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GAPP salutes tireless efforts of Don Young

Among the dozens of tributes pouring in this past week for Rep. Don Young, who passed away a tireless advocate for a flight home to Alaska, was one from the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers, calling him tireless advocate for all Alaska seafood.

Alaska Legislature stands with Ukraine

Alaska legislators are taking a strong stand in demanding Russia immediately cease all hostilities against Ukraine and urging that at a national level the...

Rep. Don Young, longtime Alaska congressman, dies at 88

JUNEAU — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died. He was 88. "It's with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the Dean of the House and revered champion for Alaska, passed away today while traveling home to Alaska to be with the state and people that he loved. His beloved wife Anne was by his side," said the statement from Young's congressional office.

Capitol Report: Alaska House debates budget bill

Hello again from Juneau. The legislative session is approaching the two-month mark and we are seeing many bills progressing through committees in both bodies, the most important being the 2023 Fiscal Year budget bill (House Bill-281).

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.

USACE urged to improve partnership with tribal communities

Two members of Congress serving on House committees dealing with water resources are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve its relationship with tribal communities as they work to resolve local water resources issues.

House speaker questions ferry system’s hiring expectations

State Transportation Department officials last week told legislators the ferry system needed to quickly hire at least 166 new crew in order to meet minimum staffing levels for this summer’s schedule starting in May.

Cordova LIO hours change

The Cordova Legislative Information Office is changing its hours to part-time.

Battle continues in special session over state budget

Last Wednesday, the Legislature adjourned this year’s regular session and the next day a special session began in Juneau on the budget, crime and education funding.

Capitol Report: Special session update

As you may know, the governor has called the Legislature into special session to finish work on the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, finalize the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), and pass a criminal justice reform bill (HB-49).
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