Medically necessary abortions would be defined as those needed to avoid serious risk to the life of the woman under a bill introduced in the Alaska Senate.
Oil taxes remain the legislature’s top issue this week, with six hearings scheduled on Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to bring them down. But there’s also plenty else going on in Juneau, from consideration of education and home energy bills to visits from state dignitaries.
The recently ousted leader of the Alaska Republican Party is fighting his removal.
The Alaska House has passed a bill that would offer tax breaks for farmers.
The Alaska House Judiciary Committee advanced Big Lake Republican Mark Neuman’s “stand your ground” bill on Friday.
A special Senate committee on oil production has advanced Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to lower taxes on oil companies without any amendments.
The Alaska Department of Revenue says it won’t be charging state property tax on a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill vessel anchored within a Kodiak Island bay.
The Alaska Senate is scheduled to vote on a resolution applauding state officials for fighting federal overreach.
HB 80 has already passed in the House, and on Thursday the Senate Finance Committee invited the public to comment on it.