NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: Back on the job!

Week one of Alaska’s 30th State Legislature is officially in the books! The election of Rep. Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham as the first Alaska Native Speaker of the House and passing the torch to the new Alaska House Majority Coalition went honored to be sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott with my friends and colleagues Geran Tarr, Les Gara and Andy Josephson. We spontaneously engaged in a group hug after taking the oath of office!

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NEWS: New House Majority Caucus Announces Committee Chairs for the 30th Alaska Legislature

Anchorage – The 22 members of the new House Majority Caucus in the Alaska House of Representatives have selected a bipartisan group of lawmakers to chair the committees that will addresses needed legislation during the upcoming 30th Alaska Legislature, which begins in January.

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NEWS: Lawmakers Put Aside Party Labels to Form a New House Majority

The Goal is to Solve Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis and End the Partisan Dysfunction in Juneau FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9,

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NEWS: Leadership of New House Majority Will Hold a Press Availability This Afternoon

Anchorage – A new majority caucus has formed in the Alaska House of Representatives.  The leadership of the new caucus will hold a press availability this afternoon.

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NEWS: Reps. Tarr, Drummond, and Spohnholz Welcome News of a Federal Grant to Process Untested Rape Kits in Alaska

Anchorage – Representatives Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) release the following statements in response to the announcement that the State of Alaska is receiving a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to process over 1,000 sexual assault kits collected by the Alaska State Troopers. The grant money will also fund a prosecuting attorney and investigator.

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NEWS: Knik Arm Bridge Should Be Removed from Transportation Priority List

Anchorage – Representatives Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) encourage the public to comment on the need to stop wasteful spending on the proposed Knik Arm Crossing project. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is accepting public comments until Friday, August 19th on whether the roughly $2 billion bridge project should be removed from the current state transportation priority list.

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