Alaska is in tough times, facing tough decisions on how to fund essential government services and programs. But whatever our way forward, one thing is certain: We have to guarantee a sustainable PFD for Alaskans.Read more
Republicans, Democrats and Independents, many of great intelligence, and sadly fewer with great desires to reach compromise, need to get their act together. Fast. Today’s Alaska is more important than November’s election.Read more
Greetings from Juneau on this 49th day of the session. House Finance held 3 days of public testimony last week for the operating budget. Thank you to everyone from District 31 who called and emailed their suggestions. We had 213 people call and email over the three days. The top issues were: full funding for the University, K-12, and early education programs; increasing the number of….Read more
The House Finance Committee began taking public testimony on HB 286—the Op-erating Budget—and HB 285—the Mental Health Budget—yesterday. We in the Alaska House Majority Coalition support an FY19 budget that upholds the quality of the services and programs the state provides for its citizens.Read more
This Friday, I will be hosting a constituent meeting from 4-6pm at the Legislative Information Office (LIO) In Fairbanks. The LIO is located at 1292 Sadler Way, which is across from Home Depot on the 3rd Floor of the Alaska USA building. It’s where all the Interior Delegation legislators’ offices are located.Read more
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our constituent meeting this past weekend. I was so happy to see dozens of neighbors, who had to deal with several inches of new snow and slippery roads, come out to join us for a conversation on neighborhood priorities and get an update on what we’re working on in the Capitol. Topics brought up by neighbors ranged from….Read more
Starting today, Thursday, March 1st, the House Finance Committee is hearing public testimony on the operating budget. We legislators hope to hear from you.Read more
I will be in Anchorage this weekend for two public meetings: Anchorage Caucus and a Mid-Session Constituent Coffee. We hope to see you on Saturday!
Meanwhile, the House Finance Committee will begin taking public testimony on the operating budget this week.