Rep. Louise Stutes
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.
"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."
Dear Friends and Neighbors,I wanted to update you on the operating budget, Board of Fisheries confirmations, as well...
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.
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.
Rep. Louise Stutes will attend Board of Fisheries meetings in Cordova next month.
Alaskans deserve a consistent PFD, but any solution must also balance the diverse needs of the state's communities, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Rep. Louise Stutes delivers an update on legislative efforts to revitalize the Alaska Marine Highway System.
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.
The House Fisheries Committee is considering bills to support Alaska's commercial fishermen and to manage invasive species, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.