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Bipartisan bill would provide patients with safe access to treatments

Eighteen members of Congress, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are supporting legislation that they say places reasonable limits on use of step therapy and...

Legislation supports women’s rights to choose

A bipartisan group of four U.S. senators, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, recently reintroduced legislation to protect women’s rights to access both contraception and...

AMHS funds still intact, but millions vetoed for other projects

Speaker of the House Louise Stutes writes: Now that the operating budget has been signed, I wanted to provide you with a brief update on the governor’s vetoes. Last Tuesday, the governor signed the operating budget after penning over $400 million in vetoes. Including those reductions, this year’s budget still represents a $2.7 billion increase over last year.

Legislative Update: Cordova fares well in budget passed by Legislature

"Overall, I am pleased with how Cordova fared in the budget. Aside from healthy Alaska Marine Highway System and Department of Fish and Game budgets, we received $21.8 million for the Cordova airport rescue and firefighting building replacement, $5.9 million for the Prince William Sound Science Center, a $200,000 reappropriation to the center that was previously vetoed, as well as $3 million for Cordova’s south harbor replacement."

Legislative Update: Operating budget now in hands of Senate; other bills under consideration

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I wanted to update you on the operating budget, Board of Fisheries confirmations, as well as other bills under consideration by...
The Cordova Legislative Information Office (Dec. 2, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Public testimony on House operating budget is Friday

Public testimony on the House Operating Budget is this Friday, March 4, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the House Finance Committee. The Cordova Legislative Information Office (LIO) will be open for public testimony during that time.

Legislative Update: Our fiscal reality remains fundamentally unchanged

Rep. Louise Stutes: With an influx of billions of federal dollars and the price of oil at over $80 per barrel, the next few legislative sessions represent a generational opportunity for Alaska.

Legislative Update: Alaska needs a fiscal solution to remain vibrant

Rep. Louise Stutes will attend Board of Fisheries meetings in Cordova next month.

Legislative Update: Work on budget is nowhere near complete

Alaskans deserve a consistent PFD, but any solution must also balance the diverse needs of the state's communities, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Captain Brett Merrill commands the M/V Aurora during its final 2019 run out of Cordova. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Legislative Update: Weighing ferry service against the PFD

Rep. Louise Stutes delivers an update on legislative efforts to revitalize the Alaska Marine Highway System.