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City officials weigh fines, regulations for marijuana

...marijuana smoking in public, based on the agreed-upon committee recommendations and what is allowed by the state. The state Legislature is also working to make the law's language more clear by the Feb. 24 implementation date. Final regulations for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/city-officials-weigh-fines-regulations-
Local
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

...the impact on Alaska's budget. With oil prices near $50 a barrel, the new governor and incoming members of the state Legislature will have many tough choices to make in 2015. Some reports put the pending budget deficit at $3.5 billion, which...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-fix-budget-not-expense-long-t
Opinion
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

...is on the LNG advisory committee, is the best candidate suited partially from his contacts during 12 years in the state Legislature. Ogle said he would've liked to see the mayor's office form a focus group and as the project develops use staff...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State | AK legislature
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...about two-thirds of the state, including within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.A resolution passed the state Legislature with bipartisan support last year urging Congress to allow exploration and development on the coastal plain. A federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...are packing up to head to Juneau for the 2015 session.The annual political poker game begins Jan. 20 when the state Legislature convenes.Walker will be at the table. So will House Speaker Mike Chenault; Senate President Kevin Meyer; House...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-02/politicos-have-tough-hands-play-2015
State
Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner

...that involves the nuances of interfacing with the Legislature, both houses, and the governor."Cotten was in the state Legislature from 1975-83 and again from 1985-1993, according to his resume.Board of Fisheries chairman Karl Johnstone...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/cotten-favorite-fish-and-game-commissio
State
Big pricetag for Kake's energy intertie

...3 million for the project back when the quoted price was closer to $17 million.Mitchell said IPEC will ask the state Legislature to reappropriate the grant for a small hydroelectric power plant in Kake if the intertie plan fails. Gunnuck Creek...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/big-pricetag-kakes-energy-intertie
Local
Empire Editorial: King salmon research is worth preserving

...priority. The department did prioritize, and now worries that some of those efforts could be wasted.Until the state Legislature decides on a final budget and Walker approves it, the research will continue as planned with existing funds. Securing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-14/empire-editorial-king-salmon-research
Opinion
My Turn: Launching fiction from Kodiak

...public corporation created by the state legislature in 1991. It was supposed to...million appropriation from the state legislature in 2012. They were supposed...reports to the governor and state legislature. They contain glowing embellishments...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-02/column-launching-fiction-kodiak
Opinion
Alaska fish and game boards to vet applicants

...applicants, Alaska Dispatch News reported. The governor retains the right to request additional nominations.The state Legislature has final approval of the governor's choice.Besides Cotten, the others who applied for the position are United...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-31/alaska-fish-and-game-boards-vet-applica
State

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