The Senate Finance Committee is expected to unveil a rewrite of the state capital budget by Wednesday.
Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters wrote in an email Tuesday that troopers have come across about 70 instances involving marijuana since the law legalizing recreational pot for those 21 and older took effect Feb. 24.
Alaska lawmakers have approved a bill calling for a state Arctic policy.
The Senate Finance Committee plans confirmation hearings for Gov. Bill Walker's appointees to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board.
The House Resources Committee agreed to forward Robert Ruffner's name to a joint session of the House and Senate for consideration.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is warning Alaskans to take precautions against bears emerging from winter dens.
Sunday is the last day to buy tickets for the Alaska's biggest guessing contest, the Nenana Ice Classic.
The bill also clarifies some components of personal use: it would reiterate the ban on public consumption, and set a maximum household limit of 24 marijuana plants if there are three or more residents.
The committee also adopted language removing salary increases for employees not covered by unions. Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said that action would require separate legislation.
The bill would direct the court to consider an animal's best interests when deciding who gets to keep a pet, such as a dog or cat, in a divorce.