My Turn: National Guard reform is on the way

...Bill Wielechowski and Rep. Chris Tuck have introduced important reform legislation, and Republicans like Sens. Bert Stedman and Lesil McGuire have pushed for hearings into Guard issues. Rep. Bob Herron, a veteran and Democrat who caucuses...
Senate passes capital budget

...Representatives a $2.8 billion capital budget.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said they had little choice if they wanted...the governor chooses to veto," Stevens said. Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the $450 million in energy projects...
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...Darwin Peterson, the governor's legislative director. Peterson worked most recently as chief-of-staff for Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, and served as deputy legislative director under former Gov. Frank Murkowski.The eight new representatives -there...
Local | AK legislature
Legislature begins session; expected to focus on budget

...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...
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...framework for a statewide pre-elementary program. He said he is also working on some legislation of his own. Sen. Bert Stedman, R-District RSitka legislator Stedman said he is almost completely focused on the state's suffering budget, which...
State | Local | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

...appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:Ketchikan has seen better days when it comes to the state Legislature.Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman, who represents Ketchikan and other District Q communities in southern Southeast once enjoyed the co-chair seat of...
My Turn: When in doubt, vote for bipartisanship

...Republicans. I've even written favorable columns about Republican leaders like Sen. Lisa Murkowski and state Sen. Bert Stedman. I am a firm believer that more good government work gets done with bipartisanship than without it. The Alaska Permanent...
Sitka project opens new vistas

...project with Matt Christner.Hughey gave credit to Sen. Bert Stedman and the Sitka School Board for a project providing be built and then taken out through the doors."Bert Stedman spent a lot of time with Mr. (Steve) Vieira in the...
Letters to the Editor: Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is the right candidate for Southeast Alaska now experienced.JKT holds common-sense, fiscally prudent positions on budget matters. He works closely with Bert Stedman, across the aisle, on behalf of the region. There is a quote of Jonathan's on his campaign website (http...
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...giveaway), there are several developments that make me equally nervous about Alaska's fiscal future. When Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, one of the few consistent fiscal conservatives in the Alaska Legislature votes no on major legislation...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback