JUNEAU — Nearly half the 60-member state Legislature plans to be in Washington, D.C., next week for an Energy Council conference.
Lawmakers defend the annual trip as important given Alaska’s heavy reliance on oil. They say it’s also an opportunity to meet with decision-makers.
At least 28 lawmakers are expected to attend, according to interviews and lists provided by the majority offices.
They are Reps. Craig Johnson, Carl Gatto, Eric Feige, Reggie Joule, Anna Fairclough, Chris Tuck, Paul Seaton, Lance Pruitt, Neal Foster, Tammie Wilson, Bob Lynn, Alan Austerman, Berta Gardner, Scott Kawasaki and Dan Saddler and Sens. Gary Stevens, John Coghill, Fred Dyson, Johnny Ellis, Cathy Giessel, Lyman Hoffman, Lesil McGuire, Linda Menard, Donny Olson, Joe Paskvan, Bert Stedman, Joe Thomas and Tom Wagoner.