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Senators: Everything but taxes, PFD on table to fix budget

...R-Fairbanks; John Coghill, R-Fairbanks; Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River; Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla; and Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, announced the Republican-led majority's priorities, including their opinions on the state of...
State | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...Provides regulations for the protection of student records collected by school districts and the state.? SB 4 - Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage - Legislators and others under the Legislative Ethics Act aren't required to file financial disclosure...
Local | AK legislature
Walker inks LNG agreement with Japanese company

...replace nuclear energy following the massive 2011 earthquake that shut down the Fukushima nuclear power plant.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said in a statement she was "cautiously optimistic" about the signing. Giessel will continue her...
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...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...Alaska Senators and Representatives are women who hold many key positions in the Capitol.I am proud to work with Sen. Cathy Giessel, a nurse practitioner who championed a statewide vaccine program through the legislature this year which was recently...
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
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
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...


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