JUNEAU – Today, Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) and House Democratic Whip Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) pre-filed legislation to create a “taxpayer receipt,” giving Alaskans more information about state finances.Read more
JUNEAU – Today, Democratic legislators in the Alaska state House and Senate announced legislation to reauthorize and make permanent the Senior Benefits Program, currently set to expire June 30, 2015.Read more
Today, Anchorage Legislative Caucus co-chair Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) invited Anchorage residents to come share their ideas, concerns, and experiences with Anchorage-area legislators in the Alaska state House and Senate this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Loussac Library. In addition to public testimony, the meeting will include brief presentations on ongoing and proposed state projects in and around Anchorage.Read more
Oil Wealth Giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts ability to replenish savings later
A small budget is not surprising, but the lost opportunities for Alaskans and inability to replenish state savings accounts due to recent changes to the state’s oil tax will cost Alaska in the future, said House Democratic leadership today in response to Governor Parnell’s proposed budget.Read more
This is a great time for home cooks (and enthusiastic eaters). But it’s also a time to reflect on, and give thanks for, our blessings.
One hundred and fifty years before America was founded, European Christians set sail to search for religious freedom. Landing at Plymouth Rock they suffered death, disease, starvation and terrible accidents. Fewer than half survived their first winter.Read more
I hope this Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, you will join me in taking a moment to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much in defense of our nation and our freedoms.
I would also like to bring to your attention the 12th annual meeting, dinner, & auction which will raise funds for the Alaska Veterans Museum this Saturday.Read more
Today, Democratic legislators released the following statements in reaction to the Alaska Pipeline Project’s announcement that it selected the area around Nikiski as the lead site for the proposed large-diameter Alaska LNG project’s natural gas liquefaction plant and terminal.Read more
Tomorrow evening Senator Mark Begich will be hosting a town hall meeting at Campbell Elementary School in our area. If you have school-aged children or are concerned about education, I hope you will consider joining me at the following event.Read more