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Alaska Marine Highway System cuts ferry terminal positions

...are going to have some challenges keeping the Alaska Marine Highway System in good financial position," said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka. Stedman said he is concerned there doesn't appear to be a clear plan for how to manage the marine highway...
Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund that district for future projects. This time, a long list of those were rolled up and stuck into savings.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, is one lawmaker whose district lost capital money to the AHCC reappropriation. He said that it was...
Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education

...MacKinnon raised concerns with overspending of the funds and proposed the hold to allow for accurate accounting.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said in an interview he's hoping to get that provision struck. Funds from the tax must be spent on...
Legislature gavels in

...more production. He said he wants to make sure he understands the situation and doesn't want to overreact.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the oil tax system is out of balance, but he's not planning an oil tax bill this session. "I...
Walker continues to fill cabinet

...named Darwin Peterson as his legislative director. Peterson most recently served as chief of staff to Republican Sen. Bert Stedman of Sitka.Walker made the announcements by news release on Friday.
Legislators talk medicaid, capital budget

...Meanwhile, the Senate Health and Social Services Committee also is working on Medicaid legislation. Committee chair Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he has become more comfortable with the idea of expansion as he has researched the issue. But he...
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...session if fellow lawmakers believe the proposed reforms are real and that there's accountability in the system. Sen. Bert Stedman, who chairs the Senate Health and Social Services Committee, said an issue of this magnitude would normally take months...
Tensions flare between House, governor over pipeline project counsel also is looking at whether a law change is needed for the AGDC to pursue a larger-scale project.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he supports Walker's approach and is not sure that Chenault's bill would have the support needed...
ACES is better for Alaskans

...multi-billion dollar tax break. The legislature's ethics rules permit corruption. However, two Republican senators, Bert Stedman of Sitka and Gary Stevens of Kodiak, understand ACES and SB21, and they intend to vote to repeal SB21. Big Oil leaders...
Senator proposes sea otter bounty

...seen by tourists swimming on their backs between cruise ships, sometimes munching on a fresh crab or clams.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, sees the furry-faced critters as a growing threat to shellfish beds, particularly in southeast Alaska...


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