NEWS: Alaskans with Disabilities and Seniors Asked to Weigh in on Harmful Budget Cuts

Juneau – Two Democrats in the Alaska House of Representatives are sending a positive message to those who live with disabilities that will lose significant help under the budget passed last week. Representatives Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) are encouraging Alaskans with disabilities and others to share their stories with lawmakers and to not give up hope that the harmful cuts, to help they rely on, can be reversed.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Education and Job Training Suffer; Hand to Those with Disabilities Becomes Colder: Budget Cuts in Wrong Places

Dear Neighbors,

Well, we’re on an uncomfortable downwards slide as the legislature builds a budget in the shadow of the Governor’s $1 – $2 billion oil giveaway.

As you heard, there are, in my mind, much more effective, less damaging ways to amend our oil tax rules. See my recent op-ed.

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Rep. Petersen Introduces Permanent Absentee Voting Legislation

Bill would make it easier for seniors, rural Alaskans and people with disabilities to vote

JUNEAU – In order to make voting easier for Alaskans who have difficulty getting to their polling place, Representative Pete Petersen (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation today to allow Alaskans the option to register as permanent absentee voters.

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