Rep. Louise Stutes

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Louise Stutes is the Alaska state House representative for District 32, proudly Serving Kodiak, Cordova, Yakutat and Seldovia. She can be reached at Rep.Louise.Stutes@akleg.gov or 907-465-3271.
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.

Legislative Update: Participate April 10 in public hearing on Board of Fisheries

Rep. Louise Stutes urges the public to participate in a Saturday, April 10 hearing regarding Gov. Mike Dunleavy's appointees to the Board of Fisheries.

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.

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.
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.
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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.
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New information offered on CARES funding

Rep. Louise Stutes delivers updated details on funding provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

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.
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.

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.

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