For some lawmakers, special session is tedious

While the Finance and Resource committees take the lead on debate over the state's oil tax structure and a proposed in-state natural gas pipeline, a lot of Alaska lawmakers are idling and looking for ways to pass time.

Legislature quickly passes sex trafficking bill

Alaska lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill stiffening penalties for sex trafficking, removing the label of "prostitute" from victims and changing court procedures as an effort to expedite justice and make the process easier on victims.

Legislature quickly passes sex trafficking bill

Alaska lawmakers have unanimously passed a bill stiffening penalties for sex trafficking, removing the label of "prostitute" from victims and changing court procedures as an effort to expedite justice and make the process easier on victims.

Alaska lawmakers to take up sex trafficking bill

Alaska lawmakers are expected to spend most of the special session addressing concerns about the state's tax on oil industry and discussing the elusive in-state gas pipeline, but Gov. Sean Parnell also is directing attention to a third issue: human trafficking.

Keller to let autism bill move out of committee

Rep. Wes Keller still sees flaws in a bill that extends insurance coverage to some children for treatment of autism, but the chairman of the House Health and Social Services Committee said Friday that he plans to let the widely supported proposal move out of his committee.

Keller to let autism bill move out of committee

Rep. Wes Keller still sees flaws in a bill that extends insurance coverage to some children for treatment of autism, but the chairman of the House Health and Social Services Committee said Friday that he plans to let the widely supported proposal move out of his committee.

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