Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Special Session Update

Special session is here and the legislature is working to analyze the various options that are being put on the table for a potential Trans-Canada buyout. Trans Canada is our partner in the AKLNG project. This decision making process was put in place in 2014 when the legislature passed SB138.

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Special Session Update and Safe Pet Tips for Halloween

My colleagues in the Legislature and I have been called to the Capitol in Juneau for the third Special Session of the year. The Legislature must authorize certain key decisions that are vital if we are to move forward on the natural gas pipeline in a timely manner.

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Rep. Gara’s Newsletter: State Does Better Without TransCanada in Gasline Project

Sometimes politicians make easy questions look like rocket science. That’s bad, because we don’t have a lot of rocket scientists in the legislature. Last I checked, we had none.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: The Third Special Session

At 11:00 a.m. yesterday, the Alaska State Legislature began the third special session of the 29th Legislature. Some of you will remember that I have spoken on this topic before in my last legislative update, but as of Friday, the call (topics to be considered at the session) was changed.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Lessons for Special Session

The third special session of the 29th Legislature begins today. As we begin carefully considering the AK LNG pipeline project, I am keeping in mind lessons that I learned during my recent visit with 2nd grade students. After all, some of the best lessons are those we learn early on.

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Rep. Kito’s Newsletter: Special session and AMHS

We are getting ready for the third special session this year. This one was partially expected, but there are a couple of additional items related to the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Project (AkLNG) that we will be considering as well. We also have seen the DOT&PF proposal for the summer 2016 Alaska Marine Highway sailing schedule, which has raised many concerns. These topics and more will be covered in this newsletter.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Special Session Starts Saturday: Gas Reserves Tax, TransCanada, and More

Autumn is nearly over and Winter is creeping up on Fairbanks. To tell you the truth, at this point, I’d rather just have snow since we already have the ‘cold’. As you have heard, the Legislature has been called in to a special session regarding progress on the important gasline legislation that passed in 2014 under the last administration. We are scheduled to convene on Saturday morning at 11am. It won’t be easy to leave home for a month on the road, but this was anticipated and lawmakers should get this important work done no matter what the personal inconvenience.

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NEWS: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Ready for the Gasline Special Session

ANCHORAGE – The third Special Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature is scheduled to start Saturday morning with House and Senate floor sessions. Governor Bill Walker has scheduled a briefing for all lawmakers Saturday afternoon to outline the details of the three pieces of legislation that will be under consideration. The members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) are looking forward to the Governor’s detailed briefing but are dismayed by today’s announcement from the Senate President and the Speaker of the House that members of the House Finance and Senate Resources Committee’s will be encouraged to skip the briefing in favor of committee hearings on the same subjects at the same exact time as the Governor’s briefing.

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