ANCHORAGE – Today, the Senate and House convened a joint Judiciary Committee hearing on the state of Alaska's fledgling marijuana industry. The focus was on the status of implementation and regulations of Alaska's commercial marijuana industry, which was legalized when Ballot Measure 2 was affirmed by 53 percent of voters in the 2014 general election.
ANCHORAGE – Today, the Joint Resources Committee concluded a two-day long update of the Alaska LNG Project, a $55 billion gasline enterprise to monetize Alaska’s natural gas reserves.
WASILLA – Senator Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su & Copper River Valleys) expressed appreciation today for Governor Bill Walker’s decision to allow House Bill 156 to become law, as the deadline for a veto expired yesterday.
ANCHORAGE – Alaska State Senators expressed disappointment today in Governor Walker’s decision to veto Senate Bill 125, an effort to improve cooperation on advancing a gasline by adding three non-voting members from the Legislature to the Board of Directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC).
The new law extends exemptions for small renewable energy facilities from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) regulation for an additional five years. The exemption sunsets under the old law in January of this year.