Rep. Herron Recaps Tough Year for Fisheries, Capital Funding

Thursday, April 25 2013

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This month, Alaska’s legislature wrapped up one of the most productive sessions in recent memory, passing 71 bills and a capital budget before gaveling out on time. It’s no exaggeration to say that the laws that were created during this session could drive the future of the state.

It was Rep. Bob Herron's first session legislating for the Aleutian and Pribilof islands, along with the Bethel region. He spoke with KUCB's Lauren Rosenthal to recap the year.

  • Part 1: Introduction and fisheries policy, including salmon bycatch limits and research.
  • Part 2: Education reform bills and rural schools.
  • Part 3: The oil tax overhaul and capital funding for western Alaska.

Vikinggirl on Tuesday, April 30 2013:

I was worried when federal law and state law collided and changed the representation that we have enjoyed with Bryce Edgmon for the years post Carl Moses. I was pleasantly surprised with Bob Herron's sincere interest in our neck of the woods as our new Representative, and his aggressive running game for our region. Well played Mr. Herron!

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