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House Majority E-News for Nov 10, 2011 ANS Crude: $116.03 ANS production: 607,581 bbl Henry Hub: $3.48

Four Mat-Su Valley Delegation Members Oppose Legislative Council's
Plans for Purchasing New Anchorage Office Building

(Wasilla) - Four State House members of the Legislature's Mat-Su
Valley delegation sent a letter to the chairwoman of the Joint
Legislative Council yesterday expressing their opposition to the
proposed purchase of new Anchorage office space.

Area Representatives Bill Stoltze, Eric Feige, Wes Keller, and Mark
Neuman signed the four paragraph letter to Legislative Council Chair
Senator Linda Menard, R-Wasilla.

"We do not believe the proposed purchase is a sound business
decision, nor do we believe it is prudent for the Legislature to be
engaged in a discussion to purchase this or any other building," the
letter states.

The full text of this press release can be found below:

http://www.housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20111110-299

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Legislators Ask for Input on Improving Services for Alaska's Veterans
and Active Military Members

(Anchorage) - Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and
Representative Dan Saddler (R-Eagle River), Co-Chairs of the
Legislature's Joint Armed Services Committee, are hosting a town hall
meeting on Monday, November 14th, to discuss how to improve state
services for Alaska's veterans and active-duty military members.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 14.1 percent of people who were
18 and older in Alaska in 2010 were veterans. Thousands more are
stationed at military bases and posts around the 49th state. "The
military is a cornerstone in our state, and it is critical that we
figure out ways to provide the best services," said Representative
Saddler.

 Who: Senator Wielechowski

 Representative Dan Saddler

 Veterans' and Military Organizations

 What: Veterans and Active Military Members Town Hall Meeting

 When: Monday, November 14 from 6 - 7:30 PM

 Where: Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Dr., Anchorage

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

http://www.housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20111110-298

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Updated House and Senate Committee Announcements

Twenty-Seventh Alaska State Legislature - Interim

Published by the Chief Clerk's Office - 465-3725

Published by the Senate Secretary's Office - 465-3701

Americans with Disabilities Act Notice - Persons with disabilities
who require special accommodation or alternative communication formats
to access committee meetings may contact the appropriate committee
office or the Legislative Information Office in their community.
Reasonable advance notice is needed to accommodate the request. For
further information, call the ADA Coordinator at 465-3854
Voice/465-4980 TDD.

 * first hearing in first committee of referral

 + teleconferenced

 = bill was previously heard/scheduled

JOINT COMMITTEES

ALASKA NORTHERN WATERS TASK FORCE

Nov 16 Wednesday Barrow 9:00 AM

 + Location: Inupiat Heritage Center, Barrow

 Topics: Arctic Research and Arctic Changes

 9:00am -- Introduction and comments from

 ANWTF Chair Rep. Joule and other task force members

 9:15am--Dan Fitzgerald & Robert Suydam, North

 Slope Borough; North Slope Science Initiative

 10:15am--Dr. Mark Myers, Vice Chancellor for

 Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Oil

 Spill Research and other Arctic Research

 11:15am--Dr. LaBelle-Hamer, Associate Vice

 Chancellor for Research and Director of Office

 Research Integrity, University of Alaska,

 Fairbanks; Proposed Oil Spill Research Center

 12:15pm--LUNCH

 1:30pm--Michael Macrander, Shell Alaska, Venture

 Support Integration Group Science Team Leader;

 Shell's Arctic Cooperative Science Efforts with

 the North Slope Borough, University of Alaska,

 Industry Partners, and Federal Agencies

 3:00pm--Barrow Arctic Science Consortium Tour

 (Task force members and staff only)

 5:00pm-6:30pm--Public Testimony

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LEGISLATIVE BUDGET & AUDIT

Dec 05 Monday Anch LIO Rm 220 1:30 PM

 Call to Order

 Minutes

 RPLS

 Audits - Executive Session

 Other Committee Business

 Adjournment

 <Teleconference Invitation Only>

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