Reminder: Operating Budget Public Testimony today at 5 pm & Anchorage Caucus

Things are moving quickly down here. The House Finance Committee is taking public testimony on the operating budget – education funding, Medicaid, public safety, corrections, substance abuse treatment, prevention, ferries, public radio, agriculture, Pioneer Homes, and API are just some of the items Alaskans have spoken out in favor of –

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Constituent Meeting Saturday February 8 3-5pm

I hope you can join me and Senator Begich tomorrow, Saturday, February 8, from 3-5pm at the Airport Heights Elementary School (1510 Alder Drive) for a Legislative Update. We’ll be there to share insights on what is happening in Juneau and to hear your thoughts and concerns.

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BP-Hilcorp Sale & A Very Busy Fall – Part 1 of 3

Things have picked up in the public and among the press regarding the BP sale to Hilcorp. As Co- Chair of Resources Committee I have been studying this closely over the last couple of months since the announcement was made public on August 27th. Initially, I think some Alaskans, if they were around in 1990 for the BP-ARCO merger had an expectation of a robust public process. However, as I learned, that public process was in part because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) identified anti-competitiveness issues that prompted what’s called a consent agreement and that process requires public…

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