Congratulations to the Iditarod mushers who have finished and those still on the trail! Dog mushing is an amazing extreme sport and my hat goes off to all the teams that entered both the Iditarod and the Yukon Quest this year.Read more
Consider the following:
Alaska has a longer coastline than all other U.S. States combined. Two of our largest industries, oil and fishing, are centered near our coastal areas. In many ways, Alaska’s future is closely tied to the rights we hold to coastal resources– as well as to the responsibilities we accept to manage these resources wisely.Read more
The House passed an $8.9-billion operating budget last week. The Senate Finance Committee will hear the budget next and will be taking public testimony next week. It is important that you have your say! The Senate will hear from thousands of Alaskans on every budget item and use the information to amend the current budget as necessary.Read more
Is that Sean Parnell or Daddy Warbucks?
The powerful House Finance Committee, of which I am a weak and insignificant member, is almost through its first week of wrestling with House Bill 110, Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to give $10 billion to the oil industry because – well, because he wants to.Read more
I just received notice that Anchorage and MatSu are receiving a hefty amount of fresh snow.
The State Department of Transportation has assured legislators that they have all available plows out to clear state-maintained roads for safe travel as soon as possible.Read more
It’s time to “walk the talk” on fiscal conservatism
JUNEAU – Rep. Mike Doogan (D-Anchorage) filed legislation today to deposit $10 billion in the Alaska Permanent Fund.Read more
Things are happening at a furious pace here. Actually, I just wanted to write that because I think “furious pace” sounds impressive. Please picture me with rolled up sleeves moving around furiously, even though I’d feel weird about doing that. I’ve never been big about rolling up work shirt sleeves.Read more
Mark Your calendar
Constituent Meeting is coming up.
From noon until 2:00 PM
At the Noel Wien Public Library