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...
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

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...
Daylight saving elimination passes Senate

...saving time in Alaska passed with hearty support in the Senate on Wednesday.Sens. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, both in the region that would be most negatively impacted by the change, voted against the bill, as...
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...
Legislators take long weekend at halfway mark

...more than $24,000 to send nine representatives and senators. This year, the Legislature sent only four - Sens. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka; Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage; and Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage...
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...
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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...
Lawmakers predict daylight saving bill will pass Senate this week

...sunset means shutting down and losing business they'd otherwise have.Southeast Sens. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, have spoken out against the bill. Egan said Monday he doesn't "have the votes to stop it."This...
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