First special session concludes get 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 few...
State | Local | AK legislature
Mary Poppins takes flight over Juneau

...Flying by Foy that occurs in the production, allowing Mary Poppins to leave the ground. JDHS senior Liam Porter-Bell plays Bert, the chimney sweep and long-time friend of Mary Poppins. Together they take the bratty Banks children Jane and Michael on...
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...whether 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 efforts...
Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

...during a 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
Lawmakers sweep $94M into rainy day fund

...would stay in 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 "abnormal...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...SB 21 and 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 able...
Anchors Aweigh to New York post for USCG Capt. Melissa Bert

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Melissa Bert would like today's change of command...and encourage the community to attend," Bert said. "And bring the kids. We will have...helicopter from Sitka people can tour."Bert is being assigned to the Military Fellowship...

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...
Daylight saving elimination passes Senate

...daylight 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 did...
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