Five Alaska state senators, including Southeast Alaska Sens. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, released a joint statement Tuesday announcing the formation of a Senate Coastal Caucus.
Egan and Stedman are joining Sens. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak; Donny Olson, D-Golovin; and Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna to constitute the caucus.
Stedman said Alaska’s coastal senators have worked together in the past, but that this move makes that affiliation into a more formal organization within the Senate majority caucus, of which all five senators are members.