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Palin to offer plans for state energy relief

...hurting, and we need relief now." The legislative session that concluded in April considered but did not act on energy relief bills. A House bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas Jr., R-Haines, would have boosted Alaska Permanent Fund dividends...
Palin proposes $1,200 energy relief rebates

...starting point for a discussion with the Legislature about how to provide relief from high energy costs." Two energy relief bills failed in the last legislative session. One, by Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, made it to the House Finance...
Lawmakers expect a quiet end to session

...families. Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, who serves as co-chairman for the Senate Finance Committee, said energy relief bills will be a priority. "We are trying to address the impact on our citizens of high energy costs and I think you'll...
Political leaders say Cowdery should quit

...and the budget. Green said she saw no reason for him to abstain from voting on the gas pipeline proposal or the energy relief bills being heard this month should he be in town to vote. "I see no connection (in the charges) to anything that...
Legislature heads for showdown

...legislators did see the crisis coming, but even they say they were shocked by its severity. During the last session, energy relief bills in the House and Senate were unable to reach the floor. Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, introduced an electric...


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