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Senator Cathy Giessel

Statement from Senate President Giessel on Recess of 31st Legislature

JUNEAU – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, early this morning released the following statement on the 31st Alaska Legislature’s...  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...  Full Story >>

Senator John Coghill

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...  Full Story >>

Senator Click Bishop

Legislature Reforms Alaska’s Mining Policies

JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature today passed a bill reforming the state’s mining policies.  Full Story >>

Senator Cathy Giessel

Legislature Expands Alaska Mental Health Services

JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature today passed a bill expanding mental health services in Alaska.  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Senate Passes State Operating Budget with COVID-19 Response Funding

JUNEAU – The Alaska Senate today passed a bill funding state government for the upcoming 2021 fiscal year, a partial capital budget, and emergency funding to respond to the coronavirus...  Full Story >>

Senate Majority Press Press

Legislative Leaders to Alaskans: Help is on the way

JUNEAU – Today, Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, Senator Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Natasha von Imhof,...  Full Story >>

Senator Josh Revak

Alaska Senate Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

JUNEAU – Today, exactly 107 years after the First Territorial Alaska Senate passed a bill granting Alaskan women the right to vote, the Thirty-First Alaska Senate unanimously approved...  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Legislature Provides Relief Funding for Coronavirus Impacts

Bill also pays for last year’s firefighting and healthcare costs  Full Story >>

Senator Bert Stedman

Public Testimony Notice: Alaska Operating and Capital Budgets

JUNEAU – This week, the Alaska Senate Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on the operating and capital budgets beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday....  Full Story >>

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