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House Majority E-News for Feb 8, 2011 ANS Crude: $91.69 Henry Hub: $4.24


Lynn Honored by Humane Society Award

(Juneau) - Representative Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, has been selected as
one of the Humane Society's 2010 State Legislators of the Year. The
House State Affairs Committee Chair is one of only 31 recipients in
the nation and the only award winner from Alaska.

Lynn released the following statement:

"I am humbled by this honor, and would not have earned it without the
hard work of my former staff, Mike Sica, as well as the other sponsors
of the animal cruelty bill, Carl Gatto in the House, and Sen. Bill
Wielechowski. I hope our efforts will greatly reduce animal cruelty
and domestic violence in Alaska."

The full text of this release and picture can be found below:



Education Committee to Hear Keller's HB 5 Wednesday Morning

(Juneau) - The House Education Committee will hear Rep. Wes Keller's,
R-Wasilla, HB 5 on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 8:00am. The bill proposes to
bring true American History back into Alaska's classroom.

"We often hear the quote 'Those who cannot remember the past are
condemned to repeat it.' The problem today is we repeat our mistakes
because we no longer know our past," Keller said.

Who: House Education Committee, Rep. Wes Keller

What: HB 5 bill hearing

When: Wednesday, Feb. 9 - 8:00 a.m.

Where: Capitol Room 106


Pruitt to Chair Public Safety Budget Hearing in Anchorage

(Juneau) - Representative Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, is pleased to
announce that the House Finance Committee's Public Safety Budget
Subcommittee will hold a hearing this weekend in Anchorage as part of
their review of the department's FY 2012 operating request. Finance
Co-Chair Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak/Mat-Su, the subcommittee chair, is
ceding the gavel to Rep. Pruitt for the hearing Saturday at Nicholas J
.Begich Middle School. The hearing is scheduled to run from 10:00 a.m.
to noon.

Public testimony will be taken following the agenda items, which
include testimony from the following agencies: Anchorage Police
Department, Bureau of Highway Patrol - Alaska State Troopers, Dept. of
Public Safety, and Abused Women's Aid In Crisis (AWAIC.)

Who: House Finance Dept. of Public Safety Budget Subcommittee

Anchorage Police Dept. officials

AK State Troopers Bureau of Highway Patrol officials

Dept. of Public Safety officials

Abused Women's Aid In Crisis officials

Orin Dim - Crime Lab Manager

Mayor's Office designee

What: Public Safety Budget Subcommittee Hearing

When: Saturday, Feb. 12 - 10:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Nicholas J. Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Dr.


Audio: House Finance Committee Vice-Chair Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle
River, comments on today's University of Alaska budget subcommittee
hearing on the Fisher Report. New University President Pat Gamble
commissioned the report from James Fisher, PhD, to analyze and assess
the UofA system and offer recommendations to better run the state's
public university.




POTD 1: Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, questions UA Executive Vice
President for University Relations Wendy Redman during this morning's
House Finance Subcommittee hearing on the UA-commissioned Fisher



POTD 2: Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, questions UA Executive Vice
President for University Relations Wendy Redman during this morning's
House Finance Subcommittee hearing on the UA-commissioned Fisher



POTD 3: Rep. Dan Saddler, R-JBER/Anchorage, speaks with Brig. Gen.
George Cannelos (ret.) and Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, Commander, Alaskan
Command, before this morning's Joint Armed Services Committee hearing.
The committee received an "Update on the Military in Alaska."

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