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Senator Peter MiccicheLegislature Acts to Strengthen Alaska’s Restitution Laws

JUNEAU-The Alaska State Legislature has unanimously passed a bill to address rising property theft crimes around Alaska while restoring crime victims to a pre-offense condition. Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, clarifies for the courts that public policy favors requiring criminals to compensate their victims for their loss, including loss of income and the market value of the item stolen or damaged.  Full Story >>

Senator John CoghillMany Gasline Questions Go Unanswered As Governor Walker Prepares to Veto House Bill 132

JUNEAU—Senate leaders are respectfully asking Governor Walker to address remaining questions about his plans for boosting the “back-up” plan for a large-diameter gasline before he vetoes House Bill 132. HB132 is designed to strengthen the state’s commitment to the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas project (“AKLNG”), created last year through Senate Bill 138.  Full Story >>

Senator John CoghillLegislature Adds Protections for Volunteer Firefighters

JUNEAU-The Alaska Legislature has unanimously passed Senate Bill 43, which ensures volunteer firefighters receive similar protections as municipal fire departments against liability claims.  Full Story >>

Senator Anna MacKinnonSenate Upholds Commitment to Statewide Education

JUNEAU-The Alaska State Senate took a major step towards ensuring fair and adequate funding for school construction statewide. The Senate passed Senate Bill 26, the FY2016 Capital Budget, on Saturday. In the budget, the Legislature appropriated over $43 million for school construction in Kivalina.  Full Story >>

Senator John CoghillInterior Joint Armed Services Committee (“JASC”) Members Applaud Decision to Keep F-16s at Eielson

JUNEAU-The Interior Delegation of the Alaska State Senate, who are all members of the Joint Armed Services Committee (“JASC”), are applauding the announcement today from US Air Force Secretary Deborah James that the 354th Fighter Wing’s F-16 Aggressor Squadron will remain at Eielson Air Force Base for the long term.  Full Story >>

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