Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins’ Newsletter: Tricks and Treats

Bush Caucus is Back

I’ve joined the Bush Caucus. The Bush Caucus has evolved into more of a coastal caucus in recent years, and includes lawmakers from urban communities such as Juneau. But the spirit is the same: advocate the needs of rural and coastal Alaska. Goodness knows it’s a voice that needs to be heard.

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Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins’ Newsletter: From Juneau with Love

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

For the last few weeks, Juneau has had the feel of a college town. I was not surprised to discover that many veterans of the legislature wryly refer to the months between January and May as the legislative “semester.”

I can appreciate the parallels with college. The uptempo pace of the Capitol is fueled by caffeine, gossip, and constant cramming – for the next hearing, press conference, or floor session. The Capitol is exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure.

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