Dear Friends and Neighbors,As last Friday, the deadline for overriding the governor’s vetoes, has come and gone, I wanted to provide...
"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.
The state administration has utterly failed to grasp the significance of ferry service to rural Alaskans, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
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.
Increasing the operating budget of the Alaska Marine Highway System is a top priority, writes Rep. Louise Stutes.
Residents are invited to testify on the issue of ferry service at the Cordova Legislative Information Office from 7-8 p.m this evening.
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.
The Alaska Legislature has recently approved packages of COVID-19 relief funding and unemployment insurance benefits.
As the season is either underway or close at hand for many of you, I wanted to provide a short update about where we are with the 2016 pink salmon disaster relief funding.
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.