Former Alaska state Rep. Jason Grenn sponsored an ethics law last year that affects legislators’ per diems. He called a recent vote on retroactive per diem payments “sad.”
Grenn said Alaska is the only state in the country that makes it so easy for lawmakers with conflicts of interest to vote.
The Alaska Legislature has passed the Alaska Safe Children’s Act nearly unanimously.
The bill is now in the Senate. The governor has said he’d consider including it in a potential special legislative session.