NEWS: Alaska House Wants to Keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center Open

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives has passed a resolution urging the University of Alaska to keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center open to support Alaska’s vital seafood industry. House Concurrent Resolution 8 was put forward by the House Special Committee on Fisheries, chaired by Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak).

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NEWS: Resolution Urges Governor Parnell to Accept Federal Medicaid Expansion Dollars

Expanding Medicaid coverage would create jobs, boost economy, and protect Alaskans

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced a resolution encouraging Governor Parnell to accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars for the benefit it will have to the state economy and to thousands of Alaskans.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Legislative Report: Operating Budget Passes the House; Earthquake Planning;

This week I wanted to send out a quick update on the Operating Budget that passed the House this week. The Operating Budget will now be passed to the Senate for their amendments.

In reaction to the devastating events in Japan we are all sending our thoughts and wishes to those across the ocean. Please check out the section on what do to in an earthquake.

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House Passes Resolution Urging TSA to End Invasive Procedures

New procedures go too far, sacrifice dignity

JUNEAU – Today, The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution (HCR8) by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) urging the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to end its recently implemented invasive pat-down procedures and immediately revert to its prior, less invasive, protocol. Representative Sharon Cissna (D-Anchorage), who recently earned national attention for refusing to participate in a TSA pat-down, co-authored the resolution.

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