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House Majority E-News for Feb 14, 2011 ANS Crude: $90.31 Henry Hub: $3.90


Majority Releases Guiding Principles for 27th Legislature

Members' Themes and Ideas Materialize into Five Key Points

(Juneau) - Members of the Alaska State House Majority Caucus today
unveiled the guiding principles they'll use during the 27th Alaska
Legislature. Leadership organized a series of discussions where
members spoke about their experiences in their home districts and
ideas for moving the state forward. Those discussions over the opening
weeks of session led members to identify the following five guiding

* Fiscal responsibility

* Responsible resource development

* Access to affordable energy

* Excellent schools & workforce development

* Safe & healthy communities

"This announcement is really a culmination of many hours of listening
to member's ideas on a range of topics that are important to Alaskans.
Everything from energy to how we foster business development," House
Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said. "Our goal wasn't to reinvent
the wheel, more to learn from each other, build on past efforts and
see where we could use the caucus's diversity and knowledge to move
Alaska forward."

The full text of this release, audio, and pics can be found below:


5 Key Points Detail: http://bit.ly/iaBSma


House OKs Expanding Statewide Suicide Prevention Council

(Juneau) - The Alaska State House today unanimously passed a bill
adding a member to the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, and
expanding the age requirement of the youth member on the council. Rep.
Anna Fairclough's, R-Eagle River, House Bill 21 expands the Council
from 16 to 17 members, adding an individual who works, or has
previously worked, with the armed services on issues relating to
mental health. It also changes the youth member standard from someone
enrolled in high school to someone between the ages of 16 to 24.

"The Council is extremely important to combating the epidemic that's
affecting all areas of the state. Hopefully these changes will improve
the discussion of the council and help move forward a strategic plan
that will benefit rural and urban Alaska," Fairclough said.

The full text of the release and 2 audio clips can be found below:



EDT&T Committee to Explore Nikiski LNG Closure Impacts

(Juneau) - The House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade
& Tourism will meet tomorrow to explore ways to "blunt the economic,
community and energy supply impacts" of ConocoPhillips and Marathon
Oil Co.'s announced closure this summer of the Kenai LNG export

Who: House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade &

What: Kenai LNG Facility closure impacts and recovery measures

When: Tuesday, Feb. 15 - 10:15 a.m.

Where: Ramona Barnes Committee Room - Capitol Room 124

Teleconference: 1-877-763-5073

Live-stream: http://alaskalegislature.tv

The full text of this media alert can be found below:



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