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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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: Democratic Lawmakers Call on the Alaska Aerospace Corporation to Return Unused State Money

Juneau – Today, Representatives Les Gara (D-Anchorage), David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), and Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) issued a call for the state run Alaska Aerospace Corporation to return most of the remaining funds left unspent from the roughly $98 million in state general funds appropriated since 2009.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Legislature Week One: Hard Work Ahead; Waterlogged Clothes All Week.

The Legislative Session started Tuesday. As far as I can tell, I have two major jobs right now. They are to:

1. Work hard to put you, your families, and neighbors first;
2. Figure out how to walk five blocks in horizontal Juneau rain without collecting three pounds of rainwater on my clothes. It’s not a good look.

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