Rep. Andy Josephson’s Newsletter: Northern Access U-Med Road Meeting

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Tomorrow, October 8th from 5:30 – 7:00pm, please join me along with Senators Wielechowski, Gardner, and Ellis, and Representatives Tarr and Gruenberg for a Town Hall meeting regarding the Northern Access Road project in the East High School commons area. (PARKING MAY BE CHALLENGING BECAUSE OF A TUESDAY NIGHT RACE SERIES EVENT, ALSO BEING HELD AT EAST HIGH SCHOOL).

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Marketplace: Online Health Insurance

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This morning, Alaska’s online health insurance market debuted. Today, Alaskans can shop online for private insurance to meet the requirements of the new federal health care law. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has become muddled and confusing since its original enactment in 2010. Most recently, rhetoric on the government shutdown and postponement of the law creates even more confusion.

It is my job to keep you informed of your options and educated on the major components of the Affordable Care Act as they take effect in the next year. What matters to me is maximizing the benefit of the ACA for Alaskans.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Community Empowerment: Northern Access, UAA, and Pebble

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Tomorrow night’s Assembly meeting will include an opportunity for public testimony on the state grant funds appropriated by the Legislature to the Municipality of Anchorage in the capital budget. These funds include the $20 million dedicated to the Northern Access Road project. The Municipality must pass Resolution No. AR 2013-244, which appropriates State of Alaska grants to various municipal funds and departments.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: North to Alaska: Ventures in the Interior

I have been fortunate all summer to attend many community events, meeting with friends, new and old, from our midtown district as well as the greater Anchorage area. Recently, I took a trip to the Interior to attend the Chena Renewable Energy Fair as part of my duties with the House Special Committee on Energy. While I was in the north country, I had several other meetings to better educate myself on issues facing Alaskans.

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NEWS: “New” Oil Regs a Fool’s Errand, Need More Work and Review

Democratic Legislators highlight big risks in draft Oil Wealth Giveaway regulations

JUNEAU – Today, Alaska Democratic Legislators warned of significant risks, impossible expectations, and the potential for industry to game the system in their official comment letter to the Alaska Department of Revenue on its proposed regulations for Senate Bill 21, the governor’s oil wealth giveaway.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Want to discuss the Northern Access Road?

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I have heard from a great number of you regarding the Northern Access Road project, otherwise known as the Bragaw Bypass Extension. Now is your time to be heard by the State Department of Transportation, the Municipality of Anchorage, and the lead engineering firm on the project, DOWL HKM.

Please do not miss the first public meeting discussing the project this Tuesday August 27th, from 6 to 8pm at East High School (commons area)!

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NEWS: School Ratings Linked to Lack of State Commitment to Education

Performance improving, but budget cuts and annual uncertainty hindering progress

Today, as the State of Alaska released its new school rankings, House Democratic Representatives said school rankings would improve in Alaska if school districts could count on adequate resources from one year to the next.

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