Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Upcoming Event

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

I hope you are all doing well on this chilly Friday afternoon. The forecast is calling for a cold weekend, but don’t let that keep you at home! This weekend there are many great activities going on in the Anchorage area. You can see a list of more activities here, but I wanted to bring your attention to one event happening right in the heart of the district.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: End of the Third Special Session

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Yesterday the House voted on and passed SB3001, the buyout of TransCanada, by a vote of 39-0. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature. The third special session lasted 12 days and featured numerous presentations from the Governor’s cabinet, industry representatives, and state experts. In the end, both the House and the Senate agreed to the Governor’s request for $160 million to increase Alaska’s ownership of the AKLNG project.

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NEWS: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Supports Legislation to Remove Unneeded Partner from AKLNG Natural Gas Pipeline Project

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives joined the Alaska Senate in approving legislation funding the buyout of TransCanada from the long-awaited AKLNG natural gas pipeline project. Removing TransCanada from the AKLNG partnership increases the state of Alaska’s total ownership share in the pipeline and associated infrastructure up to twenty-five percent.

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