For the first time in four years, we finished the second regular session of the 30th State Legislature in less than 121 days, and the Governor has no plans to call a special session. Thank you to everyone who contacted me during the session. Your emails, letters, phone calls, messages, and visits to Juneau and Anchorage helped me effectively represent the priorities and values our West Anchorage community.Read more
On Monday, we pause from our busy summer schedules to honor the men and women of our armed forces who bravely served our country and sacrificed their lives to uphold our nation’s values and defend our freedom. As we observe this day, we remember our fallen service members and pay tribute to all they have given.Read more
Early Sunday morning, the legislature adjourned after passage of the FY19 operating budget, which prioritizes public safety, public education, economic growth, and includes a $1,600 PFD. The FY19 state operating budget, House Bill 286, totals $6.27 billion in General Fund (GF) dollars (including Permanent Fund Dividends). This is about $1.87 billion less than FY15, or a 23% reduction. The budget incorporates…Read more
Juneau – On the final day of the 30th Alaska Legislature, the Alaska State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to safeguard Alaskans’ access to the civil justice system by creating a stable and sustainable mechanism for funding the Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC).Read more
Juneau – After a flurry of legislative action, the Alaska House of Representatives joined the Alaska Senate in adjourning the Second Session of the 30th Alaska Legislature sine die early Sunday morning. Members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition reflected on the legislative achievements of the session.Read more
This Sunday, we honor and celebrate family: Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers and women who, each and every day, provide love and support to their children and families.Read more
Juneau – Today, the Alaska legislature passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to improve public safety and provide safer neighborhoods and communities for Alaska’s families.Read more
Juneau – Today, the Alaska Senate passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to address community concerns and improve public safety.
House Bill 312 was introduced in response to reports from Alaska hospitals of an increase in workplace violence over the past year. As the legislation moved toward final passage, the bill was amended to provide additional tools to law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges.