This weekly post features recent news stories that highlight and update themes previously covered throughout NMA E-Newsletters and Alerts.
Editor’s Note: The Alaska Dispatch News recently reported that some state lawmakers don’t seem to be spending their time on the substantive issues of the day. Instead, they’re passing ceremonial bills, debating resolutions to create an “Alaska School Choice Week” and holding hearings on whether or not to exempt Alaska from Daylight Saving Time. The paper also included a Lane Courtesy bill on the list of frivolous measures. Of course, Lane Courtesy, the practice of yielding or moving over for faster traffic, is not frivolous because it promotes safe, efficient traffic flow. NMA President Gary Biller said as much when he testified via phone before the Alaska legislative committee considering the bill. The NMA supports any reasonable efforts to enforce Lane Courtesy. Here’s what we said about a similar Georgia bill a few years ago. Read the rest of this article »