Rep. Louise Stutes

Rep. Louise Stutes
Louise Stutes is the Alaska state House representative for District 32, proudly Serving Kodiak, Cordova, Yakutat and Seldovia. She can be reached at [email protected] or 907-465-3271.
A lifebuoy aboard the M/V Aurora. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Legislative Update: Alaska Municipal League offers solid support for AMHS

Increasing the operating budget of the Alaska Marine Highway System is a top priority, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Brian Wildrick, owner of Harborside Pizza, addresses the Alaska Department of Transportation in a teleconference. The meeting, held Monday, July 29, heard feedback on a proposed ferry schedule including a seven-month service gap to Prince William Sound.

Legislative Update: Dunleavy budget flat funds state services

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has made no major cuts to the state budget for the coming fiscal year. This is clear evidence that public outcry against Dunleavy's policies has had an effect, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
A lifebuoy aboard the M/V Aurora. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Legislative Update: Ferry service is not simply a ‘convenience’

The state administration has utterly failed to grasp the significance of ferry service to rural Alaskans, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.

That $5M veto was funding of your ferry service

"Along with all of you, I was extremely disappointed that Governor Dunleavy chose to veto the additional $5 million I had secured for the Alaska Marine Highway System," writes Rep. Louise Stutes.

Legislative Update: Amended budget is just a start for ferry service

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Now that we have reached the end of this special session and the Legislature has finished its work, I wanted to keep you informed...

Stutes: Your voices are having an effect

Dear Friends and Neighbors,As last Friday, the deadline for overriding the governor’s vetoes, has come and gone, I wanted to provide an update regarding what transpired and...

Dunleavy’s line item vetoes will hit Cordova hard

Dear Friends and Neighbors,Now that Governor Dunleavy has revealed his $424.4 million in line-item vetoes, I wanted to circle back to discuss what they were,...

Special session convenes on July 8

Dear Friends and Neighbors, There have been some developments regarding the upcoming special session, and I wanted to be sure to keep you all in the loop.As...

Operating budget is largest single-year cut in Alaska history

Dear Friends and Neighbors,Now that the first special session is in the books, I wanted to update you on some of what happened in the...

Pink salmon disaster relief grant delayed to July 1

As I write this, it is Wednesday morning, June 5. It was anticipated that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) might release grant funding to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) for distribution by this past Saturday.
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