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House Majority E-News for Feb 1, 2011 ANS Crude: $95.32 Henry Hub: $4.42

Joule, Herron Chosen to Lead House Bush Caucus

(Juneau) - Representative Reggie Joule, D-Kotzebue, has been chosen
once

again to lead the House Bush Caucus, his office announced today. Rep.


Bob Herron, D-Bethel, will serve as Vice Chair.

"I am thankful for the support of my colleagues. I am glad to do it.
I

believe we've made a difference in rural Alaska in a good way," Joule


said. "We couldn't have done it without the support of the governor
and

the legislature. We're seeing greater dialogue on rural issues, more

emphasis on funding programs that can positively impact our regions.

Hopefully we can continue to build on those successes and continue to


help educate our fellow lawmakers."

Joule also announced that newly-elected representatives Eric Feige,

R-Chickaloon, and Alan Dick, R-Stony River, have joined the caucus,

bringing all members with rural areas in their districts into the

caucus. The caucus advocates legislation, budget funding increments
and

programs that service and contribute to life in our state's rural
areas.

The full text of this release and two audio clips can be found below:

http://housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20110131-18

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POTD: Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Su-Valley (tan jacket at left), leads the

opening Alaska Legislature Joint In-State Gas Caucus meeting today in


the Tom Stewart Legislative Office Building. Neuman and Sen. Lesil

McGuire, R-Anchorage, were chosen to co-chair the caucus, which

advocates in-state delivery for home heating, electrical generation
and

industrial use for Alaska's natural gas. (Legislators present are
Reps.

Neuman, Steve Thompson, Kurt Olson, Bob Lynn, Mia Costello, Dan
Saddler,

Bob Miller, and Sens. McGuire, Charlie Huggins, Hollis French, Joe

Paskvan, and Cathy Giessel.)

http://housemajority.org/press.php?p=media&id=34&leg=27



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