02-28-03: Senator Tom Wagoner explains that a land squatter can obtain ownership after 10 years without a land owner's knowledge.
02-28-03: Senator Tom Wagoner explains the need for SB 93, and how unscrupulous individuals can obtain ownership of land they squat on.
02-26-03: House Finance Co-Chair Rep. Bill Williams explains why the House should continue funding efforts to open ANWR to oil and gas drilling.
02-26-03: House Finance Co-Chair Rep. John Harris explains why the House should appropriate $1.1 million dollars to promote opening ANWR to oil and gas drilling.
02-26-03: House Rules Chair Rep. Norman Rokeberg explains why Alaska needs to require home inspector registration and set standards for home inspectors.
02-26-03: Rep. Bill Williams explains why the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force should be extended to the end of the next legislative session.
02-21-03: Rep. Paul Seaton explains why extending the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force is important.
02-19-03: House Speaker Pete Kott describes the competition for former Rep. Gary Stevens' finance seat and what the absence of a Majority member for the next ten days to two weeks will mean in the House.
02-19-03: House Speaker Pete Kott describes what the House is losing and the Senate is gaining as Rep. Gary Stevens becomes Sen. Gary Stevens.
02-19-03: Representative Kevin Meyer explains how harassment has extended into modern forms of electronic communication like e-mail.
02-19-03: Representative Kevin Meyer relates that these forms of electronic harassment are often the prelude to more serious crimes in the future
02-19-03: Senate President Gene Therriault comments on how the new administration is willing to work with the legislature to evaluate where state government hearing officers are located.
02-19-03: Senate President Gene Therriault explains that if an alaskan citizen is now appealing an admistrative decision they are appealing to the very agency that wrote and implimented the regulation in question. Citizens do not currently feel they are getting a fair shake from the process.
02-19-03: Newly appointed Commissioner of Administration, Mike Miller, comments that implimenting a centralized hearing agency delivers on the promise of Governor Murkowski's smarter smaller state government.
02-19-03: Senator Scott Ogan explains that the executive branch has the power to write regulations and adjudicate those same regulations and that people need a better system of due process than the current system.
02-12-03: Representative Vic Kohring explains the importance of streamlining the
application process for gas drilling.
02-07-03: Rep. Bob Lynn explains how a 70-mile rail link from Eielson AFB to Fort Greely will help the communities along the link and how it will help the state.
02-05-03: Representative Bruce Weyhrauch explains why the House should approve of
a second verse to the Alaska state song.
02-04-03: House Resources Co-Chair, Representative Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski/Ninilchik/Sterling),
explains why the state needs to secure royalty rates with natural gas producers and value-added natural gas manufacturers at the time of a natural gas lease.
02-03-03: Senator Ben Stevens explains how the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force took extensive public comment from all stake holders.
02-03-03: Senator Ben Stevens talks about the package of legislation prioritized by the Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force.