NEWS: House Resources Schedules Hearing on Alaska LNG Project

Anchorage – The House Resources Committee Co-Chairs, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), have noticed a committee hearing on December 4th at 6 p.m. to get an update from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation on the Alaska LNG project.

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NEWS: Speaker Edgmon Celebrates Forward Progress on the AK LNG Project

Juneau – Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) issued the following statement in response to tonight’s announcement that the State of Alaska has entered into a joint development agreement for the long-awaited Alaska LNG Project. The agreement was signed by representatives from the State of Alaska, the Alaska Gaseline Development Corporation (AGDC), the Bank of China, the China Investment Corporation, and the oil and gas company Sinopec.

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NEWS: Chairs Announce Working Group Members, Formation of Advisory Group

Anchorage – The co-chairs of the legislative working group created by House Bill 111, Sen. Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage) and Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), announced today the working group’s membership, along with the formation of an advisory group.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Public Testimony TODAY on Oil and Gas Tax Credits

Today is your opportunity to offer public testimony on the oil and gas tax credit reforms proposed by Governor Walker in House Bill 247. There are a lot of issues with the current tax credits we pay to the oil and gas industry, many of which I touched on in a commentary that Rep. Les Gara and I published in Alaska Dispatch this week: Alaska can’t afford the oil industry’s sweetheart deal.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Interior Fire Chiefs, Fox Spring & Oil/Gas Credits

As session progresses and the legislature starts to examine the Governor’s proposed New Sustainable Alaska Plan, I am meeting with individuals and organizations from across the state to chat about what’s important. With so many proposed cuts, it’s imperative that we take the time to consider the role of government in Alaska in order to prevent a recession. Simply cutting our way out of the budget deficit is unrealistic and would harm the economy.

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Rep. Kito’s Newsletter: Medicaid & an Alaska Gasline

Dear Neighbors,

Happy Spring Equinox! In this week’s newsletter, we will touch on Medicaid, an Alaska Natural Gas pipeline, and finish up with a couple of shout outs and reminders. A very big thank you to everyone who has called, emailed, wrote, and visited the office this session – it’s great to hear from you.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Update on Anchorage Caucus, Legalized Marijuana, and Gas Line Projects

A quick reminder for the Anchorage Caucus this weekend from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Assembly Chambers at Loussac Library. With massive budget cuts this year and the Republicans blocking Medicaid expansion we really need to hear from the public about priorities.

Also, please mark your calendar for our mid-session Constituent Meeting coming up Saturday, March 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club. We’ll have drinks and snacks! This constituent event is a great chance to touch base with Senator Ellis and myself to ask questions, share important issues, etc. We’d love to see you there!

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Pad Thai and Politics this Sunday; House Votes to Expand Creamer’s Field; Interior Gas Bill Advances

I’m coming back home to Fairbanks this weekend and I want to see you, hear your ideas, and answer your questions about the legislative session. Sunday (March 1) I will be hosting Pad Thai and Politics at Lemongrass Thai Cuisine at Chena Pump Plaza (388 Old Chena Pump Road) from 1 pm to 3 pm. I’ll be providing Thai food, and I hope you will bring your ideas and questions- and your appetite!

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