NEWS: Chairs Announce Working Group Members, Formation of Advisory Group

Anchorage – The co-chairs of the legislative working group created by House Bill 111, Sen. Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), announced today the working group’s membership, along with the formation of an advisory group.

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NEWS: House and Senate Minorities Propose Creating a Caucus of the Whole in the Alaska Legislature

Juneau – Last Friday was the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Alaska Constitution.  The convention in Fairbanks featured 55 Alaskans, elected from all regions and walks of life.  These far-thinking delegates came together as one and crafted a document that has guided not only the state government, but also Alaska’s institutions and people.  The constitutional example is being followed today by the Alaska Senate Democrats and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition as they propose a new structure for the 29th Alaska Legislature.

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NEWS: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Setting Legal Standards for Pets in Divorce and Domestic Violence Proceedings

Juneau – A bipartisan effort in the Alaska Legislature will allow the well-being of pets to be considered in several different legal proceedings. HB 147 is sponsored by District 22 State Representative Liz Vazquez (R-Anchorage) and District 16 State Representative Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage).

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