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Rep. Andrew Josephson

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Gasline Talks: Part 1

As expected, the Governor’s new gas line proposal has dominated much of the discussion this session. Although the deal is far from complete, and may not ultimately be the best path forward, developing our natural gas reserves is critical to the future of our state. (Put simply, we’re running out of oil and it’s not coming back in familiar volumes—we need a replacement source of revenue!). Throughout this process, it is essential that Alaskans have access to accurate information so a beneficial and transparent deal can be negotiated on the behalf of all Alaskans.

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Rep. Chris Tuck

Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Gas Line Update: Recent Agreements

Recently, I provided information on the latest gas line proposal along with some of the basic concepts behind the plan. In this update, I have provided information on the two agreements the state has entered into so far. These are temporary, non-binding agreements that were signed in January, before the governor introduced his gasline bill. If the bill passes this session, they will be the framework for negotiating binding contracts that would govern the ownership and operation of the pipeline and LNG plant.

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Rep. Andrew Josephson

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Early Observations

My staff and I have reached the end of the first week of session. I wanted to take the time in this newsletter to update you on some of my early observations about what’s happened and what’s to come this session: things like more money to public schools or vouchers, HB77, and a large diameter natural gasline.

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Alaska State Seal

NEWS: Democrats Offer Improvements to Small Gasline Legislation

Amendments would ensure low-cost gas, add accountability, provide maximum benefit to Alaskans

JUNEAU – Tonight, in an effort to add much needed accountability and assurances Alaskans will get low-cost gas and the maximum benefit from a small diameter gasline, Democratic legislators in the Alaska House of Representatives offered a series of amendments to the gasline’s enabling legislation.

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Rep. Les Gara

Note from Rep. Gara: Education Pressure Working? Silenced Experts & Not All Gas Pipelines Are the Same

Dear Neighbors,

Earlier this week I woke up to killer whales in the Gastineau Channel. At first I thought that could be a bad omen. Then I thought, “I could use some cereal.” That’s just how you have to roll in this job. You do what you can, work harder than you want to give yourself the best chance to make a difference, look at the killer whales, forget them and move on.

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki

Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Big Budget Lacks Direction

Dear Neighbors,

The Operating Budget was on the House Floor this week after rigorous debate before the full body and in the House Finance committee. It passed without my vote. The House Majority chose to leave money on the table that provides real meaningful investments in Alaska: investments in her people.

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