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Channel 2 NewsThe state Senate has passed a dramatically modified House bill meant to protect Alaskans’ Second Amendment rights, allowing the state to defend citizens accused of violating future federal gun laws -- as well as state law enforcement officers...
Tags: Politics, Johnny Ellis, Interior Policy, Gun Control, Laws
Channel 2 NewsThe state House spent nearly five hours deliberating over amendments before it passed a $9 billion operating budget Thursday afternoon, voting 29-8 to move the budget to the Senate Finance Committee. Eight amendments introduced by the House’s...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska State Legislature issued a Proclamation of Memoriam to honor Jim Crockett, the former Executive Director of Bean's Café. Crockett, who served as Executive Director for 11 years, died from pneumonia last November. The shock of his sudden death...
Channel 2 NewsThe state House passed a controversial measure criminalizing federal enforcement of some gun laws in Alaska Monday, highlighting lawmakers’ interest in addressing perceived federal overreach throughout the state. House Bill 69, which was sponsored...
Leaders of the Alaska House are apologizing for the laughter that erupted from some caucus members when asked about same-sex partnerships. During a news conference Friday to outline the caucus' guiding principles, members were asked if they supported...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Social Issues
Channel 2 NewsThree pieces of legislation filed in the Alaska House of Representatives could shape the future of economic development in Alaska. House Bill 78 deals with primacy, the federal government's ability to allow the state of Alaska to enforce certain...
Channel 2 NewsHouse Democrats announced their committee assignments for the 2013 Legislature Monday, with Fairbanks Rep. Scott Kawasaki tentatively demoted to an alternate position on the House Finance Committee after Rep. Lindsey Holmes’ weekend defection to the...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska State Legislature released a list of dozens of prefiled bills from both chambers Monday as it prepares to convene next week, covering a range of topics from state fisheries to switchblades. House Bill 18, sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze (R-...
Channel 2 NewsState office candidates rushed to file for this year’s primary elections Friday, producing several surprises before a 5 p.m. filing deadline. Fifty-nine of the state Legislature’s 60 seats -- all 40 House seats and 19 of 20 Senate seats...
Channel 2 NewsIn Juneau, the horse race has begun Monday on whether a natural gas pipeline bill can make it through the Legislature before this year's session ends in less than two weeks. The Senate's pipeline measure, Senate Bill 215, would provide funding for the...
The Associated PressAn in-depth look at some of the key bills remaining as the legislative session ends Sunday. ALASKA PIPELINE House Speaker Mike Chenault opposes a rewritten version of his bill to advance an in-state natural gas pipeline project. Chenault told...
Channel 2 NewsOn day 8 of the Special Session in Juneau Governor Sean Parnell threw lawmakers a curve ball. The Governor, impatient with the lack of apparent progress on oil tax-reform, redefined the rules of the session. He issued an order for lawmakers to put oil...
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