19 years ago this week
Kendall elected to Assembly
Eagle River’s Dan Kendall was elected to the Anchorage Assembly, filling the seat vacated by Chuck Landers.
Kendall told the Star his main goal for his term is to get the Chugiak-Eagle River Long-Range Transportation Plan finished.
But his first priority, Kendall told the Star, is the budget.
“It’s going to take a long time, and it’s very important right now,” he said.
Proposals concern Sen. Stevens
Sen. Ted Stevens expressed concerns over new proposals from the federal government that he said could threaten everything from oil drilling to wetland development.
“I think the next Congress is going to be one of the most difficult we face because the proposals that the administration will send to Congress will change the basic law that governs the use of federal land in Alaska,” he said during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon at North Slope Restaurant.
Federal lawmakers successfully defeated a health care proposal offered by President Bill Clinton, however, Stevens said reforming the nation’s health care system remains the biggest challenge for Congress.
“It was not the result of gridlock that killed the health care plan,” he said. “”It was a problem of trying to do more than what was needed.”