Tag Archives: Sen. Gary Stevens

Sen. Gary Stevens gives impassioned plea to save University of Alaska, but not enough votes to block governor’s vetoes

  Alaska’s legislators did not have the votes needed on Wednesday to overturn the governor’s line-item vetoes. The largest cut was to the University of Alaska, which could devastate the university system, and have trickle down effects on Kodiak College. Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens spoke passionately in defense of university funding during Wednesday’s joint session of the House and Senate …

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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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Sen. Stevens Takes Education Committee Chairmanship


Gary Stevens. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Legislature Kayla Desroches/KMXT In a shuffle of re-assigned positions, Sen. Gary Stevens will now take up the chairmanship of the Senate Education Committee. Recently, Republican Sen. Mike Dunleavy of Wasilla left the Senate Majority in protest of the direction the budget was going in and, as a result, lost seats on two committees. …

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Sen. Stevens Will Work for Coalition’s Continuation

Jay Barrett/KMXT A couple of weeks ago Alaska Governor Sean Parnell declared his desire to see the bi-partisan coalition in the state senate broken up, and vowed to work to elect more Republicans who side with him on oil issues. Currently, there are 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats in the senate, and for the last half-dozen years many of them …

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Alaska’s Skyrocketing Future in Space

Ellen Lockyer/KSKA Senate President Gary Stevens of Kodiak hosted the Alaska Rocket and Space Summit at the Anchorage legislative information office Thursday. The day long session featured presentations from representatives of successful aerospace enterprises in Florida and Utah, and from Alaska agencies like the state Department of Transportation and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. In trying to catch up with the …

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