Tag Archives: Rep. Louise Stutes

“It’s just very sad to see what has happened to our marine highway system” — Rep. Stutes

By Jacob Resneck at CoastAlaska in Juneau A lawmaker says a fact-finding trip on the state of the Alaska Marine Highway System found vessels in poor shape, low crew morale and a lack of leadership. As CoastAlaska’s Jacob Resneck reports, that’s all according to Rep. Louise Stutes who recently visited the ferry’s headquarters in Ketchikan.   Click on arrow below …

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2016 Salmon Disaster relief calculations ‘inequitable,’ Rep. Stutes advices fishermen double-check their proposed payout

Salmon fishermen who are expecting federal aid for the 2016 Pink Salmon disaster, need to go over their proposed payout and be prepared to file an appeal if the numbers are off, according to Kodiak Representative Louise Stutes who spearheaded the disaster relief effort. KMXT’s Maggie has details.   Click player below to listen to story which is 3:32 long. …

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Local legislators say full $3,000 PFD checks would have serious effects on state operations

  The Alaska legislature has just a few days remaining in the 30-day special session called by Governor Mike Dunleavy. Much of the time has been spent on trying to figure out what the state should do with the Permanent Fund Dividend. And at this point, it is anyone’s guess what could happen with this year’s PFD checks. Governor Mike …

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Town Hall: Kodiak residents come out against governor’s budget proposal

Dozens of local residents spoke at Saturday town hall Kodiak residents largely opposed Governor Dunleavy’s proposed budget Many concerned  a large PFD comes at the cost of losing vital public services   Kodiak residents raise their hands in favor of a minimum PFD at a town hall meeting on the governor’s proposed budget on March 30, 2019. (Photo courtesy Nils …

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Stutes, Stevens, Sound Off on Another Special Session

The Alaska State Legislature is in a three-week recess now, after giving up on passing a funding plan, the State House adjourned over the weekend, followed in short order by the State Senate. It didn’t take long for Governor Bill Walker to tell them when they were to come back: July 11th. Governor Walker has been pushing the use of …

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