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AK Senate approves MTAB expansion bill

...southeast Alaska," a region represented by MTAB Chairman Robert Venables, to include the community of Gustavus. The Alaska...southcentral Alaska region under the bill.MTAB Chairman Robert Venables also hailed the Senate passage of S.B. 24."Having...
MTAB skeptical of ferry plans

...that feeling," said Maxine Thompson. "You know, MTAB has been right there for the whole system."MTAB Chairman Robert Venables echoed Thompson, while Gerald Hope and Joshua Howes voiced similar sentiments."I think that everybody on this...
Bill would add 12th seat to Marine Transporation Advisory Board Addition seat for Kodiak Island and Kenai Peninsula communities

...communities now are going to say the same thing?'"Marquardt said she has not spoken with Stevens about his bill.Robert Venables, chairman of MTAB and its representative for northern Southeast Alaska, wrote in an email that the board has no...
Finance moves MTAB expansion ahead

...of communities included in the northern Southeast Alaska seat, which is now represented by current MTAB Chairman Robert Venables.The consideration of S.B. 24 Friday was brief, lasting less than 12 minutes. The bill ultimately moved out...
Bills with SE impact clear Legislature Friday

...ferry service, to the communities represented by the member from northern Southeast Alaska, currently MTAB Chairman Robert Venables of Juneau.S.B. 24 was amended in the House to require the member representing the seat for marine captains or...
Empire editorial: Lynn Canal communities discuss regional issues

...Skagway's economic development director, Michael Catsi. Catsi along with his counterparts from Haines and Juneau, Robert Venables and Lance Miller, opened the meeting by presenting overviews of economic trends in their communities. Also in attendance...
4 members reappointed to ferry board

...Transportation Advisory Board, which advises officials on operations of the state ferry system. Parnell reappointed Robert Venables, John (Mark) Eliason, Mike Korsmo and Shirley Marquardt to the 11-member board. Venables, of Haines, is the...
Shutdown of fish plant will hit hard

...of more than 40 commercial salmon boats, with $160,000 less per year from fisheries business tax revenue, said Robert Venables, economic development director for the borough. The borough also will lose about $32,000 a year in property taxes...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Kent Miller, an economist and one of the founders of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority on Prince of Wales Island. Robert Venables, president of the Haines Chamber of Commerce, said some in northern Southeast are looking at a system similar to...
Haines markets to Juneauites a good opportunity for Haines to scoop up extra winter business. Glass, Haines economic development director Robert Venables and Convention and Visitors Bureau member Marilyn Josephson planned to begin the campaign by talking up Haines on...


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