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Alaska things to watch: Golf, Constitution, judges

By Associated Press 11:06 AM February 9, 2014

The budget and pipeline remain major areas of focus this week

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Legislature has gotten off to a swift start.

That’s not unusual for a second session. But this year has lawmakers grappling with budget deficits and the finer points in plans to advance a liquefied natural gas project, in addition to education, legislation aimed at slowing Alaska’s incarceration rate and myriad other bills.

The budget and pipeline remain major areas of focus this week, but the schedule also includes measures that would privately owned golf courses to be licensed to sell a wider array of alcoholic beverages and a call for a convention of states to consider changes to the U.S. Constitution.

The week also is slated to feature the State of the Judiciary address by Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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