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Stevens, Stutes talk state and federal COVID-19 relief funding


Both of Kodiak’s state-level representatives, Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes were guests on today’s edition of The Lowdown. Stevens and Stutes talked about measures passed by the Legislature last week that are heading to Gov. Mike Dunleavy for approval. “It helps evictions and foreclosures for Alaska’s experiencing financial hardships that are specifically related to COVID-19,” Stutes said. “It …

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BoF rebukes Stutes’ letter warning against predetermined decision-making

At last week’s Board of Fisheries meeting, board members rebuked a letter that Rep. Louise Stutes submitted expressing concern about meeting procedure. Rep. Louise Stutes at the Kodiak Legislative Information Office. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT) Stutes claimed there was “strong public perception” that board members had predetermined some of their decisions on allocation issues and other fisheries proposals. Some of …

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Stutes proposes bill to exempt CFEC-registered boats from DMV registration

State House Representative Louise Stutes last week proposed a bill that should make boat registration easier on commercial fishermen if it passes. HB 185 would exempt vessels with a current state Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) sticker from being required to register their boats with the DMV. Kodiak’s harbor, January, 2020. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT) “It was a double registration …

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Rep. Louise Stutes pushes back on DOT&PF Commissioner calling ferry service a “convenience”

Representative Louise Stutes responded forcefully to a statement last week from Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner John MacKinnon, about ferry service being a “convenience.” The M/V Aurora normally services Prince William Sound, including the communities of Cordova, Valdez and Tatitlek. (Photo by Christoph Strässler/Wikimedia Commons) “To say that the loss of our ferry service is a convenience is …

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More than 50 Kodiak residents turn out to protest Dunleavy’s line-item vetoes

More than 50 Kodiak residents gathered outside the Legislative Information Office on Thursday evening to protest Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget line item vetoes. Some carried signs that read “save our state,” “45 override,” or “fund our future.” Both City Mayor Pat Branson and Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer were present to explain how the budget cuts would affect Kodiak and field …

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