labor and Commerce and Senate Finance Committees. Senate Finance Committee members moved...
Senate Finance advances Alaska education amendment

...Hoffman, D-Bethel, made no recommendation, according to the Legislature's website.SJR9 was sent to the Senate Rules Committee, which is responsible for the Senate's daily calendar. Bills and resolutions often aren't brought to the...
State | AK legislature


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