80-90% of Alaska’s budget comes from oil and gas revenues. So, it’s not surprising that much of what the Legislature addresses deals with oil and gas. In this newsletter, I’ll talk a little about some of the oil and gas issues we are and could be facing this session. More detail will follow as session progresses.Read more
Hello again from Juneau. We are well into the legislative session and there’s a lot of work to be done down here to create more opportunities for Alaskans. The first couple committee hearings were mostly overviews from appropriate experts and leaders, but the real action is starting to heat up. Please read below for more details.Read more
Sauntering Through The Session?
Richard Foster was, in my estimation anyway, the funniest man who ever served in the Alaska Legislature. And one of his favorite sayings was: The legislative session starts slowly – and after that gets … slower.Read more
Protecting Wild Salmon, Demanding Excellence in Education, Giving through the PFD, Meeting Constituents in FairbanksRead more
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
One of the things I enjoy most as your legislator is meeting with people in my district to hear their concerns and look for solutions.
The legislative session is well underway. Budget subcommittees are busy dissecting department budgets and legislation is beginning to go through the process.Read more
Today finishes out the third week of the legislative session. I put together the attached guide to citizen participation to help you participate in government at the local, state and federal levels.Read more
I ran into an old friend of mine in the Capitol on Wednesday. The encounter was not accidental. I’m not 100 percent sure why Ron Pollock was in town, but he was in the Speaker’s Chambers to receive a legislative citation – and an Alaska flag that had flown over the Capitol.Read more