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Empire Editorial: Daylight saving time is a necessary inconvenience

On Tuesday, the Alaska Senate's State Affairs Committee advanced a bill that would exempt the 49th state from daylight saving time starting in 2017.It sounds like a good idea, and...
Juneau lawmakers weigh in on same-sex marriage

...rights that are afforded through a marriage to a gay couple," she said.SJR30 has been referred to the Senate's state affairs committee. No meetings have been scheduled to discuss the measure, according to the Alaska Legislature's website...
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90-day session advocates short on ideas

...good idea. Sound off on the important issues at Rep. Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, appeared before the Senate's State Affairs Committee on Tuesday and found powerful senators skeptical it would improve things. Ramras was the chief backer of...
Sessions' cost, honesty of estimates, debated in Capitol

...within the existing budget," she said. When Stevens testified in support of his bill Thursday before the Senate's State Affairs Committee, he said the shorter sessions didn't save the state any money. "The rationale was to save money, but...
Former legislator wins delay in bribery trial

...controlling the Senate under the leadership of Senate President Lyda Green, R-Wasilla. McGuire chairs the Senate's State Affairs Committee and the Joint Administrative Regulation Review Committee. She was unavailable for comment Thursday afternoon...
Bills would alter the pardon process

...If you can't, you don't get a pardon." Green's Chief of Staff Portia Babcock testified to the Senate's State Affairs committee about the constitutional backing of the bill. She said a change calling for notification is consistent...


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