This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
The news Nov. 8 that Alaska Sens. Bert Stedman of Sitka and Gary Stevens of Kodiak have joined the Alaska Senate Republican Majority Caucus is good for the Senate and all of Alaska.
Their inclusion in the GOP caucus brings a wealth of legislative experience to the group that will be controlling the flow of Senate business during the next two years.
Stedman in particular has a deep understanding of the complex oil and gas issues that will dominate the upcoming legislative session.