- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Legislature has passed a sweeping crime bill.

Lawmakers gave final approval early on Monday morning as they attempted to finish the session within 90 days, but lawmakers weren’t able to find common ground on the education bill and capital budget. They remained in session on Tuesday.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://is.gd/xd0YjI) the crime bill attempts to address Alaska’s growing prison population by keeping low-level offenders out of prison and working on reducing Alaska’s recidivism rate.

The bill now heads to Gov. Sean Parnell for his signature.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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