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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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: The Third Special Session

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

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. Josephson’s Newsletter: U-Med Road & the Special Session

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

It’s that time of year again! PFD’s have been deposited into Alaskan bank accounts; snow is starting to gather on the mountain, and the hum of studs on the road can be heard all through the town. As we get ready to transition into winter again I wanted to bring your attention to two important upcoming events. The first is a Municipal Planning and Zoning meeting on the proposed U-Med Road, while the other is about the Governor’s recent announcement that he would be calling the legislature into another special session.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: AKLNG & Upcoming Open House

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

These past two weeks since my last e-blast has seen a lot of activity. More than one would expect during an interim. With a rumor of a special session right around the corner to address AKLNG contracts there are a lot of questions that the legislature wants answers to and yesterday the Joint Senate and House Resources Committee receivedsome answers.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Around the District & Anchorage Update

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

I hope you are enjoying the last weeks of summer and have found time to explore our wonderful mountains, rivers, beaches, and trails. Good luck to all of the students returning to school! I have been walking around the district lately talking to constituents and “taking the temperature” of the district. If there is something on your mind and you want to talk before I make it to your neighborhood please feel free to reach out to me!

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Conferences & the Ambler Mining District Road

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Over the past couple of weeks I have been in and out of the state attending conferences in the Seattle area. These conferences allow like-minded policy makers (and also those from opposing positions) to gather to discuss issues, strategies, and network with each other. I tried to organize my conference schedules so that they would all take place around the same time. This way I could spend more of my time here in Alaska.

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