At Tuesday’s hearing, Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson said that the holiday — and the history behind it — has been overlooked in the past.
Sen. Mike Shower said he wants to increase voters’ confidence in the voting system.
While a majority spoke out against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s legislation to pay back permanent fund dividend cuts from the last three years, others said PFDs should never have been cut in the first place.
The proposed amendments may face a difficult reception in the Alaska Legislature. One Republican senator described Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposals as “a horrible idea.”
The Senate Committee on Committees recommended that Sen. Mike Dunleavy lose two committee seats.
The information on REAL ID-compliant licenses would be in a new database that’s shared with other states.
Concerns focus on how the recent primary election was handled in some precincts.
The bill has a lot of bipartisan support. It draws on recommendations from the 13-member Alaska Criminal Justice Commission.
Senate Bill 30 would let local and state government workers choose between a traditional pension and a 401(k)-style retirement savings account.