Category - Rep. Harriet Drummond

Rep. Drummond's Newsletter

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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Rep. Drummond's Newsletter

Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: Special Session Update

After negotiating over the Memorial Day weekend, the Legislature passed a $4.6 billion operating budget. This is a reduction of $500 million from last year. We also passed one of the smallest capital budgets in state history. Nearly $3.2 billion comes from the Constitutional Budget Reserve, the state’s savings account. The session now can be laser-focused on a fiscal plan, before our savings are depleted.

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Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: Budget Closeouts: It’s not pretty

Closeouts? This is the part of the budget process when the Finance subcommittees finalize their changes to the budget Governor Walker submitted. This process can get a little squirrely, and there is ample opportunity for the chair of the subcommittee to amend the governor's budget to include pretty sweeping cuts. After the subcommittees meet, they add to and subtract from the governor's budget, they then amend their recommendations and send them on to the full House Finance Committee. This is the Legislature's first step in passing a budget, and I am already pretty concerned with what I see.

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Rep. Harriet Drummond

Toll-Free +1 800 922-3875

STAFF:
Kristin Kranendonk
+1 (907) 465-5232
Legislative Aide
Kristin.Kranendonk@akleg.gov
Joanna Schultz
+1 (907) 465-3875
Legislative Aide
Joanna.Schultz@akleg.gov
Patrick Fitzgerald
+1 (907) 465-3875
Legislative Aide
Patrick.Fitzgerald@akleg.gov

Capitol: January-April

Address: Room 108 Capitol Bldg.
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 907 465-3875
FAX: +1 907 465-4588
Email: rep.harriet.drummond@akleg.gov

Anchorage: May-December

Address: 1500 W Benson Blvd
                 Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: +1 907 269-0190
FAX: +1 907 269-0193
Email: rep.harriet.drummond@akleg.gov