Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives has passed a resolution urging the University of Alaska to keep the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center open to support Alaska’s vital seafood industry. House Concurrent Resolution 8 was put forward by the House Special Committee on Fisheries, chaired by Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak).Read more
Expanding Medicaid coverage would create jobs, boost economy, and protect Alaskans
JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced a resolution encouraging Governor Parnell to accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars for the benefit it will have to the state economy and to thousands of Alaskans.Read more
Link to the sponsor statement for House Concurrent Resolution 8 from the office of Rep. Andy Josephson.Read more
This week I wanted to send out a quick update on the Operating Budget that passed the House this week. The Operating Budget will now be passed to the Senate for their amendments.
In reaction to the devastating events in Japan we are all sending our thoughts and wishes to those across the ocean. Please check out the section on what do to in an earthquake.Read more
New procedures go too far, sacrifice dignity
JUNEAU – Today, The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution (HCR8) by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) urging the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to end its recently implemented invasive pat-down procedures and immediately revert to its prior, less invasive, protocol. Representative Sharon Cissna (D-Anchorage), who recently earned national attention for refusing to participate in a TSA pat-down, co-authored the resolution.Read more