NEWS: Guttenberg Hails Veteran Cemetery Process

Rep. David Guttenberg Representative David Guttenberg (D-Interior/Wade Hampton) today praised news that officials of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) signed a land sales agreement to dedicate 320 acres near Fairbanks as Alaska’s Interior Veterans Cemetery.  A long-time advocate for an Interior cemetery, Rep. Guttenberg sponsored the 2005 bill designating the new facility and directing DMVA to construct it.  That measure ultimately led to passage of a similar bill in 2009, sponsored by Senator Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla), establishing the cemetery and creating the Alaska Veterans Cemetery Fund.
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NEWS: House Democrats Congratulate Arctic Appointees

Alaska’s Democratic State Representatives today congratulated former Lieutenant Governor, Alaska Representative, University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor, and Juneau Mayor Fran Ulmer, along with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. (Ret.) on the announcement of their appointments to serve the United States on Arctic issues.
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NEWS: Guttenberg Pushes for Action on Natural Gas

Rep. David Guttenberg FAIRBANKS- At a public meeting yesterday, Representative David Guttenberg (D-Interior/Wade Hampton) asked the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) to investigate the immediate creation of a pilot program for Interior residents to convert to natural gas. Such a program, as envisioned by Rep. Guttenberg, would allow for small batches of residents to convert to natural gas at a discounted rate in anticipation of gas being trucked to Fairbanks.
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