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Legislature's special session could take place away from Juneau

...it resolved that the Alaska State Legislature supports a location for a special...of the Twenty-Ninth Alaska State Legislature... that is the least costly...further resolved that the Alaska State Legislature urges the Governor to designate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-18/legislatures-special-session-could-take
State | AK legislature
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...to hand over huge swaths of federal land there. State legislatures in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada...types of bills that have been floating around in the state legislatures, that demand the transfer of federal public lands...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Help more Alaskans vote

...voter registration is the law in 10 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Voters simply present a driver's license at the polling station, and they're permitted to vote. Different...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-12/help-more-alaskans-vote
Opinion
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...our state budget and good for our working families. We encourage our Southeast lawmakers - and the entire Alaska State Legislature - to do right thing for Alaska and support Gov. Walker's Medicaid expansion.? Empire Readers' Council editorials...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-05/empire-readers-council-editorial-medi
Opinion
Sullivan talks federal regs, military presence

...military presence in Alaska are among his priorities.Sullivan made his comments in addressing a joint session of the state Legislature. Such addresses are tradition among Alaska's U.S. senators, and this was the first for Sullivan, a Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/sullivan-talks-federal-regs-military-pr
State
Sullivan talks federal regulations, military presence

...presence in Alaska are among his priorities.Sullivan, Alaska's junior senator, addressed a joint session of the state Legislature on Monday.Sullivan said his efforts to limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency include support for a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/sullivan-talks-federal-regulations-mili
State
American flag ban riles California lawmakers

...unclear how far her proposal would advance. The amendment needs a two-thirds vote of the Democratic-controlled state Legislature to appear on the November 2016 ballot and so far lacked bipartisan support.The debate erupted on the Southern California...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/american-flag-ban-riles-california-la
Not For Web
Ordaz repeats as Poetry Out Loud champ

...served as the accuracy judge.Also at Tuesday's event, Fairbanks writer Soos received a citation from the Alaska State Legislature to formally acknowledge his position as State Writer Laureate.The Alaska Poetry Out Loud State Finals will be broadcast...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-12/ordaz-repeats-poetry-out-loud-champ
Local | Art
Three things to watch

...countermand" amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would authorize states - upon a vote of three-fifths of state legislatures - to nullify and repeal a federal law, executive order, judicial decision or other federal action that adversely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Panel amends bill on pot crimes

...industry, and allowed communities to prohibit that industry either by voter initiative or government ordinance.The state Legislature sits as the assembly for the unorganized borough.Hoffman said he wanted to protect rural Alaskans, and have the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-15/panel-amends-bill-pot-crimes
State | AK legislature

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