Lawmakers expect bills on social issues, like abortion, to get less attention than last cycle.
The three Republicans vying to run against U.S. Sen. Mark Begich met yesterday in an Eagle River church to debate social issues in a forum sponsored by Alaska Family Action.
Critics worry that could shift the balance of the judicial system itself.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the state last week, objecting to new limitations being placed on abortions paid for by Medicaid.
Alaska Family Action is campaigning against Judge Sen Tan for decisions he made in the late 1990s on cases related to the issue of abortion.