NEWS: Democratic Legislators Introduce Pro-Public School Bill Package

JUNEAU – Today, House and Senate Democratic legislators announced a suite of legislation designed to strengthen public schools and help all Alaskan students succeed. The package of legislation is designed to promote excellence and increase options for students within the public school system while maintaining accountability and reversing cuts to student services.

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ADVISORY: Democratic Legislators to Hold Press Conference on Suite of Education Legislation

JUNEAU – Today, House and Senate Democratic legislators announced they will hold a press conference tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to introduce a suite of pro-public school legislation. The package of legislation would ensure public schools have the resources they need to succeed, families have more educational options within the public school system, and schools are accountable to students, parents, and employers who demand educational success for all students.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Alaska’s Finances Fall into Ruin while Oil Companies Make Blockbuster Profits

The final session of the 28th Alaska Legislature is well underway. As we wrestle with such issues as a constitutional amendment change to allow state funding of private schools, or whether Alaska should become an investment partner in a future gas pipeline, it is critical that we also stay focused on Alaska’s fiscal situation.

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NEWS: Guarantee the PFD: Committee Hears Democrats’ Constitutional Amendment

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) presented a constitutional amendment to enshrine the Permanent Fund Dividend program in the Alaska Constitution to the House State Affairs Committee.

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