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Wed Jan 10, 2018, 06:05 AM

Public schools, fishing licenses and disposable plastic bags are in Alaska lawmakers crosshairs

Have you ever lost your fishing license? Or used a plastic bag at a grocery store? Send your kids to school? If so, Alaska legislators unveiled bills Monday that would affect you if passed into law.

Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, wants to institute a 20-cent tax on each disposable plastic bag, to be paid by the people using them not the stores that would sell them.

Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, wants to make it legal to keep your hunting or fishing license on your phone, instead of requiring people to show hard copies.

And Kodiak Republican Sen. Gary Stevens wants to create more certainty for public schools by budgeting for them separately, instead of as part of the state's annual budget process that's been delayed in recent years amid polarization and gridlock.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/alaska-legislature/2018/01/08/public-schools-fishing-licenses-and-disposable-plastic-bags-are-in-alaska-lawmakers-crosshairs/

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