NEWS: Lawmakers Selected to Update Harassment Policies for the Alaska Legislature

Anchorage – Six members of the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate have been appointed to a subcommittee tasked with reviewing and recommending updates to the harassment policies for the Alaska State Legislature. The Sexual and Other Workplace Harassment Policy Subcommittee will work under the umbrella of the Alaska Legislative Council, Chaired by Rep. Sam Kito (D-Juneau).

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Rep. Seaton’s March 20th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 63rd day of session. Last week the House spent the majority of our time on the floor debating the budget. 134 amendments were submitted; in the last 15 years we have seen no more than 32 floor amendments to the budget. A few of the amendments were adopted. Many of those that failed were proposed cuts to budget allocations without acknowledging the effect the cuts would have, such as reducing substance abuse services.

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NEWS: Juneau Delegation Applauds Capital City Preparations for Special Session

Juneau legislators announced the capital city has space set aside for use as legislative chambers and committee rooms throughout the special session. As work begins on the seismic upgrades to the Capitol itself, the city has space dedicated for chambers and committee rooms for the legislature through at least the end of May.

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Rep. Kito’s Newsletter: Southeast Spotlight: budgets, health care, and capitol creep

As we work our way through session, we have been fortunate to be able to visit with many constituents and advocacy groups. Thank you to those of you who have contacted us and come by our office. We appreciate hearing from you. Here’s where we find ourselves on the 35th legislative day.

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