PRESS AVAILABILITY: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Press Availability on Tuesday

Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) will hold a press availability Tuesday to introduce Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) as the newest member of the Alaska House of Representatives. AIDC Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) will also be available to answer questions on the progress of the 2nd Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.

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NEWS: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Selects a New Minority Whip to Replace the Late Rep. Max Gruenberg

Juneau – The 13 members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) have chosen Representative Sam Kito (D-Juneau) as the new Minority Whip. Rep. Kito replaces the late Rep. Max Gruenberg, who passed away last month while in office, as the Minority Whip. The Whip is the second highest leadership position within the Coalition.

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NEWS: Democrats in the Alaska House of Representatives Will Quickly Consider Governor Walker’s Choice for House District 16 State Representative

Juneau – The Democrats in the Alaska House of Representatives will meet as soon as possible to deliberate on Governor Walker’s choice of Ivy Spohnholz to replace the late Representative Max Gruenberg as the Representative for House District 16.

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NEWS: Memorial Services Scheduled for Rep. Max Gruenberg

Juneau – Two memorial services have been scheduled for Representative Max Gruenberg, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 72.  The first memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 21 at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Juneau.  The second memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25 at Temple Beth Sholom in Anchorage.  The public is invited to attend the memorial services to show their respect for Rep. Gruenberg.

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NEWS: House and Senate Minorities Propose Creating a Caucus of the Whole in the Alaska Legislature

Juneau – Last Friday was the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Alaska Constitution.  The convention in Fairbanks featured 55 Alaskans, elected from all regions and walks of life.  These far-thinking delegates came together as one and crafted a document that has guided not only the state government, but also Alaska’s institutions and people.  The constitutional example is being followed today by the Alaska Senate Democrats and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition as they propose a new structure for the 29th Alaska Legislature.

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PRESS ADVISORY: Joint Minority Press Conference Scheduled for Monday Morning

Juneau — Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) and Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) Leader Rep. Tuck (D-Anchorage) will hold a press conference Monday to address the media. The press conference will be held at 10 a.m. in the Butrovich Room of the State Capitol in Juneau.

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NEWS: Alaska House of Representatives Unanimously Approves Code of Military Justice for the Alaska National Guard

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska State House of Representatives passed legislation that reforms the Alaska National Guard by creating a Code of Military Justice. House Bill 126 provides a framework of processes and consequences for members of the Alaska National Guard who violate military rules and orders.

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