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Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...comfort with what they choose to do."The governor needs to justify that this is within our fiscal means," said Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and chair of the Senate Resources Committee.Alaska is grappling with multibillion-dollar deficits...
Senate approves TransCanada buyout

...arrived convinced of the need for a buyout but was swayed to vote "no" by the Walker administration's actions.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, appeared to obliquely respond to Dunleavy's concerns when she rose to speak in support."It's...
Senators seek hearing on Walker's Medicaid expansion plans

...Walker has the ability to pursue his plans regardless of what the committee says.Republican Sens. Anna MacKinnon and Cathy Giessel, who are committee members, requested Wednesday that the panel hear the matter.State law lays out a process by...
Walker wants 51 percent stake in LNG

...minute on the big project, which is now estimated to cost $45 billion to $65 billion.MacKinnon and State Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, who was briefed along with MacKinnon, said they are primarily concerned with how Alaska will be...
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...there's a vote by members, that would immediately trigger Walker's ability to pursue his plans, Hawker said.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said she understands what the law says, but said the opportunity to publicly review the documents...
Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...did not claim per diem during the second special session located there. However, several did. Republican Sens. Cathy Giessel and Lesil McGuire, both of Anchorage, claimed about $2,000 and $3,504 there, respectively.Republican Rep...
My Turn: Alaska Legislature should pass Bree's Law and Erin's Law

...healthy relationships. Senate Education Committee Chair Mike Dunleavy, and committee members Charlie Huggins and Cathy Giessel, should be ashamed of themselves for creating a "substitute bill" that adds unrelated portions causing the bill...
Bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines advances

...The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines more easily.Sen. Cathy Giessel sponsored the bill that passed on Monday, which would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines without oversight from...
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Senators hear public notices bill

...municipalities the option to stop publishing public notices in local newspapers.Through SB36, sponsored by Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, a city assembly would be permitted to pass an ordinance allowing the municipality to post public...
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Photo: Women of the Alaska Legislature

...R-Anchorage; Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage; Sen. Murkowski; Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage; Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage; Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole; Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage; from bottom left: Sen...
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