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March 23, 2017
Senator Mia CostelloSenate Majority gives Ridesharing Bill Greenlight

JUNEAU – A bill to allow ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and SideCar to operate in Alaska passed the Alaska State Senate today by a vote of 14 to 5.  Full Story >>

March 22, 2017
Senator Mia CostelloLegislators Create Alaska Innovation Caucus

JUNEAU – Recognizing the importance of ingenuity and creativity in building a strong economy, members of the Alaska State Legislature have formed a caucus centered on moving Alaska’s economy forward through innovation...  Full Story >>

March 20, 2017
Senator Shelley HughesNew Proposal would Transform Education in Alaska

JUNEAU – A bill to transform Alaska’s education system was introduced in the Alaska State Senate today.  Full Story >>

March 16, 2017
Senator David WilsonSenate Supports Effort to Combat Opioid Epidemic

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska State Senate passed a measure to support the state’s effort to combat Alaska’s opioid epidemic.  Full Story >>

March 15, 2017
Majority Press OfficeSenate Passes Major Components of Fiscal Solution

JUNEAU – The Senate passed major components of a solution to Alaska’s fiscal challenge today Senate Bill 26 limits government spending and allows a...  Full Story >>

March 14, 2017
Senator Click BishopSen. Bishop Congratulates Mitch Seavey on Iditarod Win

JUNEAU – Sen. Click Bishop congratulated Mitch Seavey, the 57-year-old musher from Seward, on his record-breaking Iditarod win today.  Full Story >>

March 10, 2017
Senator Bert StedmanSen. Stedman Proposes Land Exchange to Allow for Timber Harvest

JUNEAU – A bill was introduced in the Alaska State Senate today to facilitate a land trade between the state and federal government to make 20,000 acres available for timber harvesting.  Full Story >>

March 9, 2017
Senator Cathy GiesselSenate Majority Celebrates Historic Oil Discovery

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska Senate Majority celebrated a historic onshore oil discovery on the North Slope, said to be the largest of its kind in the U.S. in the last 30 years.  Full Story >>

March 7, 2017
Senator Kevin MeyerSenate Proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a resolution yesterday proclaiming the month of April 2017 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Alaska.  Full Story >>

March 6, 2017
Senator Click BishopSen. Bishop Unveils Permanent Fund Education Lottery

JUNEAU – Sen Click Bishop (R-Fairbanks) introduced a bill today that would allow Alaskans to voluntarily sign up for a lottery to fund education – and possibly win big money – when they send in their annual application for the...  Full Story >>

March 6, 2017
Senator David WilsonSenate Recognizes Contribution of Black Soldiers to AK Highway

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a bill today formally recognizing the contributions of African American soldiers to the building of the Alaska Highway.  Full Story >>

March 1, 2017
Senator John CoghillSenate Helps Spur Economic Growth in Military Communities

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a bill today that will spur economic growth around Alaska’s important military industry.  Full Story >>

February 24, 2017
Senator Anna MacKinnonSenate Introduces Major Components of Fiscal Solution

JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate Majority introduced major components of its fiscal solution today.  Full Story >>

February 22, 2017
Senator Cathy GiesselAlaska Senate Joins Fight to Overturn Fed. Takeover of Fish & Wildlife Management

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate approved a resolution today supporting an effort by U S Rep Don Young to return management of fish and wildlife to the State of Alaska The resolution passed by a vote of 15 to 4...  Full Story >>

February 21, 2017
Senator Shelley HughesCommittee Taking Public Testimony on Virtual Education Friday

JUNEAU – On Friday, February 24, the Senate Education Committee will be taking public testimony on the potential of increasing virtual education in Alaska’s public schools.  Full Story >>

February 17, 2017
Senator Bert StedmanSenate Passes Bill to Protect Coastal Economies, Save Public Funds

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate passed a bill today to protect jobs in Alaska’s coastal communities and save the state millions of dollars. The bill passed by a vote of 16 to 2.  Full Story >>

February 14, 2017
Senator Pete KellyPFD Audit Measure Shows Early Signs of Success

JUNEAU – Senate President Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) was encouraged today by the initial success of a measure aimed at detecting fraudulent Permanent Fund dividend applications.  Full Story >>

February 10, 2017
Senator Click BishopSen. Bishop Applauds Re-Start of University Avenue Rehabilitation & Widening Project in Fairbanks

JUNEAU – Sen Click Bishop (R-Fairbanks) today said the decision by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to restart a project to widen and rehabilitate University Avenue using federal highway funds to...  Full Story >>

February 2, 2017
Senator Bert StedmanSen. Stedman’s Plan Guards, Grows Alaskans’ Permanent Fund

JUNEAU – Sen. Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) rolled out a new plan this year to guard and grow the Alaska Permanent Fund.  Full Story >>

January 27, 2017
Senator Mike DunleavyAmendment Proposed to Strengthen Constitutional Spending Limit

JUNEAU – An amendment to Alaska’s Constitution was introduced today that would – if approved by a majority of Alaska voters – strengthen the constitutional appropriation limit enacted by voters in 1982, and reaffirmed in 1986...  Full Story >>

January 20, 2017
Senator Mike DunleavyBill Establishing Reading Task Force Introduced on Senate Floor

JUNEAU – A bi-partisan measure aimed at improving literacy among students in Alaska was introduced on the Senate floor today.  Full Story >>

January 17, 2017
Senator Mia CostelloAlaska’s Economy the focus of Senate Labor & Commerce

The Senate Labor & Commerce Committee, chaired by Senator Mia Costello (R-Anchorage), will dedicate its first two weeks of hearings to Alaska’s economy.  Full Story >>

January 16, 2017
Majority Press OfficeSenate Majority to Host First Press Availability of Session

JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate Majority will host its first press availability of the 30th Alaska Legislature tomorrow morning, Tuesday, January 17 at 11:00 a m in the Beltz room of the Thomas B Stewart building...  Full Story >>

January 10, 2017
Senator Mike DunleavySen. Dunleavy Offers Path to Fiscal Sustainability

WASILLA – Today, Senator Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su & Copper River valleys) released a blueprint for Alaska to achieve a sustainable budget within four years.  Full Story >>

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