In a Friday ruling, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down regulations prohibiting Medicaid funded abortions as a violation of equal protection guarantees.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday heard a proposal to partially seal past marijuana possession convictions.
Senate Judiciary heard a bill that would allow citizens to petition for grand juries, a move lawmakers are concerned could open "Pandora's Box."
Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy was tough on crime, heavy on populist rhetoric, and skipped education altogether in his first State of the State address.
Rep. Cathy Tilton (R-Wasilla) added a budget amendment barring Medicaid reimbursements for abortions, despite the State Supreme Court striking such restrictions multiple times.
Subcommittees restored $700 million for Medicaid and $134 million for the University, while asserting their rights as the appropriating branch of government.
Tuesday afternoon, the House State Affairs Committee passed a statewide anti-discrimination bill protecting LGBTQ+ Alaskans. It's only the second time such a bill has cleared the hurdle.
John Quick, Commissioner-designee for the Department of Administration, lied to legislators about his background. They await action from Gov. Dunleavy.
House Finance rejected Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard's (R-Wasilla) attempt to cut an additional $41 million from AMHS and $56 million from the University.
A bill aimed at closing loopholes in sex crimes laws, which allowed convicted felon Justin Schneider to go free, has passed its first hurdle in the legislature.
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