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: 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.
Aboard the M/V Aurora. (Sept. 19, 2019)

Legislative Update: $18.7M back in ferry budget process

Residents are invited to testify on the issue of ferry service at the Cordova Legislative Information Office from 7-8 p.m this evening.

COVID-19, oil prices put Alaska in uncharted waters

These truly are unprecedented times. The impacts of COVID-19 on Alaska’s health and economy are far reaching and uncertainty seems to be the only constant. Further, we find ourselves in uncharted territory as the price of oil hovers around $10 per barrel.
The Alaska State Capitol Building. (Aug. 31, 2010) Photo courtesy of Jay Galvin/Wikimedia Commons

Legislative Update: LB&A approves $125 M in federal relief funding

The Alaska Legislature has recently approved packages of COVID-19 relief funding and unemployment insurance benefits.

Legislature reconvenes on Monday, May 18

Rep. Louise Stutes: A lawsuit was filed against the state on Wednesday seeking an injunction on the CARES funding approved by the LB&A committee. The lawsuit, filed by a Juneau resident, asserts that the appropriations are invalid as they were not voted on by the full Legislature. A judge has been assigned to the case, but no action has been taken thus far.
Photo courtesy of David Mark/Pixabay

Legislative Update: Apply now for seafood relief program, and look to CARES relief coming

There is newly available federal funding for fishermen negatively impacted by retaliatory tariffs the past few years. STRP, previously in place for lobstermen, was expanded on Sept. 14 to include Dungeness, king, snow and Tanner crab, as well as geoducks, herring, pacific cod, pollock, black cod, salmon, squid and tuna.
The M/V Aurora departs the Cordova Ferry Terminal. (July 21, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Legislative Update: Bipartisan coalition needed to protect coastal communities

Implementing meaningful ferry system reform is one of the top priorities for this legislative session, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.

Legislative Update: Cordova’s fishery, ferry priorities will stay at forefront

As Speaker of the House, Rep. Louise Stutes will continue to advocate on issues affecting Cordova, she writes.

Legislative Update: Fisheries Committee is hard at work

The House Fisheries Committee is considering bills to support Alaska's commercial fishermen and to manage invasive species, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
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