Alaska's U.S. Senators talk money, marijuana and performance


by Victoria Taylor

ANCHORAGE-Elections may be months away, but the season is heating up.
In Anchorage,  voters may be casting their vote on pebble mine initiatives, the oil tax repeal, legalizing marijuana and increasing minimum wage.

Washington and Colorado have already legalized marijuana.
An approved measure means the last frontier will be next to choose if it's okay to smoke a little green.
Republican Senator, Lisa Murkowski says her stance on drugs and alcohol has not shifted since the days even before she was a parent.
Democrat counterpart, Sen. Mark Begich is more elusive on his feelings about the initiative. says it's up for the voters to decide.

Both Senators agree an increase in minimum wage is needed nationally and locally. Sen. Begich is sponsoring a bill in Washington D.C. for this reason.

Feelings are mixed on congressional progress and performance.Sen. Begich feels congress has room to improve but has shown significant progress over the past six months.  "This is not our finest hour," says Sen. Murkowski.

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Big Dan said on Wednesday, Jan 22 at 4:54 PM

Make Lisa take a lie detector test and say she NEVER tried weed.

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