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House Passes Legislation to Grow Agriculture Industry and Support “Alaska Grown” Product

Juneau – Tonight, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation to increase sales of “Alaska Grown” agricultural and fisheries products. House Bill 217 accomplishes three things; allows the Division of Agriculture to increase “Alaska Grown” marketing, supports farm touring in Alaska, and encourages the State of Alaska, school districts, and municipalities to buy more “Alaska Grown” agricultural and fisheries products.

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Alaska House Passes Bill to Revise Alaska’s Outdated Automotive Dealership Franchise Agreements

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) that updates Alaska statutes dealing with franchise agreements between auto dealers and auto manufacturers and distributors. Senator Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage) has sponsored the companion bill in the Senate with identical provisions.

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Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Tuck, Kawasaki, Spohnholz, and Parish

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include House Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), House Finance Committee Member Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), House Health and Social Services Committee Chair Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), and House Community and Regional Affairs Committee Co-Chair Rep. Justin Parish (D-Juneau).

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House Urges a Coordinated, Statewide Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alaska

Juneau – the Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution acknowledging the negative impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and pledging to consider the concepts of early adversity, toxic stress, and childhood trauma in future policy decisions. House Concurrent Resolution 2 encourages the Governor to work with the Alaska Legislature to create a new statewide policy and to identify funding for new ACEs research.

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