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My Turn: Updated law strengthens Alaska's fisheries

...and ever-tightening budgets.As chair of the Senate subcommittee responsible for national fisheries policy, I held...Stevens.? Sen. Mark Begich is chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Atmosphere and Coast Guard...
Panel puts more money for education in budget

...of health care professionals or provides incentive payments if they serve in high-need areas of the state. A Senate subcommittee had cut $1.2 million from the program, known as SHARP, but the committee previously added back $615,500...
State | AK legislature
Sen. Finance unveils draft budget bill a dredge-and-fill permitting program. A Senate subcommittee had cut $750,000 from the $1.4 million requested...The draft also partially restores funding that a Senate subcommittee had cut for a program that helps pay the student...
State | AK legislature
Sen. Finance pushes $9.1B op. budget

...R-Juneau, noting that since it was a new program it was among the first to be looked at for possible cuts.A Senate subcommittee also proposed reallocating $211,000 expected to be left over from a shellfish beach monitoring program to go...
State | AK legislature
Education subcommittee to meet this week

JUNEAU - A Senate subcommittee is meeting this week in Anchorage to discuss education options.Tuesday's agenda for the Senate Finance Subcommittee on education...
Salazar announces'high-level assessment' of drilling season evidence of misconduct, inattention or negligence.U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard, also announced he would conduct a hearing on the grounding...
Begich: Shipping riskier than drilling in Arctic

...there are dozens of miles between accurate depth readings," Begich said at a hearing of panel he chairs, the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard.The Kulluk, which Shell used to drill in the Beaufort Sea...
Ex Murkowski aide Fuglvog now lobbyist

...confirmed that Fuglvog has been in contact with that office. Begich, an Alaska Democrat, is chairman of the Senate subcommittee on oceans, atmosphere, fisheries and the Coast Guard.In 2011, Fuglvog pleaded guilty to falsifying his own...
Official: More Fort Greely interceptors possible

...Korea.But last week, the director of the Missile Defense Agency, Vice Admiral James Syring, told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that number could go higher as the department evaluates additional threats, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...
Coast Guard prepares for expanded Arctic role

...for expanded activity in Arctic waters, including petroleum exploration, Commandant Robert Papp told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Monday, even though the nearest agency base is more than 750 miles southwest of the Bering Strait on Kodiak Island...


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