Here is the current status. The Legislature is busy. HB 44: Ethics Bill dealing with conflicts of interest. The bill passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate. Keep tuned. HB 31: Processing sexual assault kits: The bill passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate. Keep tuned. HB 111: Oil Tax Credits: Passed [...]
Arguments and statements against the National Popular Vote (NPV) Compact include the following, with the LWV's rebuttal written by the LWVAK Advocacy Chair, Judy Andree: 1. "But your votes do count under the current method." This is not fully true given that the Presidential election is a national election and all votes should count at [...]
The Alaska Legislature is considering a bill to adopt the National Popular Vote as a means of weighting votes for each Presidential election. Here is a fact sheet on the topic prepared by the state LWV. You can also download and print this factsheet.
Last week Advocacy Chair, Judy Andree, attended public testimony on HB 175, National Popular Vote Compact. She followed up with a second letter from LWVAK in response to some of the testimony that opposed the bill with incorrect information. The letter focused on the history of the League's involvement with the National Popular Vote as [...]
SB 72: DISCRIMINATION: GENDER ID.;SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Sponsor: Senator Gardner "An Act adding to the powers and duties of the State Commission for Human Rights; and relating to and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression." There are no current hearings scheduled. The bill was referred to HSS, JUD, and FIN and currently [...]