H.B. 77

More Public Testimony About House Bill 77

Mar 18, 2014

The controversial proposal to change the permitting system for the use of state land and water in Alaska prompted hours of public testimony last week. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

A couple of significant changes have been made to House Bill 77. On Friday the Senate Resources Committee adopted a committee substitute that removes language allowing a hydroelectric feasibility study for Chikuminuk Lake.

A number of Alaska Native leaders from the Bristol Bay region have raised concerns about legislation that would make some substantial changes to the permitting system for the use of state land in Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

KDLG Evening Newscast for Thursday March 13, 2014

Mar 13, 2014

This newscast includes a stories about the public testimony on H.B. 77, the new Executive Director of the SAFE women's shelter, and the "Club for Growth" endorsement of Dan Sullivan for Senate.

Public Testimony Taken on H.B. 77

Mar 13, 2014
KTOO

One of the most controversial pieces of legislation to come down the pike in several years in Alaska is House Bill 77. The bill would make some significant changes to the rules and regulations governing the use of state land. The latest version of the bill was taken up this week by the Senate Resources Committee and public testimony was taken Wednesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

The Alaska Legislature

The members of the Alaska Legislature will likely get another chance this year to examine a bill that seeks to make substantial changes to the permitting system in place for the use of State lands and waters. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.