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NEWS: Senators Wielechowski, Gardner, and French Offer Amendments to Protect Alaskan Waters

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2013 Senators Wielechowski, Gardner, and French Offer Amendments to Protect Alaskan Waters          JUNEAU – Senate Democratic legislators introduced four amendments on the Senate floor today that would respect and protect the intent and will of a 2006 voter initiative which placed increased regulation on the cruise ship industry in order to protect the Alaskan environment […]

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NEWS: Committee Passes Legislation to Give Veterans Occupational and Academic Credit for Military Training

For Immediate Release: February 12th, 2013 Committee Passes Legislation to Give Veterans Occupational and Academic Credit for Military Training Senate Bill 4 cuts red tape for veterans transitioning back into the civilian workforce          JUNEAU–This morning, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 4 out of committee. Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), helps eliminate the red […]

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NEWS: Democratic Legislators Propose Oil Tax Alternative

ALASKA HOUSE AND SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATORS (907) 465-3842 Room 404 WWW.AKDEMOCRATS.ORG WWW.ALASKASENATEDEMS.COM CONTACT: Mark Gnadt (907) 465-3842 Myer Hutchinson (907) 465-3704   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2013 Democratic Legislators Propose Oil Tax Alternative Reduction for Production: Bill Targets New Oil in the Pipe and Protects Alaska          JUNEAU – House and Senate Democratic legislators introduced legislation today to grant tax […]

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NEWS: ConocoPhillips Reaps $2.3 Billion in Alaska Earnings in 2012

JUNEAU – Senator Bill Wielechowski (D – Anchorage) congratulated ConocoPhillips today on another blockbuster quarter of profits in Alaska. “It’s gratifying to see Alaska’s major oil producers reaping substantial profits under our existing oil tax structure at the same time as Alaskans enjoy their fair share of oil revenue,” said Senator Wielechowski. “It demonstrates that our tax system is fair […]

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