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Juneau – Today, legislation to extend healthcare coverage to the families of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty officially passed the Alaska State Legislature. House Bill 23, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), passed the Alaska House of Representatives on a unanimous vote in March and a slightly different version of the bill passed the Alaska State Senate last week by a vote of 19-0. The Alaska House formally concurred with the Senate changes to the bill earlier today.
Juneau – Last night over 100 Alaskans provided public testimony to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on the proposed Education Funding Act, one of the four pillars of the comprehensive fiscal plan put forward by the Alaska House Majority Coalition. A significant majority of those who testified spoke in favor of House Bill 115 and maintaining Alaska’s commitment to public education and the University of Alaska. HB 115 passed the Alaska House of Representatives earlier this month and is under consideration in the Alaska State Senate.
Video of the Alaska House Majority Coalition's April 25th, 2017 press availability with Reps. Tuck, Josephson, Spohnholz and Wool.
Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning that will include House Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), House Resources Committee Co-chair Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), House Energy Committee Chair Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks), and House Health and Social Services Committee Chair Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage)
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to my constituent meeting last Saturday evening. It was great to connect with the hardworking people of Fairbanks and hear your thoughts. In case you missed the event, you can check out the slideshow I presented with Commissioner Hoffbeck here.
I’d like to say I’m involved in some sort of amazingly heroic battle to protect the world. That would be very cool. People like that end up on posters and playing cards. Maybe they get their own emoji, or even a reality TV show.
I apologize for the late notice, but I wanted to make you all aware that the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee is hearing public testimony on HB 115 this evening, April 25th, at 6 p.m.
This week there are two important bills up for public. I have shared the details for public testimony on these bill since many of you have expressed interest in them. Click the pic for an up-to-date schedule of opportunity for public testimony. The calendar is often updated, so keep checking to stay up to the minute on any changes.