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...
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...
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
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...thousands of people can be added to a system that he calls broken.Senate Health and Social Services Committee Chairman Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he thinks it works financially in the best interests of the state to go ahead with expansion and...
First special session concludes

...the number it needed.On the Senate side, all majority members voted for a special session in Anchorage except Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, whose vote is not shown.The 30-day clock on the governor's special session would have run out a...
State | Local | AK legislature
Lawmakers sweep $94M 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...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...instead would have kept the old tax regime; making modest adjustments on the high and low end as suggested by Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka. If we can overhaul taxes to be extra generous to highly profitable companies, we certainly should be...

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...


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