Today, the Alaska House Coalition sent a formal request to the Speaker of the House to take an official poll of the House to determine whether the legislature will call itself into special session for the purpose of overriding the governor’s vetoes.
JUNEAU – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Ashley Carrick that will define e-bikes in statute cleared its final hurdle and passed the Legislature. Back in April, House Bill 8 passed the House with bipartisan support on a vote of 39-1. On Monday, HB 8 passed the Senate on a vote of 18-1 and yesterday the House agreed to the Senate’s changes to the bill.
JUNEAU – Rep. Genevieve Mina has introduced a crucial piece of legislation aimed at enhancing the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). House Bill 196 simplifies the SNAP process by enacting broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE):
JUNEAU – With less than two weeks before the 121-day constitutional end of session, members of the House have yet to see a single component of a fiscal plan pass from committee and reach the House Floor.
JUNEAU – The Alaska House Coalition today released the following statement in response to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Jones adopting the magistrate judge’s report and recommendations, effectively shutting down the winter and summer chinook troll fisheries in Southeast Alaska:
JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andrew Gray introduced legislation aimed at addressing Alaska’s growing housing crisis.