James Brooks, Alaska Beacon
According to a draft plan shared with reporters Friday, the votes will take place March 12, during a joint session of the House and Senate.
Justices were asked to consider the question as part of a 2022 lawsuit challenging the eligibility of a legislative candidate in Anchorage.
Rep. Tom McKay, R-Anchorage and House Bill 143’s prime sponsor, said the bill now headed to the state Senate would keep plastic out of landfills.
The idea would have to be approved by state legislators and Gov. Mike Dunleavy, because it requires changes to state law.
Alaska’s summer construction season would be disrupted unless the state can fix the flaws before the end of the month.
If the bill becomes law, the state university system will be required to list the cost of course materials, including textbooks, in its course catalog.
Reinbold, a Republican from Eagle River, had challenged Alaska Airlines’ decision to ban her from its flights.
Gov. Dunleavy has committed more than $31 million to repair a damaged section of the highway that is mostly used by Americans traveling to and from Alaska.
A bond package hasn’t been formally introduced, but the Dunleavy administration is considering the possibility.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy said that sending 100 additional Alaska National Guard soldiers to Texas would cost about $1 million a month.
A clothing shop near Denali National Park told an undercover investigator it was selling items made from Yakutat alpacas, which do not exist.
Statistics show that Alaska has 108% of its 20-and-older population registered to vote on state rolls.
Senate Bill 173, from Republican Shelley Hughes, received its first hearing last week and has received a tide of opposition.
The legislation could bring new benefits to as many as 37,000 Alaskans.
Gambling would be allowed only when ships are more than three miles off Alaska’s coasts, something already allowed aboard cruise ships.
The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Joshua Kindred, appointed by Donald Trump, cited technical issues with the lawsuit's filing.
An updated list of what legislators and Gov. Mike Dunleavy have proposed to become law.
There will be no limit on how much someone can give a candidate for office in this year’s state elections, as measure backers aim for the 2026 ballot.
The plaintiffs argue that Judge Sharon Gleason made a mistake when she allowed work to proceed on ConocoPhillips' Willow project.