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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...
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...
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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Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

...readiness test to get a diploma.Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, said amendments are part of the legislative process. Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said the bill has a central theme: the authority of parents to direct their children's education...
Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances, Walker wrote. Or, he said, the two might be combined at some point.In a letter to Senate Resources chair Cathy Giessel, Walker reaffirmed his commitment to Alaska LNG and repeatedly used the word "back-up" to refer to the alternate...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers predict daylight saving bill will pass Senate this week, the state should span four zones."Alaska should have more than two time zones," Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said Monday. "Southeast should have a separate one."Egan said he is somewhat placated by the...
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Three things to watch of its choice that is not affiliated with a religious, labor or employee organization.SB 44, from Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, would allow in those cases for choice of charity to rest with the employee, not the union.The...
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