The A.G. should serve as a “firewall against executive overreach, not an apologist for the President’s prerogatives.” says Sen Lisa Murkowski.
After a five-hour session, the Legislature has confirmed all of Gov. Bill Walker’s cabinet appointments.
The executive proclamation comes days after legislative leadership cancelled their confirmation session — and days after the governor sent a six-page letter reiterating that he would veto a contentious gasline bill and urging lawmakers not to override him.
Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Dispatch News sued the state for the documents last October after the Parnell administration took four months to deny public record requests.
The U.S. is seeing “historic” progress in reducing both its crime and its incarceration rates, Attorney General Eric Holder said, with the federal prison population falling by some 4,800 inmates in the past year — “the first decrease we’ve seen in many decades.”
During every legislature of the past decade, someone has introduced a measure that would put the office of attorney general up to a vote.