EVENT: Armed Forces General Officers to Answer Questions from Capitol Press Corps This Afternoon

Juneau – Joint Armed Services Committee (JASC) Co-Chairs Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Senator Mia Costello (R-Anchorage) will host Alaska’s General Officers of the Armed Forces for questions from the press this afternoon at 1:15 p.m. in the Speaker’s Chambers.

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EVENT: Armed Forces General Officers to Answer Questions from Capitol Press Corps

Juneau – Joint Armed Services Committee (JASC) Co-Chairs Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Senator Mia Costello (R-Anchorage) will host Alaska’s General Officers of the Armed Forces for questions from the press on Thursday, March 23rd.

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VIDEO: March 16th Press Availability

Video of the Alaska House Majority Coalition’s March 16th, 2017 press availability.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Operating Budget Debate and Constituent Meeting

As it passed the House Finance Committee, of which I am a member, next year’s Operating Budget cut $61 million to agency operations from last year’s budget. The budget forward funds education for next year and guarantees a PFD of $1,150 for eligible Alaskans.

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EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Seaton, Kawasaki, and Drummond

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), Finance Committee member Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), and Education Committee Chair Rep. Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage).

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Mark Your Calendars! Public Testimony on Budget Next Week!

As the 90-day legislative session nears the halfway point, the House is closing in on the budget and spending priorities. House Finance Subcommittees considered proposals to eliminate, modify or enhance items based on the Constitution and input from Alaskans. The House Finance Committee will consider subcommittee recommendations and take statewide public testimony next week before making final changes and ratifying a budget.

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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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