Rep. Louise Stutes
Legislative Update: Alaska Municipal League offers solid support for AMHS
Increasing the operating budget of the Alaska Marine Highway System is a top priority, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Legislative Update: Dunleavy budget flat funds state services
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has made no major cuts to the state budget for the coming fiscal year. This is clear evidence that public outcry against Dunleavy's policies has had an effect, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Legislative Update: Ferry service is not simply a ‘convenience’
The state administration has utterly failed to grasp the significance of ferry service to rural Alaskans, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
That $5M veto was funding of your ferry service
"Along with all of you, I was extremely disappointed that Governor Dunleavy chose to veto the additional $5 million I had secured for the Alaska Marine Highway System," writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Legislative Update: Amended budget is just a start for ferry service
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Now that we have reached the end of this special session and the Legislature has finished its work,...
Stutes: Your voices are having an effect
Dear Friends and Neighbors,As last Friday, the deadline for overriding the governor’s vetoes, has come and gone, I wanted to provide...
Dunleavy’s line item vetoes will hit Cordova hard
Dear Friends and Neighbors,Now that Governor Dunleavy has revealed his $424.4 million in line-item vetoes, I wanted to circle...
Special session convenes on July 8
Dear Friends and Neighbors, There have been some developments regarding the upcoming special session, and I wanted to be sure...
Operating budget is largest single-year cut in Alaska history
Dear Friends and Neighbors,Now that the first special session is in the books, I wanted to update you on...
Pink salmon disaster relief grant delayed to July 1
As I write this, it is Wednesday morning, June 5. It was anticipated that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) might release grant funding to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) for distribution by this past Saturday.