March 18, 2011

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Rep. Petersen’s Report from the Capitol: Working for Lower Gasoline Prices; Turning Garbage into Energy; Anchorage Caucus Meetings; and House Finance Taking Testimony on Oil Tax Bill

Gasoline prices are back in the national news, but in Alaska high gas prices have been an issue that hasn’t gone away. Since 2008 Alaskan gas prices have consistently been the highest in the nation, excluding state taxes, even though we produce more oil per capita than any other state. It didn’t use to be this way, as early as March 2007 Anchorage actually had the lowest gas prices of any city in the country.

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Berta’s Briefings from Rep. Gardner: Taking Charge of our Coastal Destiny

Consider the following:

Alaska has a longer coastline than all other U.S. States combined. Two of our largest industries, oil and fishing, are centered near our coastal areas. In many ways, Alaska’s future is closely tied to the rights we hold to coastal resources– as well as to the responsibilities we accept to manage these resources wisely.

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[BILL] HB93: School Gardens

House Bill 93 creates a grant program for non-profits who operate school gardens at public schools and have raised operation funding in their communities. It would allow the state to provide an additional ½ of one percent of state aide to a school for the purposes of supporting a non-profit run school garden, farm or greenhouse.

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Rep. Mike Doogan in Juneau: SPECIAL $10,000,000,000 EDITION

Is that Sean Parnell or Daddy Warbucks?

The powerful House Finance Committee, of which I am a weak and insignificant member, is almost through its first week of wrestling with House Bill 110, Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to give $10 billion to the oil industry because – well, because he wants to.

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