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Breaking all the rules: Jackson sworn in, against state statutes
House Republicans pursue Sharon Jackson’s appointment, even though it likely won’t stand
Hello? Cellphones banned on Senate floor
Sen. John Coghill said Tuesday evening he is considering a revision of a ban of cellphone usage on the Senate floor. Coghill is the Senate… Continue reading
Session to begin with House in disarray
Uncertainty hangs over the Capitol.
Pre-filed bills tackle Alaska’s sexual assault problem
More than a third of Alaska women have experienced sexual assault.
Pre-filed bill would require rape kit testing within six months
On Monday, Alaska House Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) pre-filed public safety legislation that would require the timely testing of sexual assault/rape kits in Alaska. HB… Continue reading
Dunleavy vows to crack down on crime, restore PFD
New governor, new cabinet.
Walker: Dunleavy resignation requests creating anxiety
JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker said Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s request for resignations from a swath of state employees is “creating anxiety and uncertainty” for… Continue reading
Republicans pick Giessel as new Alaska Senate president
JUNEAU (AP) — Republicans have maintained control of the Alaska Senate and chose Sen. Cathy Giessel of Anchorage to be the new president of the… Continue reading
Republican gubernatorial candidates discuss issues at Soldotna forum
Three of this year’s five Republican gubernatorial candidates discussed their plans for state finance, capital spending, and the Alaska LNG project during a Wednesday forum… Continue reading