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About Proposition 1 & 2

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Does anybody have any input on the propositions for the upcoming election?
I am a YES on #1 and leaning toward NO on #2.
Discussion for or against either of these?
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From:autumnheather
Date:October 14th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
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So...I've kind of been out of the loop on topics this election..... what exactly are Props #1 and #2 about ?
-Heather
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From:kirillian
Date:October 14th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Done! They are in a new post.
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From:kirillian
Date:October 15th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
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Not a problem. I'm always up for politics, especially if coffee or beer is involved!
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From:kirillian
Date:October 15th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)
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Not in the least. What is it?
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From:kirillian
Date:October 15th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Are these the guys you are talking about?
http://www.akpirg.org/
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From:kirillian
Date:October 14th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)

Found them!

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Just posted all the goodies in a new post.
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From:ewigweibliche
Date:October 14th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Why in the world should the legislature meet for only three months a year? Is there not enough to keep them busy? Or do you think that they'll get more done if they know they have a limited amount of time?
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From:kirillian
Date:October 14th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
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No, they do not have enough work to keep them busy.

I have heard from several legislators about this (Gretchen Guess, Max Gruenberg, and Andrew Halcro to name a few) and they all agree with this. It has been brought up time and again, but the legislature will never bring it to a vote.

The reasoning behind this is that the first month of the assembly now is just wasted time. Absolutely no work gets done. None. I say, cut back the time the are there so they get the work done and get out of there. Why pay them to sit around and waste time?

If an important issue arises out of cycle, a special session can be called to deal with the issue(s). This prevents the governor from running amok while the legislature is out.

Besides, if the legislative session needs to run longer, they can. The constitution allows them to meet for 120 days from the date it starts without any special action. It will not look good for them though if the people of Alaska have voted to keep their sessions at 90 days and they are always going over.

Here is the pertinent portion of the Alaska Constitution: http://ltgov.state.ak.us/constitution.php?section=2


I hope this answers your question.
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