“I think our responsibility here in the Legislature is to provide opportunity,” he said. “Not opportunity for a few, but opportunity for all.”
Winfree was born in territorial Alaska and worked on the pipeline.
The legislation would create the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board, which would be charged with overseeing the long-term health of the system.
Under the change, the $75-per-dependant aid, which was approved by the Legislature last year, would drop to $24 on Sept. 6 at the same time the federal increase expires.
It’s making the Senate’s long floor session on the disaster declaration look quaint.
Guys, it was over last summer!
I offer friendly amendment 1 to conceptual amendment 2 to amendment 3.
By the end of the marathon floor session, the promised fervent opposition to the measure had largely petered out with little debate about changes and, in some cases, little explanation about what proposed amendments did.
Any delay, whether it’s to take up the dozens of amendments or because amendments water down the bill too much, will have serious consequences for Alaska.
They are set to be sworn in on Monday, May 3.