Tips for Winter Driving

The ice and snow are upon us, new Alaskans are learning and old Alaskans are remembering how to drive on slippery roads. We will see shards of glass and broken body work to remind us that our fellow travelers are experiencing enhanced learning opportunities.

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Compass Piece about State-funded Abortions

Please take a look at the Compass Piece that I wrote for the Anchorage Daily News on September 24, 2013 regarding State-funded abortions for non-medically necessary reasons.

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Legislative Open House 4:30-7:00 PM Tuesday, September 10

Stop by and see the new office space for the Eagle River and Chugiak Legislative Delegation!  We are now located at 12641 Old Glenn Highway, Suite 201 (the two-story office building next to the Laser Car Wash).

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Let's Get Together For Coffee!

I am back in Eagle River and working from the new legislative office at 12641 Old Glenn Highway, Suite 201.  Feel free to stop by and have a cup of coffee with me, I look forward to seeing you!

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Northern Gas Pipeline Renews Call to Heed Senator Dyson's Warning

Dave Harbour is Commissioner Emeritus of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners and Publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines. In the October 8, 2012 issue of Northern Gas Pipelines, Mr. Harbour restates Senator Dyson's January 2002 warning to the Alaska Legislature that significant cuts to state spending were necessary to ensure Alaska's future fiscal health and security. In 2002 oil was $17/barrel and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) was flowing just shy of 1,000,000 barrels per day.  Today oil is about $93/barrel and TAPS throughput has dropped to about 550,000 barrels per day.  High oil prices have masked the effects of this 40% drop in production and throughput.  State spending over the past decade has far outpaced the 450% increase in oil price and currently we are deficit spending every day oil is less than $105/barrel.  Senator Dyson's warning from 2002 is proving true.  You can read the Northern Gas Pipeline article here, and Senator Dyson's January 31, 2002 Alaska Star Op Ed piece here.

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