Elections officials face growing criticism from some Alaskans who characterize the week-long wait to start counting absentee ballots as a failure.
Three former state employees told state legislators that they believe a $5 million contract was so narrowly written that it was illegal.
The initiative’s campaign manager said Alaska’s current election system limits voters’ choices.
Dr. Andy Elsberg told a joint meeting of the House State Affairs and Health and Social Services committees that the state should be doing more to require businesses and individuals to follow health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Alaska lawmakers received an updated proposal from the Dunleavy administration to replace the Ocean Rangers with a state-run inspection regime.
While an appeals court had upheld the law, the Supreme Court vacated that ruling. The justices told the appeals judges to reconsider the case.
Vic Fischer spoke to the House State Affairs Committee Tuesday, two days after his 95th birthday. He contrasted the state constitution’s language with the proposed amendments.
Senate Bill 54 would have increased jail times for some offenses. The Senate passed the bill by a wide margin.
The information on REAL ID-compliant licenses would be in a new database that’s shared with other states.
Update | 9:45 a.m. An Alaska lawmaker is working to capture the excitement of “American Idol” and spotlight Alaskan artists with a bill establishing a contest for specialty license plate design. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, of Sitka, saw his bill advance from the House State Affairs committee on Tuesday after he clarified the concept of…