NEWS: Guttenberg Endorses Coastal Initiative

Program Gives Local Citizens Voices in Development Decisions

Alaska Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) today endorsed Ballot Measure No. 2, which would re-establish Alaska’s coastal management program. Guttenberg emphasized his support of coastal management in a letter to constituents. He urged Alaskans to join him in voting for Ballot Measure No. 2 in the August 28, 2012 Primary Election.

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Rep. Kerttula’s Juneau News: In Your Mailbox – Electronic Version of the Annual Print Newsletter

Dear friends and neighbors,

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent Juneau; it is an honor and a pleasure serving you and our great community.

2012 was my fourteenth session with the Alaska State House of Representatives and sixth year as House Minority Leader. My seniority and leadership position in the Legislature have allowed me to strengthen and protect Juneau’s interests as I work to help improve our community and our state.

Thank you for taking the time to read my newsletter. I hope you will find it informative and interesting. If you would like to get regular news updates from me, you can also subscribe to my e-newsletter (email me at Rep.Beth.Kerttula@legis.state.ak.us to sign up).

I always enjoy hearing from you, so please stop by the office, call, write or email.

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Rep. Kerttula’s Juneau Newsletter: Cresting the Wave – Protecting and Enjoying Alaska’s Waters

Over the next few newsletters, I’ll recap this past session in greater detail. In this issue, I’ll address water-related issues like ocean acidification, tsunami debris, coastal management and boating safety.

Thank you for reading my newsletter. I appreciate hearing from you, so please stop by the office, call, write or email.

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Beth Kerttula’s Newsletter: Operating Budget Passes House; Coastal Management Update

In this newsletter, I’ll share updates on the state’s operating budget and the Alaska Coastal Management Program. I’m encouraged by some of the good progress that has been made and look forward to even more progress.

Thank you for reading my newsletter. I enjoy hearing from you, so please stop by the office, call, write or email me.

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Rep. Kerttula’s Juneau Newsletter 2011 Special Edition

Dear friends and neighbors,

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent Juneau; it is truly an honor and a pleasure serving you and our beautiful community.

2011 was my thirteenth session with the Alaska State House of Representatives and fifth year as House Minority Leader and I look forward to continuing service in 2012. My seniority and leadership position in the Legislature have allowed me to strengthen and protect Juneau’s interests as I work to help improve our community and our state.

Thank you for taking the time to read my newsletter. I hope you will find it informative and interesting. If you would like to get regular news updates from me, you can also subscribe to my e-newsletter (email me at Rep.Beth.Kerttula@legis.state.ak.us to sign up).

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Rep. Kerttula discusses Coastal Zone Mgmt during public radio’s Native American Calling

This morning, Rep. Beth Kerttula was on Native America Calling on public radio. She discussed Alaska’s need for a strong coastal zone management plan so that Alaskans have a voice in how our coastal resources get developed. You can listen to the program on Native America Calling’s website: http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Legislative Report: Alaska Coastal Zone Management Sunsets; Governor Budget Vetoes Released;

Thank you to everyone that attended our constituent meeting. We heard from many residents on numerous important issues. I apperciate all the feedback and if you weren’t able to make it to the meeting I welcome you to call, write, or visit my office at anytime.

We heard a variety of different issues and concerns from energy projects to air quality. The Govenor had just realeased his vetoes so we were able to have a discussion on what that means for Fairbanks. U.S. Senator Mark Begich called into the meeting to take questions on federal budget action and costal zone management.

Last Wednesday’s meeting was just the first of many we will have. If you live in the Denali Borough we will be headed your way soon.

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Rep. Kerttula’s Juneau Newsletter: Coastal Management Program Ended, Plus: Juneau Fares Well in Budget Vetoes

At the end of an eventful week, there’s bad news and good news. First, the bad news. The special session that started on Monday this week ended with the House failing to pass an extension for the Alaska Coastal Management Program. The good news is that Juneau escaped relatively unscathed in the capital budget vetoes announced by the governor on Wednesday. More about both are discussed below.

Thanks for reading my newsletter. I enjoy hearing from you, so please stop by the office, call, write or email.

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