Dunleavy should “Stand Tall” for a fair share for our oil instead of blaming Alaskans

I want to thank everyone who has come forward to tell their stories about how Governor Dunleavy’s budget vetoes will affect our state and the people who call it home. Every legislator has received thousands of emails, phone calls, and personal visits over the past weeks from people who want to tell of how they or someone they care for will be denied the opportunities and services which a functioning society ought to provide to its citizens.

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Survey results are in! Your answers have only strengthened my opposition to Dunleavy’s budget vetoes

Yesterday I joined my colleagues in the Alaska Legislature as we met in joint session to vote 37-1 to override the Governor’s $444 million in line item vetoes to the state budget. It is estimated by the Institute of Social and Economic Research that these vetoes will cost Alaska 4,200 jobs as well as threaten to derail Alaska’s precarious economic recovery.

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This Sunday: Stand up for our future!

It is very important to me that your voice is heard loud and clear in the critical budget discussions our state is having while Governor Dunleavy senselessly tries to tear down everything we have worked to build since statehood, while multinational corporations reap enormous profits from our state-owned oil, and while out-of-state workers benefit from our infrastructure without giving anything back in return.

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Legislative Update: A Message from Rep. Harriet Drummond

I am back at the Capitol to serve as your representative in the 31st Alaska Legislature. Things are off to an unusual start this year because no single legislator has yet been able to muster up the minimum 21 votes required to elect a Speaker of the House. Until this happens, many functions of the House, such as the introduction of bills and committee assignments, cannot take place.

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