John Coghill

Representing Fairbanks & North Pole

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Bill Improving Alaska Railbelt Electric Services Signed into Law

JUNEAU – Today, a bill to create a framework for utilities, independent power producers, and consumer groups to work together on enforceable standards to improve Railbelt electric reliability and cybersecurity was signed into law by Governor Mike Dunleavy....  Full Story >>

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Legislature Extends Emergency Declaration, Provides Economic Relief

JUNEAU – In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Alaska Legislature early this morning passed a bill extending Governor Mike Dunleavy’s public health disaster emergency declaration to November and providing economic relief to Alaskans....  Full Story >>

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Sen. Coghill Requests Additional Aid to Improve Fairbanks Air Quality

JUNEAU – Senator John Coghill, R-North Pole, today sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, requesting additional financial assistance through the Targeted Airshed Grant Program to help the Fairbanks North Star Borough improve air quality....  Full Story >>

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Alaska Senate Supports Creation of Arctic Security Studies Center

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate today unanimously passed a resolution supporting the creation of the first Arctic Department of Defense Regional Center for Security Studies.  Full Story >>

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Sen. Coghill Supports Alaska Railroad Property Sale

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Is the PFD a Constitutional Right?

Should the dividend be enshrined in the constitution? Not in my view. Should we elevate the right to a cash payment from our sovereign wealth to the same level as freedom of speech or the right to keep and bear arms? I think that would be a huge mistake.  Full Story >>

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Criminal Justice Reform Unfairly Attacked

The bill reduces spending on things that the research shows don’t reduce crime, and reinvests $85 million of those savings over the next six years into things that are proven to reduce crime.  Full Story >>

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Alaska crime bill debate reveals values...

Sometimes the Legislature works. That’s what’s happening in the tough, detailed debate on a bill that would transform the criminal justice system.  Full Story >>

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John Coghill

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I am a third-generation Alaskan. I was born in Fairbanks and raised in Nenana. During my first semester at UAF, I received my draft notice and enlisted in the Air Force. After I served five years in the Air Force, I went back home and worked with Dad at Nenana Fuel Co. After I met my wife Luann, we married and moved to Fairbanks. Together, we built our log cabin and raised our children. We are both very active in our faith. Through our church, I have served in jail ministries, worked as a biblical family counselor, taught adult classes to strengthen families, and served as the Pastor’s Administrative Assistant. I am a Constitutionalist and a Conservative Republican.


Juneau: 907.465.3719
Fairbanks: 907.451.2157

State Capitol Room 103
Juneau, AK 99801

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SB 193 ~ Liability of an Electric Utility  Bill Text

Senate Bill 193 makes clear in statute that a utility offering electrical service to the public may not be held liable for property damage, death, or personal injury resulting from contact between vegetation and the...


SB 218 ~ Road Service Areas  Bill Text

Senate Bill 218 provides second class boroughs with the ability to consolidate two or more road service areas (RSAs) if the boards representing those RSAs request consolidation and no new parcels are added to the single...


SB 223 ~ Children of Active Duty Military Members  Bill Text

This bill adds a provision to AS 47 17 030, Action on reports; termination of parental rights, which requires the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) to notify a designated authority at a duty station of an active...


SB 191 ~ Trusts  Bill Text

Senate Bill 191 sets out to clarify existing language within Alaska statutes regarding trust legislation and add a new opportunity to investors to take advantage of historically high estate and gift tax...


SB 95 ~ Whittier Land Sale  Bill Text

In late March of this year the ARR, City of Whittier and Whittier Manor Condominium Association entered into a purchase agreement SB 95 gives the ARR the nod to sell the property as required by AS 42 40 285...


SB 87 ~ Taking of Big Game by Non-residents  Bill Text

The bill does not rescind the Board of Game’s authority to make wildlife allocation decisions, but it does require the Board of Game, through a permit system, to limit the harvest of big game by nonresidents...


SB 54 ~ Alaska Railroad Land Sale Correction  Bill Text

This bill authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corporation to sell the 18.072 acres of rail land located in the Alaska Railroad Healy Reserve near Otto Lake.


SB 4 ~ Naming the Scott Johnson Memorial Bridge  Bill Text

SB 4 will rename the Tok River bridge to the “Scott Johnson Memorial Bridge”. The name change honors Scott Johnson who died in the line of duty on May 1, 2014.


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