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McGuire says she'll leave Senate after 2016

...15 years, made the announcement during the summit because the Arctic and energy issues are two things important to her. McGuire is co-chair of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission and she is chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee.
State | AK legislature
Convicted staffer still on payroll

...Monday.Deborah Jean Grundmann, a staff member for Senate Rules Committee Chairman and former Senate President Charlie Huggins...Agency human resources manager.As the head of the Senate Rules Committee, Huggins is responsible for approving all Senate...
Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...second-most per diem pay of all legislators, 17 days and $4,964 of it while working in Anchorage.Republican Senate Rules Committee Chairman Charlie Huggins, who lives about 45 minutes away form Anchorage in Wasilla, claimed 14 days and about...
Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...prohibiting marijuana businesses or limiting hours of operation, for example.That bill was sent back to the Senate Rules Committee after the version that passed the House didn't have enough votes to pass in the Senate.Coghill said the sticking...
Convicted staffer isn't making full salary

...paid in full since November 2014, a Senate majority spokesman said.Deborah Jean Grundmann, 59, a staffer for Senate Rules Committee Chair and former Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, was arrested in December 2014 after pointing...
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


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