NEWS: House Democrats Congratulate Arctic Appointees

Alaska’s Democratic State Representatives today congratulated former Lieutenant Governor, Alaska Representative, University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor, and Juneau Mayor Fran Ulmer, along with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. (Ret.) on the announcement of their appointments to serve the United States on Arctic issues.

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NEWS: House Democrats Oppose Increased LIO Expenditure

House Democratic Leader Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) today reiterated his caucus’s position regarding yesterday’s Legislative Council vote to authorize increased spending on the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO). 

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NEWS: The ‘Education Session’ that Wasn’t

JUNEAU – Today, on the ninety-fifth and final day of the 28th Alaska Legislature, House Democratic Leader Chris Tuck released the following statement on behalf of the House Democratic Caucus.

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NEWS: Legislature Makes Alaska Native Languages Official State Languages

JUNEAU – Just after 3:00 a.m. this morning, the Alaska Legislature approved legislation (HB 216) making each of the Native languages in Alaska an official language of the state. The Alaska Senate voted 18-2 to approve the measure today in front of dozens of supporters. A spontaneous grassroots sit-in involving well over 100 people started at noon in the Capitol and lasted until 3 a.m. The measure has had tremendous public support throughout the process, including rare applause from supporters in both the Senate and House galleries and impromptu celebrations in the Capitol hallways as the bill moved through the committee process.

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NEWS: Alaska House Votes to Create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day

Day honors Tlingit Elder, Minister, storyteller, scholar, businessman. Today, the Alaska state House of Representatives voted unanimously to set aside November 14 of each year to honor the life and work of Dr. Walter A Soboleff, a revered Tlingit elder who passed away in 2011 at the age of 102.

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NEWS: Democrats Move Pro-Job, Public Education and Cost-Saving Budget Amendments

JUNEAU – Today, Alaska House Democratic legislators offered a series of amendments to the state operating budget to improve public education, promote workforce development, and trim wasteful spending.

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