Juneau – Tonight, the Alaska Legislature passed a bill to name Alaska’s teen dating violence awareness and prevention program after a young Alaskan killed in a senseless act of dating violence. The prevention program was initially authorized by the successful passage of the “Alaska Safe Children’s Act” in 2015. The passage of House Bill 214 today changes the name of the program to the “Bree Moore Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Program” to honor the memory of Bree Moore who was killed by her boyfriend in 2014.Read more
This week is expected to be our final week in session and we have passed out some key pieces of legislation. Below is a summary:
SB 26: Permanent Fund Protection Act:
We listened to and addressed much of the public’s concerns in the new version of SB 26 which passed out on Monday. This version of SB 26 limits the amount the Legislature could withdraw from the fund. The funds will be used to pay for both public services and Permanent Fund Dividends.
We are on track to bring the 2018 legislative session to a successful conclusion very soon. As I write this, votes on the final ver-sions of the Operating and Capital Budgets are still pending, and many bills by individu-al lawmakers are passing across both the House and Senate floors.Read more
Day 116: Legislative Session in Final Days
This past week, the legislature made some big decisions necessary to get to the finish line. Here is a quick recap on some of the major issues, where I stand and what else remains before we head home.
Dear friends, neighbors, and fellow Fairbanksans,
Finally, the 30th Alaska State Legislature is winding down and wrapping up. While there are still a few more issues to resolve here in Juneau, including the State budget, this has been a long and productive session. I am proud of what has been accomplished, and optimistic about being able to come home soon.
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 – The Alaska Legislature passed a bill Thursday sponsored by retiring State Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) to update state law related to the burning of forested lands. House Bill 355 passed the Alaska State Senate Thursday after passing the Alaska House of Representatives last month.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