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: 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: 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.
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.
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.
Commentary: Budget includes millions for AMHS, ADF&G, cuts oil and gas tax credits
The legislature has moved swiftly to deliver an emergency relief package to Alaskans, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Commentary: Coronavirus relief package has become singular legislative focus
The legislature is mobilizing the state's resources to protect Alaskans from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
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.