Rep. Claman’s May 19th Newsletter: Governor Calls Special Session and Anchorage Constituent Hours

On Wednesday evening, the legislature adjourned without an agreement on a budget, a restructuring of the Permanent Fund, or revenue measures to address the state’s $2.7 billion deficit. Shortly after adjourning, the Governor called the legislature into a special session to continue our work.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Passes Update to Criminal Justice Reform

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Legislature continued ongoing criminal justice reform efforts by passing a bill containing vital improvements and clarifications to recent statutes. Senate Bill 55, carried in the House by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), is the next step in a process that began four years ago during the Parnell administration when Alaska began actively reevaluating the way we handle crime.

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Rep. Claman’s May 13th Newsletter: Happy Mother’s Day!

Providing love and support to our families is the some of the most important work we can do. This weekend, we take time to say thank you: Happy Mother’s Day to the women who, each and every day, help raise, love, and do right by our children and families.

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Rep. Claman’s May 5th Newsletter: Approved Legislation and Cleanup Week

The voter mandated 90th day of session has come and gone, and we’re still working with the Senate on a responsible action plan for Alaska. The House and Senate continue to discuss all four pillars of the House’s responsible action plan, and both the House and Senate have passed several good pieces of legislation.

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NEWS: Rep. Claman Hosting Q&A Forum to Discuss Current Status of Bill Related to Licensure of Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Juneau – Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation relating to the licenses for Alaska’s manicurists and nail technicians. House Bill 222 repeals burdensome 2015 legislation, which required all manicurists to meet the standards of an advanced manicurist.

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Rep. Claman’s April 28th Newsletter: Budget Updates

Today marks the 102nd day of the session. The House has passed its four-pillared responsible action plan to the Senate for consideration. As the House hears additional legislation, the budget remains our top priority and we’re committed to working together with the Senate.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Legislation to Support Alaska Manicurists

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to repeal harmful statutes which disadvantage small Alaska businesses. House Bill 222 removes unreasonable and unnecessary manicurist licensing requirements; allowing experienced manicurists to continue to practice without re-taking a training course as part of their license renewal.

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