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Topic - Hollis French
With the Legislature more than halfway through its scheduled 90-day session, major bills are starting to take shape - and a controversial bill from the past has re-emerged.
A former chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court said Wednesday he doesn't see a need to change the state's constitution to alter the makeup of the Alaska Judicial Council.
Senate President Charlie Huggins says committee assignments for bills are not based on who is sponsoring the bills.
Sen. Mike Dunleavy said Tuesday that Alaskans should get the chance to cast their vote on proposed constitutional changes pertaining to issues like education and marriage.
The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state, calling it a matter of conscience.
Minority Democrats in the Legislature on Monday unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year.
The Senate Resources Committee on Friday unveiled a version of a gas pipeline bill that largely remained true to what Gov. Sean Parnell proposed, with some clarifications.
Federal agencies are ready to work on an Alaska liquefied natural gas project but don't want another false start, state lawmakers were told Wednesday.
State Sen. Hollis French held a lead in cash on hand over his Democratic rival for lieutenant governor, Bob Williams.
Several state lawmakers - including the Senate president and House speaker - have told the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine that they believe large-scale mining "can be done right" in Alaska.
The floor of the Alaska Senate broke into an impromptu debate over oil taxes Monday.
Gov. Sean Parnell said Friday that he wasn't threatening the Ketchikan Gateway Borough when he said its lawsuit against the state over school funding could "shade or color" reaction to the community's requests for state money to fund infrastructure projects.
Executives from the North Slope's major oil and gas companies on Wednesday hailed an agreement with the state as a major step forward in pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project.
Senate President Charlie Huggins says it's possible but unlikely a bill meant to advance a liquefied natural gas project will be referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer on Tuesday said he believes there is support on his panel to advance a proposed constitutional amendment on education.
Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage, has said oil taxes should be off the bargaining table.
Senate Democratic Leader Hollis French said he wasn't contacted.