News and Press
Juneau – Joint Armed Services Committee (JASC) Co-Chairs Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Senator Mia Costello (R-Anchorage) will host Alaska’s General Officers of the Armed Forces for questions from the press this afternoon at 1:15 p.m. in the Speaker’s Chambers.
JUNEAU – Recognizing the importance of ingenuity and creativity in building a strong economy, members of the Alaska State Legislature have formed a caucus centered on moving Alaska’s economy forward through innovation. The Alaska Innovation Caucus (AKIC) will foster a culture of entrepreneurship and support small business development across our state.
Video of the Alaska House Majority Coalition's March 21st, 2017 press availability.
Juneau – Earlier today, legislation to protect the ability of visitors to the Denali National Park to see wolves in the wild was advanced out of the House Resources Committee. House Bill 105, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), seeks to create an area along the eastern border of the Denali National Park that is closed to the hunting and trapping of wolves.
Thank you to all who stopped by the Jewel Lake Kaladi for coffee and conversation last Saturday! It was great to be back in the neighborhood and talk face-to-face about the issues most important to you. I look forward to the next time I can meet with you in Anchorage, but until then, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I wanted to let you know about three things. One is obvious. There is an inverse relationship between the number of nights and weekends we are working, and the number of newsletters I can write! I’ll try to do better. Now the two important matters…
Stay Informed! The most important thing to me is that every person has the opportunity to be involved in the conversation about how we run our state.
While basketball March Madness goes on around the state (and Nation!) the legislature is also in the midst of our own “march madness” working on the budget, advancing legislation, and holding mid-session constituent meetings. Last week the State House considered amendments on the House floor five days in a row with over 32 hours of floor debate.