Alaska

The following is testimony I recently delivered before the Alaska Senate Health and Social Services Committee on “Right to Try” legislation (HB43). The Tenth Amendment Center has supported Right to Try legislation pretty much since the beginning. We call it our “no brainer issue,” because it’s just hard to oppose it. That’s why it has…

JUNEAU, Alaska (Jan. 26, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Alaska Senate would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Introduced by Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), Senate Bill 19 (SB19) would give terminally ill patients access to…

JUNEAU, Alaska (Oct. 26, 2016) – Today, a new law allowing parents to opt their children out of standardized testing in Alaska goes into effect. The new statute gives parents a powerful tool to push back against Common Core. Rep. Wes Keller (R-Wasilla) introduced House Bill 156 (HB156) last year. The legislation broadly defines the rights…

JUNEAU, Alaska – (April 14, 2016) – A second Alaska Senate Committee has passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Sen. Bill Wielechowski introduced Senate bill 113 (SB113) in April of last year.The…

JUNEAU, Alaska – (April 3, 2016) – An Alaska Senate Committee has passed a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Sen. Bill Wielechowski introduced Senate bill 113 (SB113) in April of last year.The legislation…

JUNEAU, Alaska (April 1, 2016) – An Alaska Senate committee has passed a bill that would effectively legalize growing industrial hemp in the state, taking a step toward nullifying federal prohibition. Sen. Johnny Ellis (D-Anchorage) introduced Senate Bill 8 (SB8) last year. As introduced, the legislation would have removed hemp from the state’s list of…