Sen. Giessel cross-sponsors HB 96, subsidizing Alaska Pioneer Home rates

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Senate President Cathy Giessel of Anchorage is the lone Republican senator to sign as a cosponsor of a bill lowering the rates at the Alaska Pioneer Homes.

House Bill 96 would put the retirement home rates in statute, rather than allowing the State to establish rates via regulation.

The Alaska Pioneers Homes, with about 500 residents in all, are unique to Alaska. They began in 1913 with the original site in Sitka established for indigent elderly miners and loggers. The home was a converted U.S. Marine Corps barrack.

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