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Thu April 10, 2014
4/10/14 KNBA NEWS - Legislators consider a bill to limit low-income women's access to abortions
A bill to limit abortions to those that are medically necessary for physical conditions, and not for mental health issues, is under consideration in the Alaska House. The bill doesn't include access to birth control and family planning services that had been provided in an earlier version.
Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced a bill that would put $3 billion toward paying down the state's obligations to the public employees' and teachers' retirement systems, replacing an earlier budget request.
A bill that would take a minimum wage initiative off the ballot is a sure thing, says House Speaker Mike
Chenault, but skeptics are worried the Legislature will repeat a 2002 tactic in which Legislators introduced a bill, got the measure off the ballot, then gutted the legislation.