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Protect Alaska's Sovereignty and Opportunities Inherent in our Land and Resources

Declarations by the Obama Administration jeopardized Alaska's ability to provide economic opportunity and essential state services to future generations. Our members have spoken out forcefully for Alaska's right to responsibly manage and develop our lands and resources.

After years of fighting the Obama Administration's persistent attempts to lockup Alaska land and resources, the Senate Majority is seeking to engage in a cooperative dialog with the current Administration.

Senate Bills Focused on protecting the State's rights

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Senator Pete Kelly

Access to Private Property in Dalton Highway Corridor Restored

FAIRBANKS – Today, a bill restoring access rights to private homesteaded property owners in the James Dalton Highway corridor became law.  Full Story >>

Senator Kevin Meyer

Bill Designating 9/11 as Patriot Day Becomes Law

ANCHORAGE – Today, a bill designating September 11 of each year as Patriot Day was signed into law.  Full Story >>

Senator Peter Micciche

Schools Gain New Tool to Fill Vacancies

Today Governor signed a bill allowing school districts to temporarily fill vacancies with qualified retired teachers.  Full Story >>

Senator Cathy Giessel

Senators Respond to Salmon Initiative Decision

Today the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that major portions of Ballot Measure #1 may appear on November’s general election ballot, despite striking down other un-constitutional...  Full Story >>

Senator David Wilson

New Alaska Law Improves Behavioral Healthcare, Saves Money

ANCHORAGE – Today, a bill to increase Alaskans’ access to affordable behavioral healthcare and save state dollars was signed into law.  Full Story >>

Senator Kevin Meyer

New Law Protects Alaska’s Real Estate Market

ANCHORAGE – Today, a bill ensuring that companies in the business of helping Alaskans appraise real estate can continue to operate was signed into law.  Full Story >>

Senator Peter Micciche

Bill Ensuring Clean Air in the Workplace Becomes Law

ANCHORAGE – A bill to protect Alaskans from the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke in the workplace was signed into law this week by Gov. Bill Walker....  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Sen. Stedman Sends Criminal Referral for Leak of Confidential Audit

ANCHORAGE – Today, Sen. Bert Stedman (R-Sitka), chairman of the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, sent the Department of Law a criminal referral for the unauthorized leak of a...  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Sen. Stedman Accepts Appointment to National Petroleum Council

ANCHORAGE – Sen. Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) today announced he will serve on the National Petroleum Council (NPC) following his appointment to the board by the Secretary of the Department...  Full Story >>

Senator Peter Micciche

Bill to Reduce Regulatory Burden on Working Alaskans Becomes Law

ANCHORAGE – A bill to reduce the state’s regulatory burden on barbers, hairdressers, hair braiders and those with student loans was signed into law today by Gov. Bill Walker....  Full Story >>

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