ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Superior Court issued an order Thursday evening that ruled against the governor’s attempt to reject the Legislature’s forward funding of K-12 education.
As our daily sunlight dwindles away, so do hopes for a third special session focused on the Permanent Fund and PFDs. Until recently, I thought a compromise was possible that would allow lawmakers to go back to work to find long-term solutions about how to best use the earnings of the $64 billion Alaska Permanent Fund. However, with no easy path forward and an apparent unwillingness by many to reengage on the issue, another special session this year seems very unlikely.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918 that marked the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday in 1938. In 1954, President…
This has been a very busy year. Now it’s time to catch up and share more about what we’ve been working on, on your behalf, this year. Over the next few weeks we will catch up on personal legislation, constituent meetings, conferences, speaking engagements, awards, and plans for next year. We sent our end of session newsletter in September, but with limited space in the newsletter I wanted to share a bit more about my five bills that passed this session.