Senate's medical marijuana bill faces opposition in House

They said presenting non-science based theories in a science classroom would harm students, and that more than 2,000 people have signed a petition opposing the bill, which the Senate already passed.

Senate Bill 1524 helps to solve this problem by creating an annual permit, which would allow ocean going containers to travel within 30 miles of a port of entry or an worldwide bridge, with an allowed increased weight limit, and are required to have extra axles.

The House has yet to forward an income tax to the Senate, while the budget and SB 26 are ready for conference.

"I just have personally a hard time in asking Alaskans to pay an income tax, when they're paying a federal tax and then turning around and handing out Permanent Fund checks", MacKinnon said.

Republicans also have increased the estimate for incoming tax revenue by about $100 million, to make the balance budget - but Bullock's budget director, Dan Villa, says he doesn't think that $100 million can be counted on.

The Senate will produce a mathematically sound fiscal plan that protects the private sector and is in the best interest of the state, Kelly told reporters.

Rep. Dave Hayes of Camano Island said the bill "goes a little too far". Administration officials expect the bill will be filed on Monday and details could be released as soon as this afternoon.

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With the first four days of the regular session behind them, House members were the last to leave today for the Legislature's Easter recess. Now the procedure is being used routinely, not under deadline pressures or end-of-session chaos.

As the countdown in Juneau continues, there is no clear path home.

(3) Under both plans, 5.25 percent of the Permanent Fund's value would be drawn from the fund's earnings reserve every year to help pay for government.

A spokeswoman for Hernandez declined comment Wednesday, but the sheriff has said that if Texas approves the sanctuary city law, she will begin holding all jailed suspects for possible deportation. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, the author of the bill.

He said that even very successful taprooms in the state sell about 1,200 barrels a year, so the new limit for taproom consumption would only affect a brewery if it had two very successful taprooms.

The bill is similar to legislation approved in the past when Democrats controlled the Senate. The House plan added the conditional language.

The bill is expected to be debated by the full House sometime in the next couple of weeks, lawmakers said. The House had already approved the bill but rejected an amendment placed in the Senate that would allow the chamber's sergeant-at-arms the same privilege.

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