Jade Park Fix-It Tomorrow!

During campaign years, ethics rules recommend that legislators take a break from sending out “mass mailings” (both mail and electronic newsletters) within 30 days of a primary or general election. This is to help make sure state resources aren’t used in a way that could be confused with “campaign mailings.”
So, while I am still very much working for the district, this will be my last e-news for a while. That said, please know I’m still here and available, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

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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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Neighborhood Updates: Roads, Rezones, Summer Fun & More!

Attention neighbors! In case you haven’t already heard, a request to rezone the lot at the corner of Arlene and Dimond (across from Skinny Raven) will soon be heard by the Planning & Zoning Commission. The request is to rezone the 6.2 acre lot from a “mixed residential” to a “residential mixed-use” district, allowing compact condos/apartments to be built on top of stores and offices (and at higher density).

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Coalition Members Reflect on the 30th Alaska Legislature

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.

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Rep Grenn Enews update

So, what’s the update from Juneau? While today marks Day 109 of the legislative session, and despite my hope we would have finished by now, I very much believe the House and Senate are close to adjournment. Both chambers have passed versions of the operating budget, the capital budget is progressing, and a bill funding the education portion of the budget ( HB287 ) was signed into law yesterday .

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