Tag: Stutes

Legislative Update: Legislature funds one-time boosts in education funding, $10M for...

By Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak I just returned from a weekend in Cordova attending a two-day Innovate Cordova conference.  It’s exciting as well as inspirational what...

April Legislative Update: The Operating Budget House Bill (HB) 268

By Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak The Legislature has been focused on the Governor’s proposed budget. Last week, the House Finance Committee considered 100 amendments to...

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.

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 Council authorized to defending education funding

Legislators are bracing to defend a law that provides K-12 education funding for the upcoming fiscal year.

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.

Ferry service, education and raw fish tax funds at stake

As we approach day 120 of session, I wanted to update you on the status of the budget, crime and the Permanent Fund Dividend.

Johnstone fails in bid for fisheries board

State legislators have rejected the nomination of controversial Board of Fisheries nominee Karl Johnstone in a heated floor session of both houses, by a...

Town hall, athletic awards night and clothing drive for kids

Town hall Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes, both R-Kodiak, are hosting a town hall from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12,...
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