March 1, 2011

The Coalition working for you

Newsletter from Rep. Lindsey Holmes: Please Join Me at the West Anchorage Constituent Pizza Party; YEP is Hiring;

Senator Hollis French, Representative Mike Doogan and I will be hosting our Annual Pizza Party for West Anchorage* residents on Saturday, March 12, from 1:00-3:00 PM at Romig Middle School, 2500 Minnesota Drive. There will be pizza, refreshments and entertainment for the kids. Bring the whole family! All three of us will be there to find out what is on your mind. This is a great chance to chat in an informal and fun setting. Come join us for some pizza and make sure we head into the last month of this year’s legislative session with a good understanding of your priorities. I really hope I see you there.

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Berta’s Briefings from Rep. Gardner: Reflections on my Kensington Mine Visit

One of the things I enjoy very much about being a legislator is the opportunity it gives me to go out and see firsthand what’s going on around our beautiful state. Last week several of us visited the Kensington Gold Mine located near Juneau. We set out early in the morning driving toward the end of the road; then taking a boat through the clear water of the Lynn Canal to the mining site.

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Budget Alert, More Questions than Answers, Defending Pre-K, Advice Time for the Budget

The House Resources Committee passed Governor Parnell’s bill to give away around $2 billion of Alaska’s oil wealth each year back to big oil. I was disappointed by the Committee’s action to move the bill despite many unanswered questions. We have not heard any real evidence; the only thing the committee has heard was “anecdotal evidence”, “industry input” and “personal opinions” from administration.

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Governor’s Oil Tax Giveaway Moves Despite Many Unanswered Questions

JUNEAU – Last night, the House Resources Committee passed Governor Parnell’s bill to give away around $2 billion of Alaska’s oil wealth each year despite many unanswered questions by committee members. The committee’s expedited timeline for moving the bill left only one day to hear the details of the actual bill language and two days for proposing and discussing amendments.

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Alaska Democrats Push Federal Bureaucrats to Allow NPR-A Oil Development

JUNEAU – Today, fourteen Democratic members of the Alaska Legislature called on the Obama Administration to resolve permit issues that are delaying ConocoPhillips’ efforts to develop a new oil field in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPR-A). Last year, the Army Corps of Engineers rejected Conoco’s permit application to build a bridge across the Coleville River that the company needs to access the new field just west of its Alpine oil field, the third largest in Alaska.

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