Rep. Stutes’ May 5th Newsletter: Marine Transportation Alert: Tustumena return to Service Delayed!

I regret to announce that the M/V Tustumena, which was originally scheduled to be out of the Vigor Shipyard in Ketchikan and back into service on May 27th, has had its return to service delayed until July 18th. The delay is due to the discovery and necessary repair of additional extensive steel wastage in the engine room.

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Speaker Edgmon’s Mar. 10th Newsletter: Operating Budget Progressing toward Full Vote of House

The Finance Committee adopted its amended versions of the FY18 Operating and Mental Health Budgets this morning. The FY18 Operating Budget reduces agency spending by $61 million compared to FY17 spending. The bills likely will be debated on the House floor for passage early next week.

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NEWS: Rep. Ortiz Will Attend Southeast Conference Annual Meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia

ANCHORAGE – Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) will be attending the Southeast Conference Annual Meeting next week in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The meeting will feature researchers, business owners, and political leaders from across Southeast Alaska and Western Canada. 

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Rep. Kerttula’s Juneau Newsletter: SLAM Groundwork Begins

This week, I was honored to join the rest of the Juneau Legislative Delegation and other members of the Juneau community in celebrating the “soft” groundbreaking on the State Libraries, Archives and Museum (SLAM) project adjacent to the current State Museum. Though the project has not yet been completely funded, enough design work has been done to start some groundwork to get the project underway. In this newsletter, I’ll share with you some thoughts about SLAM and some photos from the ceremony.

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