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Thinking Twice about LNG

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Budget Cuts Are Real

The budget of the state of Alaska has been cut There are those who will claim it hasn't,...
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Senator Mia CostelloGovernor Cuts Legislature out of Gasline Process

ANCHORAGE – Alaska State Senators expressed disappointment today in Governor Walker’s decision to veto Senate Bill 125, an effort to improve cooperation on advancing a gasline by adding three non-voting members from the Legislature to the Board of Directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC).  Full Story >>

Senator Lesil McGuireBill Supporting Renewable Energy Becomes Law

The new law extends exemptions for small renewable energy facilities from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) regulation for an additional five years. The exemption sunsets under the old law in January of this year.  Full Story >>

Majority Press OfficeSpending Reduction Bills Signed into Law

ANCHORAGE – A pair of bills aimed at controlling the cost of state government, while still providing financial assistance to communities statewide, were signed into law today.  Full Story >>

Senator Mia CostelloCostello Bill Helping Business Start-Ups and Promoting Innovation Signed Into Law

ANCHORAGE – Alaskans have a new tool to start and invest in local businesses, thanks to legislation by Senator Mia Costello (R-Anchorage). Senate Bill 126, the Innovating Alaska Act, implements a new concept to grow Alaska’s economy through equity crowdinvesting. The bill was signed into law by the Governor today.  Full Story >>

Senator John CoghillOmnibus Crime Reform Bill Becomes Law

"We knew investing in treatment and victims' services was critical," said Senator John Coghill. "SB 91 averts millions in future spending to allow for that reinvestment. This was an enormous achievement that will reduce recidivism, hold offenders accountable."  Full Story >>

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