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Education bill rewrite leaves some frustrated

...R-North Pole, expressed concerns with the proposed spending for education and the sustainability of that funding. Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, said his constituents want accountability for how education money is being spent."We are not paying...
House Resources advances gas line bill

...R-Wrangell, said she thought the bill was fair to all concerned.Other members expressed mixed feelings. Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, said he saw this as a way forward in pursuing a long-hoped for gas line project. But he said he...
High risk to state to go it alone on pipeline

...state can mitigate its exposure through different financing options and possibly even bringing in new partners.Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, said one of the reasons the companies have seemed excited is that the state has expressed willingness...
Project draws attention to renewable energy goal, going toward work that will help the state decide whether the projects are viable and worth pursuing.Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, noted that the lead-up phase isn't cheap. "But I don't think that we want to advance the...
Lawmakers: Large-scale mining can be done right

...the Senate Finance Committee.The letter also was signed by House Speaker Mike Chenault, and Reps. Eric Feige, Craig Johnson and Dan Saddler. Feige and Saddler are co-chairs of the House Resources Committee.Senate Minority Leader Hollis...
House passes cruise ship wastewater legislation amend HB80, including requiring the location, date and volume of discharged wastewater be posted online.Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, served notice of reconsideration, meaning the bill could be voted on again before being sent to...
Nikiski's Mike Chenault to return as House Speaker

...Mia Costello of Anchorage, Steve Thompson of Fairbanks and Democrat Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham. Anchorage Rep. Craig Johnson was selected as Rules Committee chairman. Wasilla Rep. Wes Keller will chair the Judiciary Committee.
Crash causes minor injuries

...Rep. Bill Stoltze and Kodiak Rep. Alan Austerman were selected as Finance Committee co-chairmenAnchorage Rep. Craig Johnson was selected as Rules Committee chairman. Wasilla Rep. Wes Keller will chair the Judiciary Committee.On the Senate...
Rep. Seaton pitches barbless hooks legislation

...that probability would be determined by the Board of Fish or by emergency order issued by the commissioner. Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, asked how Swanton would define "significant probability." "One out of 10, one out of 100...
Nuclear power?: State energy expert says questions remain

...have some in Alaska rethinking the state's own extremely tentative plans to bring the industry to Alaska. Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, last year successfully pushed for inclusion of nuclear power in the state's energy plan. "I spend...


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