The House gets its first stab at the Senate’s oil tax package Friday.
Traditional Native garment is worn by legislators, staff as a symbol of Alaska’s diverse people and cultures
But the governor says the Alaska House of Representatives should take its own look at the legislation, and make any changes members deem necessary.
After a lengthy debate, the Alaska Senate narrowly passed a bill that would overhaul the state’s oil tax regime.
House Bill 24 expands what’s known as the “castle doctrine,” which allows people to use deadly force to protect their homes and businesses from intruders, extending it to anyplace a person lawfully has a right to be.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated Wednesday to continue discussions on a gun control bill after striking one of its most controversial parts.
While there wasn’t a formal debate on the bill, the small Democratic minority took advantage of a procedural motion to get answers on what the changes would do to the state treasury.
Senate Bill 56 would make it a misdemeanor to possess small amounts of narcotics like heroin, oxycodone, cocaine and meth with no intent to sell – crimes that are currently considered felonies.
The so-called “Frankenfish” resolution cleared the Senate Resources Committee on Friday, its last stop before a vote on the Senate floor.
Make Alaska Competitive Coalition says ACES’s progressivity should be lowered to prompt investment, production of unrecovered reserves.