Rep. Parish’s May 1st Newsletter: BREAKING: DOT Jobs Saved in Juneau

I am pleased to announce that Governor Walker has directed the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to not pursue a feasibility study to support the possibility of fully privatizing the DOT&PF design function. In addition to that, the 76 vacant positions previously scheduled for elimination will be preserved in FY18.

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NEWS: Rep. Parish Praises Governor Walker’s Decision to Preserve Essential State Jobs

Juneau – Representative Justin Parish (D-Juneau) is praising a decision by Governor Walker that will preserve essential state jobs and prevent layoffs that could impact Alaska’s roads, bridges, airports, and public buildings. Rep. Parish has learned that Governor Walker decided not to pursue a costly feasibility study to examine fully privatizing the design functions of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The Governor’s decision preserves hundreds of state jobs threatened by a successful privatization effort.

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Rep. Parish’s Feb. 24th Newsletter

Hello friends and neighbors in Juneau and across Alaska! Before I start with my usual newsletter business, I want to give a quick shout out to everyone who took the time to testify on HB115. We saw a great turnout with many different perspectives from all over the state. It’s great to see so many people getting involved in the political process. Thank you all!

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NEWS: Democrats Move Pro-Job, Public Education and Cost-Saving Budget Amendments

JUNEAU – Today, Alaska House Democratic legislators offered a series of amendments to the state operating budget to improve public education, promote workforce development, and trim wasteful spending.

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NEWS: Democratic Legislators Welcome Large Gasline Terminus Announcement

Today, Democratic legislators released the following statements in reaction to the Alaska Pipeline Project’s announcement that it selected the area around Nikiski as the lead site for the proposed large-diameter Alaska LNG project’s natural gas liquefaction plant and terminal.

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