News and Press
Homer – Representative Paul Seaton (R-Homer) invites Peninsula community members and neighbors to two public town hall meetings on Thursday, October 5. Rep. Seaton will be joined by Alaska Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney at both events. The first town hall will take place in the Ninilchik Senior Center from 12:00-2:00 p.m., during and after the Senior lunch. The second town hall will take place at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Anchorage – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Facing Foster Care in Alaska founder Amanda Metivier are launching a back-to-school drive to get more laptops to foster youth so they can succeed in school.
Anchorage – Members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition today reacted to Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s press conference announcing his intention to include criminal justice legislation on the call for the October special session (which had previously been dedicated to finding new revenue).
Fairbanks – Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) invites Fairbanks community members and neighbors to a public town hall on Wednesday, September 20, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Noel Wien Public Library. Among many issues to be discussed include details on the 2017 legislative session, the potential October Special Session, the state’s budget deficit, public safety concerns, construction updates, public education and issues raised by President Donald Trump.
Rep. Les Gara, and Facing Foster Care in Alaska founder Amanda Metivier, are launching a Back To School drive to get more laptops to foster youth so they can succeed in school. Gara and Metivier, both former foster youth, founded the Laptops for Foster Youth effort at the suggestion of many youth, who faced barriers to success, and needed online access to schoolwork.
Greetings! I hope you can join me at one of the two town halls I am hosting on October 5 in District 31. Office of Management & Budget Director, Pat Pitney, will also be joining me. I look forward to meeting with you and answering your questions on the state's budget, District 31 issues, and the upcoming Special Session #4.
Today, the Governor announced a special session that will begin on October 23rd. It will focus on revenue and criminal justice reform. Though seemingly unrelated, the recent rise of criminal activity in Alaska is a direct consequence of the fiscal crisis.
Last week Senator Begich and I hosted our fall constituent meeting. The focus was neighborhood public safety. Of course this has been a topic of conversation for our area, as well as throughout Anchorage and around the state.