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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 >>

January 9, 2017
Senator Pete KellyAlaska Senate Majority Announces 2017 Legislative Priorities

ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Senate Majority announced its legislative priorities today for the 30th Alaska Legislature.  Full Story >>

December 20, 2016
Senator Mike DunleavyDunleavy: Obama Sends Early Christmas Gift to Alaska’s Arctic Rivals

WASILLA – Sen Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su & Copper River valleys) released the following statement today in response to President Barack Obama’s decision to block oil and gas development in portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in...  Full Story >>

December 20, 2016
Senator Cathy GiesselGiessel Calls on Trump and Congress to Undo Obama’s Actions in Arctic

ANCHORAGE – With a month left in office, President Barack Obama invoked a 1953 law today in an attempt to permanently block oil and gas development in portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic...  Full Story >>

December 16, 2016
Senator Cathy GiesselSenator Giessel Sets the Record Straight on Oil and Gas Taxes

ANCHORAGE – This week’s release of the governor’s budget and Fall Revenue Sourcebook generated a good deal of noise related to oil and gas tax credits, prompting Sen Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage) to clear the air...  Full Story >>

December 16, 2016
Senator Mike DunleavySen. Dunleavy: From the Permanent Fund, Governor’s Budget Proposes Largest Fund Draw in State History

WASILLA – Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su & Copper River valleys) released the following statement today regarding Gov. Bill Walker’s release of his budget proposal yesterday.  Full Story >>

December 15, 2016
Senator Anna MacKinnonSenate Finance Looks Ahead to Close​ Alaska's Budget Gap

ANCHORAGE – Today, members of the Senate Finance Committee said they are prepared to make additional reductions to the budget, implement reforms and restructure the way government does business in order to address Alaska's budget...  Full Story >>

December 13, 2016
Senator Pete KellyGuiding Principles of Incoming Senate President Pete Kelly

As your incoming senate president, I'm asked often what our majority caucus priorities will be in these challenging times Our Senate Majority will get together and define those priorities as a team in the next few weeks, incorporating...  Full Story >>

December 9, 2016
Senator Mike DunleavySen. Dunleavy: Parents Have Right to Opt-out of State Assessments

WASILLA – Sen. Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su & Copper River valleys) released the following statement today, after a Joint Education Committee meeting was held Wednesday  Full Story >>

December 9, 2016
Senator Mike DunleavyDunleavy Issues Statement on Obama’s Bering Sea Executive Order

WASILLA – Sen Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su & Copper River valleys) released the following statement today in response to President Barack Obama’s executive order preventing future oil and gas leases in two offshore areas of Alaska...  Full Story >>

December 7, 2016
Majority Press OfficeAlaska Senate Mourns Loss of Mike Kelly, Statesman

ANCHORAGE – On behalf of the Alaska Senate Majority, Senate President Kevin Meyer released the following statement today on the tragic passing of Mike Kelly, brother of Sen. Pete Kelly.  Full Story >>

December 7, 2016
Majority Press OfficeSenate Majority Applauds Appointment of Scott Pruitt to EPA Head

ANCHORAGE – Incoming Senate President Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) and Senate Resource Committee Chair Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage) applauded news today that President-elect Donald Trump will appoint Oklahoma Attorney General...  Full Story >>

December 2, 2016
Senator Pete KellyIncoming Sen. President Kelly Echoes Priority of Permanent Fund Plan

FAIRBANKS – Incoming Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) issued the following statement today in response to comments by a Walker administration official on Thursday, urging support for a plan to restructure the...  Full Story >>

November 17, 2016
Senator Kevin MeyerRecruiting Senate Pages for the 2017 Alaska Legislative Session

Searching for individuals who are interested and available to work through the entire session as Legislative Pages.  Full Story >>

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