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...
Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed expected to rapidly approve the letter of complaint, which has no binding power on the federal government.Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the federal government should be considering the fact that Arctic development will go forward regardless...
State | AK legislature
Ferry system cuts terminal positons

...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...
Murkowski: Take roadless rule to Supreme Court

...wrong-headed.""I don't think we give up until there is no more avenues to proceed," she said.State Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, took a similar position to Murkowski, saying on Thursday that the state "shouldn't take the 9th Circuit...
State | Local
Somber day in Sitka

...flew in to show his support and said the state will do all it can to aid those affected by the landslide. State Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, was also present for the press conference."I've prided myself on the fact that I've been governor...

A story in the Thursday edition of the Empire, "Fairbanks to control state forestry," said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, was part of a group of Southeast legislators who sent a letter to the House Finance committee asking it to restore...
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
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

...particular period."In a nutshell, what this does is give the commissioner a little more flexibility," said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka.With environmental organizations protesting each timber sale in the Tongass National Forest, Southeast...
State | AK legislature
Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...Opposition to the bill came largely on the taxation grounds. "It looks like another tax and spend operation," said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka.Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, responded that the tax isn't necessarily permanent. On the Senate...
State | AK legislature
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...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...


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