"We've established a medical advisory board to advise us on how to run the program most effectively by looking at what's working in other states", said Sen. "Now it positions craft breweries across the state to make important contributions to the economy and the industry and allow more channels for regional development". Starting Monday, though, the chamber will officially begin holding floor sessions five days a week.
Alaska's Legislature is on pace to pass fewer bills than in any other session in the state's history. As part of the majority, Dunleavy has served on the Senate Finance Committee and chaired the Senate State Affairs Committee.
Cole Grant is a reporter with the UM Legislative News Service, a partnership of the University of Montana School of Journalism, the Montana Broadcasters Association and the Greater Montana Foundation.
The bill will now be sent to Gov. Steve Bullock, who must sign it before it becomes law.
The full House will convene again at 4 p.m. on Monday, followed by the Senate at 5 p.m.
Whether "direct-care" workers at nursing homes and group homes that get state money should get a raise in pay.
The bill is similar to legislation approved in the past when Democrats controlled the Senate.
"We wouldn't be even talking today if we didn't have the ability to sell three pints between noon and 8 p.m. starting in 1999", he said.
The Senate plan sought to limit future state spending.
The Chamber and Republicans have been upset for years about initiatives they say tie the hands of the Legislature because of a Constitutional amendment known as the Voter Protection Act.
"We have before us one of the gravest decisions we will ever make here", Democratic Rep. Ken Clark of Phoenix as the House debated one of the bills.
COGA CEO Dan Haley noted that the state's setback requirements were more than tripled when they were revised in 2013.
On Thursday, Republican Sen.
"The Senate has serious concerns, I would say, regarding the income tax, and the differences, I think, are ones that can be worked out at a conference table", Hoffman said.
Citing concerns that it was too vague, Geren said he worked with the attorney general's office to include instead a prohibition on a "pattern and practice" of barring officers from enforcing ICE requests.
House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, a Republican from Clear Lake who's a nurse, told reporters the Senate bill goes farther than House Republicans want, but she's not ruling out some action on the issue this year.