As a lot of you know it’s campaign season, and Legislative Ethics recommend that legislators take a 30-day break from sending out mass electronic and hard copy newsletters before the general election. This is to ensure that state resources are not being spent on political campaign mailings. If you need to reach me, I am available by phone, email, Facebook, or scheduled office visits, so please don’t hesitate to reach out during this 30-day break!Read more
Reminder that the Municipality of Anchorage is holding a meeting today to discuss the Anchorage School District Bus Barn relocation. One of the sites is behind Benny Benson Secondary School off of Campbell Airstrip Road and may impact people who live near there.Read more
The Municipality of Anchorage’s is looking to move the Anchorage School District Bus Barn. One of the sites is behind Benny Benson Secondary School off of Campbell Airstrip Road and may impact people who live near there.Read more
SB 208 March as Sobriety Awareness Month is now law! SB 208, sponsored by Senator Berta Gardner, creates an opportunity to celebrate sobriety as a healthy lifestyle. Addiction costs the State of Alaska over $3 billion a year not to mention the toll it takes on families. I was proud to partner with Senator Gardner on this important issue and carry the House companion bill.Read more
In 2017, after hearing about the way that health care costs were bankrupting families, crowding out profits and wage growth in the private sector, and forcing state budgets upward, I introduced legislation to make the price of the most commonly provided health care services available to the public.Read more
Anchorage – On Friday, officials from the administration of Alaska Governor Bill Walker, health-policy advocate Dr. Alan Gross, and several patient-advocates joined Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center to highlight the importance of preserving protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.Read more
Anchorage – Federal protections for patients with preexisting health conditions have been recently threatened on multiple levels. A rollback of these protections would have serious negative impacts on the Alaska economy and limit access to medical care for more than a quarter of all Alaskans.
On Friday June 22nd, lawmakers, state government officials, medical professionals, and patients will hold a joint press conference to discuss what potential changes would mean for Alaska.
Speakers will be available to answer questions following initial presentations.
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Juneau – After a flurry of legislative action, the Alaska House of Representatives joined the Alaska Senate in adjourning the Second Session of the 30th Alaska Legislature sine die early Sunday morning. Members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition reflected on the legislative achievements of the session.Read more