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Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia park

...forward quietly over the years. It sounds like such a laudable goal," said the resolution sponsor, state Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage. "My concern however is it's a United Nations designation that could affect the use of our natural...
Photo: Press time

Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, right, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, left, answer a flood of reporters questions after their Senate Majority Caucus press availability at the Capitol on Tuesday.
Controversial permitting bill nixed in senate

...sought to streamline the land and water use permitting process to make mining easier is dead for the session.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and chair of the Senate Resources committee, announced in a press release Thursday evening that...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped

...attributes only 4 percent of the state's decline in revenue to the new oil tax structure.Anchorage Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel chairs the Senate Resources Committee, and said the Goldsmith report is evidence that the new tax structure is the...
Editorial: Keep up the pressure - support vaccination

...Alaska will buy vaccines in bulk and sell them to clinics, hospitals and others who administer vaccinations.Sens. Cathy Giessel and Hollis French should be commended for their sponsorship of this bill, which will benefit all Alaskans.Patients...
Senate committee moves amendment for student loans

...that her own children did not receive student loans for college until she and her husband co-signed for them.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said she supported the measure. "It doesn't get to the real heart of the problem though, which...
State | AK legislature
Revenue forecast met with mixed reactions

...Wednesday prompted quick interpretations from both sides of the More Alaska Production Act and oil tax debate.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, pointed to a projected $10 billion increase in companies' investment in Alaska oil production as...
State | Local
Senate committee consider share for DMV vendors

...Legislature.The Senate State Affairs Committee began hearing testimony on SB127 Thursday.The bill, from Sen. Cathy Giessel, would allow private vendors who handle things like license renewals or title changes for the Division of Motor Vehicles...
State | AK legislature
Senate Resources unveils version of gas line bill

...Legislature in executive session or under confidentiality agreements. The original version said "may." Chairwoman Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said she wanted to make sure lawmakers were involved.The draft also said the fixed royalty rate...
State | AK legislature
Crawford mulling another run for Legislature

...Eagle River Republican Anna Fairclough.Crawford is eyeing the seats currently held by Rep. Lance Pruitt and Sen. Cathy Giessel. Crawford says he believes he could win the House seat but would like to serve in the Senate.He plans to make a...


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