From the Desk of Representative Seaton: March 5, 2018

Greetings from Juneau on this 49th day of the session. House Finance held 3 days of public testimony last week for the operating budget. Thank you to everyone from District 31 who called and emailed their suggestions. We had 213 people call and email over the three days. The top issues were: full funding for the University, K-12, and early education programs; increasing the number of….

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From the Desk of Representative Seaton: February 28, 2018 Public Testimony on the Operating Budget Thursday – Saturday

Greetings from Juneau on this 44th day of the session! I wanted to send out a reminder for public testimony on the Operating Budget which starts Thursday March 1 from 1-3:00pm for District 31. Written testimony may be emailed anytime to HouseFinance@akleg.gov. The subcommittees’ proposed amendments have all been voted on in House Finance and today they were incorporated into new Committee Substitutes for HB 285 Operating Budget and HB 286 Mental health Budget .

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From the Desk of Rep. Seaton, February 19th, 2018: Greetings from Juneau on this 35th day of the session and Happy Presidents Day

Greetings from Juneau on this 35th day of the session and Happy Presidents Day. The losses in the Florida school last week wound my heart. I pray that we can find an effective means to prevent such shootings in Alaska and on the Kenai Peninsula. I am encouraged by the voices of the young people who are speaking out for change.

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From the Desk of Representative Seaton: February 12, 2018

Greetings from Juneau on this 28th day of the session. There are all kinds of reasons to celebrate this week, from Mardi Gras to Valentine’s Day to Elizabeth Peratrovitch Day – have a great week! I was delighted to hear the KBBI report on the community education opportunities through the Homer Library’s Girls Coding class. Click here to hear the giggles and fun girls had while learning!

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Rep. Seaton’s February 5th Newsletter: From the Desk of Representative Seaton

Greetings from Juneau on this 21st day of the session. It’s been a busy week here in windy Juneau. I’m happy to report we are on schedule with the budget. Most everyone is trying to be less confrontational to do our work for Alaskans in a timely manner. The Majority Caucus feels that violence against women is never acceptable. Our call for Rep. Fansler to resign has been satisfied and the Governor and District 38 are in the process of selecting a new Representative. I will be starting my Governor and Legislative finance subcommittees this week. Listen here for my discussion of our early funding for Education during last week’s Majority Press conference.

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