Representative

DAN ORTIZ

District 36

FINANCE (Vice-Chair)
An independent voice for Southeast Alaska

District Press

Mariculture Enhancement Bill Moves from Legislature

JUNEAU – Yesterday, the House concurred with Senate changes to mariculture enhancement legislation by Rep. Dan Ortiz, allowing qualified non-profits to pursue enhancement and/or restoration projects involving shellfish species, including red and blue king crab, sea cucumber, abalone, and razor clams.

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Spending Increased State Revenue

Last Friday, I was saddened to hear of the passing of our Congressional Representative Don Young. He served our state memorably for 49 years. Congressman Young’s record of service and advocacy on behalf of all Alaskans in unparalleled. His presence in the U.S. House of Representatives, and here in Alaska, will be greatly missed.

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Legislators Affirm their Support for Alaska Ocean Cluster

JUNEAU – Alaska Ocean Cluster, and their mission to actively promote Alaska’s blue economy, was recognized by the House of Representatives in Speaker Stutes’ HCR 2. The House Concurrent Resolution, which stated the body’s official support for Alaska Ocean Cluster’s “mission, efforts and vision for a vibrant coastal economy in the state,” passed with a vote for 31-3.

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Legislative Update

The Board of Fisheries met last week to discuss the location of their postponed meeting, ultimately deciding to keep the Southeast and Yakutat Finfish and Shellfish meeting in Anchorage in March.

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Legislators Urge Support for Board of Fish Reconsideration

JUNEAU – The Alaska Board of Fisheries announced Monday that it will meet this Thursday, January 27, to reconsider the location for its Southeast and Yakutat Finfish and Shellfish meeting. Southeast legislators are urging the public to take part in the limited public testimony which concludes on Wednesday.

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Back to Juneau!

Yesterday, the Alaska Legislature gaveled into session. I am now in Juneau at the Capitol building, and although I’m a little further away, I still need to hear from District 36 residents!

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Liz Harpold

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Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 465-5269
Liz.Harpold@akleg.gov

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district 36

Independent Alaskan serving the people of Hydaburg, Hyder, Ketchikan, Loring, Metlakatla, Meyers Chuck, Saxman, and Wrangell