Legislation to Protect Alaska’s Forested Lands Becomes Law

Fairbanks – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation into law updating the penalties for burning offenses on publicly and privately forested land in Alaska. House Bill 355 was sponsored by Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) and passed the Alaska Legislature this year with significant bipartisan support.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Public Safety Newsletter & Resources

Working together as a community for wise use of our public safety resources, we can continue to improve public safety and provide safer neighborhoods for Alaska’s families. In this newsletter, we have compiled a number of resources to keep you informed of public safety incidents, aware of ways to report crime, and involved in achieving better safety outcomes in our community.

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Fairbanks Fun & Latest Bills Signed into Law

Golden Days, WEIO and FSAF: Fun for all!
Join me this weekend at the 2018 Golden Days festival and experience all the summer fun Fairbanks has to offer! Starting on Saturday, bring your family and friends to the Grand Parade starting at the Carlson Center, down the traditional route to Gaffney/Airport. Then head over to the Street Fair at Golden Heart Plaza. And of course, the annual Rubber Ducky Race will start at 3pm. I hope to see you in the heart of the district!

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Gov. Walker Will Sign Rep. Grenn’s Legislative Ethics Bill

Anchorage – Alaska Governor Bill Walker will sign a bill Thursday evening in Anchorage to strengthen the conflict of interest standards for members of the Alaska Legislature. House Bill 44, sponsored by Representative Jason Grenn (I-Anchorage), also prohibits lawmakers from collecting per diem payments after the 121-day Constitutional deadline for the length of legislative sessions unless the state’s operating budget is passed.

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Join me for coffee on Saturday! Also, Delta Farm Tour, AKLNG update and outdoor recreation

Please join me this Saturday from 10 to 11 am at Yes! Bistro, located in the district at 3801 Debarr Road, for a morning cup of coffee and conversation on issues important to you. It was fantastic to join my colleagues, Rep. George Rauscher, Rep. Harriet Drummond, Rep. Dave Talerico of the House Resources Food Security Subcommittee, along with federal Farm Service Agency Director Brian Scoresby, UAF Cooperative Extension’s Phil Kaspari, Alaska Div…..

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Legislation Signed to Preserve Alaska’s Historic Roadhouses

Anchorage – Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation today that includes measures to protect the growing hospitality industry in Alaska. Senate Bill 45 includes a provision to allow Alaska’s historic roadhouses to continue operating as they have for decades. The provision was originally included in a bill sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) that passed the Alaska House of Representatives but didn’t pass the Alaska State Senate. In the closing hours of the legislative session, the language to protect Alaska’s historic roadhouses was amended into SB 45, a bill that deals with contractors and home builders

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