NEWS: Rep. Gara to Speak at a Foster Youth Conference in Anchorage

Anchorage – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage), an advocate for reforms to Alaska’s overburdened foster care system, will speak tomorrow at Alaska’s annual conference for volunteers who work with foster youth. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are volunteers from across the state who represent children in foster care cases with a goal of helping make sure they have the best chance to succeed in life.

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Rep. Kito’s September 12th Newsletter: Southeast Conference

Southeast Conference is meeting in Haines next week. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with other leaders in Southeast to learn about activities that promote strong economies, healthy communities, and a quality environment in Southeast Alaska. I will be there representing the district to make sure your voices are heard.

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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: No Progress and No Communication on Linchpin to a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan

Juneau – The members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) have consistently insisted that any plan to address Alaska’s ongoing fiscal crisis be comprehensive in nature and include reform to our flawed oil and gas subsidy system that is costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars. House Bill 247 remains the linchpin to a successful fiscal plan, yet the Conference Committee has not met during the 4th Special Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. House Resources Committee member Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) represents the AIDC on the Conference Committee and is the only member of the conference committee that originally voted yes on the compromise House bill that passed with bipartisan support.

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NEWS: Rep. Ortiz Will Attend Southeast Conference Annual Meeting in Prince Rupert, British Columbia

ANCHORAGE – Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) will be attending the Southeast Conference Annual Meeting next week in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The meeting will feature researchers, business owners, and political leaders from across Southeast Alaska and Western Canada. 

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ADVISORY: House and Senate Democrats Response to the State of the Budget

JUNEAU – House and Senate Democratic leaders Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and Sen. Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) will be joined by Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) in addressing the media immediately following the House and Senate Majority’s response to the Governor’s State of the Budget address Thursday night.

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ADVISORY: House and Senate Democrats to Celebrate Roe v. Wade Anniversary and Discuss Women’s Health and Safety Legislation

JUNEAU – Several Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate will honor the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision with a press conference Thursday, January 22 at the State Capitol. The Senators and Representatives will also announced their women’s issues agenda and discuss women’s health and safety legislation they plan to introduce during the first session of the new 29th Alaska Legislature.

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NEWS: Legislators Propose Legislation to Improve Safety in the Alaska National Guard, Update the Alaska Military Code, and Expand Opportunities for Veteran Employment

ANCHORAGE – Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) are filing a package of legislation to improve the Alaska National Guard and address critical veteran’s issues.

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