Cathy Giessel

Representing Northeast Anchorage, Anchorage Hillside, Indian, Bird, Girdwood & Portage

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Statement from Sen. Giessel on Alaska Reads Act

JUNEAU – Senate President Cathy Giessel today released the following statement on the Alaska Reads Act, a new statewide early education and K-3 reading program by Governor Mike Dunleavy and Senator Tom Begich.  Full Story >>

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Senators Applaud TAPS 18 Billionth Barrel

Alaska Senators congratulated Alyeska Pipeline Service Company today for transporting the eighteen billionth barrel of Alaska North Slope crude oil safely through the Trans Alaska Pipeline System to Valdez.  Full Story >>

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Statement from Senate President Giessel on BP Sale to Hilcorp

ANCHORAGE – BP today announced that it has agreed to sell its entire business in Alaska to Hilcorp Alaska.  Full Story >>

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Governor’s Call Amended to Include Capital Budget

Today, Governor Mike Dunleavy amended his call for the Second Special Session to include the unfinished capital budget appropriations bill and to change the session location from Wasilla to Juneau.  Full Story >>

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Legislative Leaders Act With a Sense of Urgency as Veto Overrides Fail

This week, the clock ran out on the Alaska Legislature's constitutional opportunity to reject Gov. Mike Dunleavy's $444 million in budget vetoes through an override vote supported by three quarters of lawmakers.  Full Story >>

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Striking a Balance for Alaska's Future

Last week, Alaskans across our state were shocked to learn the scale and depth of budget cuts proposed by the governor’s administration.  Full Story >>

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Statement from Alaska Senate President on Governor’s Vetoes

ANCHORAGE – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, today released the following statement on Governor Mike Dunleavy’s announced vetoes to the state’s operating budget.  Full Story >>

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Resource development is good for Alaskans' health

To my surprise, an article published last May in the Journal of the American Medical Association caught my eye and put new and brighter light on what resource development means for Alaskans.  Full Story >>

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Thinking Twice about LNG

With dividends at stake, it is easy to become desperate, and seek action we would never rationally choose to do  Full Story >>

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Democrats loved credits, until they didn't

This is the law the Democrats fought to bring back in 2014 and the one they pine for to this day.  Full Story >>

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Cathy Giessel

District N, Republican

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Alaska State Senate: 2011-present

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SB 44 ~ Telehealth: Physician Assistant; Drugs  Bill Text

Senate Bill 44 allows physician assistants the authority to practice using telehealth to serve their patients, just as do physicians.


SB 36 ~ Extend the Board of Nursing  Bill Text

In accordance with AS 08.03.010(c)(14,) the Board of Nursing is scheduled to terminate June 30, 2019. Senate Bill 36 extends the board’s termination date six years to June 30, 2025.


SB 37 ~ Renewal of the Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program  Bill Text

Senate Bill 37 reauthorizes the statewide immunization program in the Department of Health and Social Services, which is scheduled for repeal January 1, 2021.


SB 68 ~ Registered Dental Hygienist in Advanced Practice  Bill Text

Oral health plays a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of Alaskans Dental diseases and disease incidence disproportionately affect our state’s most vulnerable populations...


SB 47 ~ Physical/Occupational Therapy Board/Practice  Bill Text

Senate Bill 47 amends the governing statutes for physical therapists and occupational therapists practicing in Alaska Its amendments are technical in nature and are designed to bring Alaska statutes in line with...



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