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Initiative Hearings, Securities Things to Watch

Published On: Apr 21 2014 03:41:00 PM AKDT

With the regular session down to its last month and legislative leaders still hoping to finish up early, major issues remain unresolved.

There's the bill to advance a major liquefied natural-gas project, which currently has three committees examining it in the House. There are also the state budget, education and addressing the state's unfunded-pension obligation.

The 90-day session is scheduled to end April 20, which is Easter Sunday. Senate President Charlie Huggins and House Speaker Mike Chenault have said they would like to finish their work before then if possible.

Other things to watch this week include hearings on ballot initiatives and bills on food stamps and the posting of securities when seeking injunctions against industrial operations in court.