01-12-05 : Senate President Ben Stevens said that he and his Republican colleagues agree with the Governor that the foundation of our stateís economy will continue to be built on natural resource development. The key to solving the fiscal gap is to increase oil and gas development.
01-12-05 : Senate Majority Leader Gary Stevens applauded the Governorís request to fund education for the next two years. Senator Stevens says it is a positive step to removing the fiscal uncertainty school districts face every year.
01-12-05 : House Majority Leader Coghill said the Governor is living up to his pledge to get the economy moving again. A perfect example is the recent resurgence in the stateís commercial fishing industry.
01-10-05: Senate President Ben Stevens says there are many positive events shaping Alaska right now. The budget surplus, a possible gasline contract and other economic indicators are all pointing to a bright future for our state.
01-10-05: Sen. Therriault says the Legislature should not hastily approve a gasline contract. Therriault believes the pipeline is so important to the future of our state that lawmakers and the administration need to take adequate time to ensure the project meets the needs of the state for
generations to come.