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Bert Stedman

Ketchikan, Sitka, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Craig, Petersburg, Klawock & Hoonah

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Senator Bert Stedman

Swan Lake Hydroelectric Expansion Utilized after Record Rainfall

After a summer of record-setting rainfall, the Swan Lake Hydroelectric Facility reached full capacity following expansion totaling an additional 15 feet of storage for the first time.  Full Story >>

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Gravina Access Improvements Work to Begin, Final Bids Awarded

KETCHIKAN – Work will soon begin on a host of projects meant to enhance the movement of people and goods between Ketchikan and Gravina Island.  Full Story >>

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Senator Stedman Thanks U.S. Coast Guard for 230 Years of Service

JUNEAU – On Tuesday, Senator Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, congratulated the U.S. Coast Guard for its 230th year anniversary.  Full Story >>

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Historic Permanent Fund Transfer Protects Alaska’s Future

On Tuesday, the State of Alaska made one of the most important investments in its 61-year history: a roughly $5 billion transfer from the Alaska Permanent Fund’s Earnings Reserve Account (ERA) to its principal account. This transfer is the largest of its kind, even larger than the deposit that...  Full Story + Video >>

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Treasury Announces PPP Fix for Commercial Fish, Deadline Approaching

JUNEAU – Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, applauded a rule today that fixed an issue for commercial fishermen who were unable to receive adequate funding under the Paycheck Protection Program. The US Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration announced a rule yesterday that will allow...  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Legislature Approves Budgets, COVID-19 Emergency Funding

JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature early this morning approved the state’s operating and capital budgets for the upcoming 2021 fiscal year, with critical emergency funding for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Full Story >>

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Bert Stedman

Southeast Alaska District R, Republican

Senator Stedman is known for his expertise on energy, taxation, public finance, and state budgeting issues. He served as Co-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from 2007 – 2012. During his initial time as Co-Chair, billions of dollars were deposited into state savings accounts such as the Constitutional Budget Reserve and the Earnings Reserve Account of the Alaska Permanent Fund. Protecting the Permanent Fund for future generations of Alaskans to share the state’s oil wealth is his main priority. In 2019, Senator Stedman was again selected by his fellow legislators to serve as Co-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Stedman also serves on the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee and the Legislative Council Committee.

Senator Stedman is a past and current member of the Energy Council. The Energy Council is an organization of 13 energy-producing states and two Canadian provinces focused on oil and gas issues and policy. Senator Stedman was elected to chair the Energy Council in 2012 for two years. He presently serves on the Executive Committee.

Senator Stedman has served on the National Petroleum Council. He was most recently appointed by Rick Perry, the United States Secretary of Energy in 2018. The National Petroleum Council is a federal committee with a duty to advise, inform, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to oil and gas issues. Members serve without compensation.

Senator Stedman’s experience in financial issues has served the state well and will continue to in the future.

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SB 29 ~ Extension of the Board of Marine Pilots  Bill Text

SB 29 extends the termination date of the Board of Marine Pilots to June 30, 2027

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