The infrastructure bill gives Alaska a 40% increase in highway funding, more than $100 million to expand broadband and nearly $400 million to improve airports.
Democratic lawmakers want to uncover how the industry spent money on lobbyists and public relations efforts to influence lawmakers and the public by sowing doubts about climate science and the consequences of climate change.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the latest Outside group to launch campaign ads in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race.
Alaska is not a right-to-work state. But with a Republican dominated legislature and executive branch, it is seen as a state where legislation could pass.
Juneau Chamber of Commerce CEO Cathie Roemmich has been selected to serve on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, which advises the national Chamber’s board of directors.
Majority Leader Harry Reid said he wants the Senate to pass its bill by the Fourth of July recess. He promised an open amendment process, complete with votes on all sorts of tweaks to the bill.