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House Majority E-News for Mar 9, 2010 ANS Crude: $79.74 Henry Hub: $4.52


House Majority Audio Actualities For Tuesday

Chair Gatto comments on today's committee vote to forward Brig. Gen.
Thomas Katkus' name to the full House for confirmation as the new
commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs and
Adj. Gen. of the Alaska National Guard.

Audio can be found below:



Two Keller Bills Move Out of Committee

(Juneau) - Representative Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, saw two bills make
progress through the State House this week.

HB 354 was passed out of the House Labor & Commerce Committee, and
now heads to the House Transportation Committee. House Bill 354 would
change some oversight language regarding loans available for general
aviation in Alaska under the Capstone Avionics Loan program.

The House L&C Committee also heard House Joint Resolution 51, which
requests the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
to make changes to regulations governing application standards for
mortgage loans.

The full text of this release can be found below:



Proposed Railbelt Energy Projects Up For Comparison

(Juneau) - Representatives from six proposed major railbelt energy
projects will appear before the House Special Committee on Energy on
Thursday, March 11, to assist the committee in learning more about the
projects and which one is best suited to meet the railbelt's energy

WHO: House Special Committee on Energy

WHAT: Comparative Railbelt Energy Project Analysis

WHEN: Thursday, March 11th, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: House Resources Committee Room 124, State Capitol - Juneau

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



Photo: House Special Committee on Military & Veterans Affairs Chair
Carl Gatto(r), R-Palmer, conversing with ADMVA commissioner-designee
Brid. Gen. Thomas Katkus(l). The committee voted today to forward Gen.
Katkus' name on to the full State House for confirmation. Chair Gatto
noted that he has a two decade-plus history with the general, stemming
from their time spent occasionally working together in Anchorage,
Gatto as a paramedic and Katkus as a police officer.


Bill Activity for Mar. 9, 2010
As of: 03:00:01 pm Alaska Time
HB 274 : Establishing Purple Heart Day
Sponsored by Rep. Dahlstrom, Rep. Gardner, Rep. Buch, Rep. Keller, Rep.
Petersen, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Gatto, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Doogan, Rep. Thomas,
Rep. Hawker, Rep. Guttenberg, Rep. Ramras, Rep. Fairclough, Rep.
Johnson, Rep. Millett, Rep. Herron
Establishing August 7 as Purple Heart Day.

Contact: Laura Pierre, 465-3783

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hb274-309
HR 13 : Anchorage Vehicle Inspection Program
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze
Encouraging the repeal of the Anchorage Vehicle Inspection and
Management Program.

Version: CSHR 13(RLS)

Bill Info: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=26hr13

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