NEWS: House Finance Committee Seeks Public Comments on Senate Bill 54

Juneau – The House Finance Committee will meet on Saturday and Monday to accept public testimony on Senate Bill 54, making additional reforms to Alaska’s criminal justice system. The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee late Thursday night and has been referred to the House Finance Committee.

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NEWS: Members of Coalition Leadership are Coming to Fairbanks for a Townhall

Fairbanks – The Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives will join Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) for a legislative townhall in Fairbanks on Sunday, October 8th. The townhall will also include Majority Whip Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) and House Resources Committee Co-Chair Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage).

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VIDEO: April 15th House Majority Press Availability

Video of the Alaska House Majority Coalition’s April 11th, 2017 press availability.

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NEWS: Press Availability Lineup Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Tuck, Kawasaki, and Grenn

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Speaker’s Chambers. The availability will allow members of the coalition to answer question from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: POST ELECTION NEWS – A New Bi-Partisan Coalition

I am happy to report that with the election now over, we have a significant shift in the balance within the House of Representatives. 16 members of the Independent Democratic Caucus and 5 members of the Musk-Ox group (moderate Republicans and 2 rural Democrats) have joined to form a Bi-partisan Coalition in the House. I could not be more enthusiastic about the promise of what we can now get done in the House as the majority working together for the good of our state.

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NEWS: Leadership of New House Majority Will Hold a Press Availability This Afternoon

Anchorage – A new majority caucus has formed in the Alaska House of Representatives.  The leadership of the new caucus will hold a press availability this afternoon.

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NEWS: The Late Rep. Max Gruenberg’s Final Bill Passes the Alaska Legislature, With a Little Help From His Friends

Juneau – Today, House Bill 147 passed the Alaska Senate by a unanimous vote. Earlier this month, the bill passed the Alaska House of Representatives, also by a unanimous vote. The bill was the brainchild of the late Rep. Max Gruenberg who passed away suddenly in February at the age of 72 while still in office. Rep. Liz Vazquez (R-Anchorage) sponsored HB 147, which does several things including allowing the well-being of pets to be considered by courts in divorce proceedings. Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) was appointed to the District 16 seat held by Rep. Gruenberg and she quickly became a co-sponsor of HB 147.

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