The Petersen Report: Annual Legislative Survey Online; Committees Hear Petersen Bills to Protect Consumers and Honor Hmong Veterans

Thank you to everyone who came to the neighborhood meeting Saturday morning. Senator Wielechowski and I enjoyed hearing everyone’s thoughts, ideas, and questions. I am planning to hold another neighborhood meeting in March, and I will be sending out the details in the next couple of weeks. And as always, please call or email me anytime. If you haven’t had a chance to take our annual legislative survey, you can go here and take it online.

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Rep. Bob Miller’s Newsletter: I am coming to town! Energy, energy, energy; Firewood Workshop; HB16;

Hello again from Juneau. We are well into the legislative session and there’s a lot of work to be done down here to create more opportunities for Alaskans. The first couple committee hearings were mostly overviews from appropriate experts and leaders, but the real action is starting to heat up. Please read below for more details.

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“Say No To Frankenfish” Legislation on the Move

Today, the House Fisheries Committee moved a resolution urging the federal government not to approve the sale of genetically modified salmon, often referred to in Alaska as “Frankenfish.” Sponsors of the legislation ( HJR 8 ) were pleased the committee saw it fit to allow the resolution to continue on the path to final passage. Afterward, they reiterated the importance of maintaining the purity of Alaska’s wild fish stocks.

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