Note from Rep. Gara: Part 1 of 2: Public Testimony Coming Soon

I’m a little frazzled from having way less fun than you might think legislators have (prompt: eye roll because you all work hard too!). But I wanted to get you some information between hearings and meetings, and well, work.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Anchorage Caucus Public Hearing this Weekend

Please join me this Saturday to share your thoughts and concerns with all Anchorage legislators. The Anchorage Caucus Public Hearing is this Saturday, February 27 from 11am to 2pm at the Assembly Chambers in the Loussac Library.

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Anchorage Legislative Caucus this Saturday. Also: Memorial Services for Rep. Max Gruenberg

This Saturday, February 27, I will be in Anchorage for a public meeting of the Anchorage Legislative Caucus, and later that day for my regular update on the Legislature to my friends and neighbors in House District 23. This area includes South Midtown Anchorage and the Dimond Business District.

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NEWS: Anchorage Caucus Meeting Scheduled for Saturday

JUNEAU – The Anchorage Legislative Caucus will hold its mid-session public hearing in Anchorage on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Loussac Library in Anchorage.  Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) is the Democratic co-chair of the Anchorage Legislative Caucus.  He will co-chair Saturday’s meeting with Representative Liz Vazquez (R-Anchorage), the Republican co-chair of the caucus.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Saturday’s Constituent Town Hall Meeting and In Loving Memory

Please join us this Saturday, February 20th from 4 – 5pm at West High (Room C252 in the new add-on building) for a constituent town hall meeting with Senator Costello, Greg Razo (Chair of the Criminal Justice Commission), and me!

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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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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Important update for Goldstream Valley

Beginning February 23rd, permafrost researchers will collect airborne electromagnetic data in the Goldstream Valley using a specialized 25 foot long geophysical instrument towed beneath a small civilian helicopter. The helicopter will carry the instrument roughly 100 feet above the ground while collecting data. The Fairbanks Federal Aviation Administration is working closely with the research team to ensure public safety. Aerial surveys will be completed by March 14th.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: House Focuses on Budget

The House voted this week to suspend non-budget related committee hearings. This move allows us to focus on budget topics. Budget subcommittee meetings have been extended and the House Finance Committee is meeting daily. Yesterday, the Finance Committee hosted a “Budget 101,” which is a helpful resource to understanding budget documents. I will keep you as informed as possible as we go through the next few weeks on opportunities for public testimony and other community events.

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