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Rep. Jason Grenn

Rep. Grenn’s June 30th Newsletter: Operating Budget, 4th of July Events, Hunting & Fishing Season

As you likely know, the House passed the FY18 budget late last week. The highlights included fully-funding education, just $8-million in cuts to University of Alaska, restoring Pre-K funding and a larger PFD than the Senate proposed, while still cutting the budget by close to $100 million from last year. These and other compromises happened to avert shutdown of our state government.

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Rep. Louise Stutes

Rep. Stutes’ April 14th Newsletter

First off, I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Secondly, the agenda for this e-news is: an update on fisheries bills, followed by some Kodiak and Yakutat student artwork, and finally an update on budget issues.

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Rep. Louise Stutes

NEWS: Representative Louise Stutes Introduces Bill to Modernize Alaska’s Fish Habitat Protection and Permitting Law

Juneau – On Monday, Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) introduced House Bill 199, the “Wild Salmon Legacy Act.” The bill updates Alaska’s fish habitat protection and permitting law to create a balanced and efficient permitting system that protects Alaska’s wild salmon runs, promotes responsible development, and gives Alaskans a greater voice in major permitting decisions that impact wild salmon streams.

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: Rep. Gara Wants Fairness for Kenai River Dipnetters

Juneau – For the past three years, Alaskans who rely on dipnetting sockeye salmon from the Kenai River have been blocked from fishing after July 31st, which denies them a fair chance at catching their limit of fish. The sockeye salmon runs have been arriving later in the season, which results in a substantial part of the Kenai River run entering the river after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the dipnet fishery. At the same time, commercial fishermen have been allowed to take advantage of continued strong returns well into August.

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: Lawmakers Write to Oppose Dredging of Prized Salmon Stream

JUNEAU—Today, Representatives Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) called on the State to prevent the destruction of wild salmon spawning and rearing waters on the prized Chuitna River near Tyonek. The Canadian company PacRim Coal proposes to dredge and dewater an 11 mile stretch of the Middle Fork of the Chuitna River. PacRim Coal plans to sell the coal from the Chuitna River streambed to China.

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Juneau AK, 99801