Speaker Edgmon’s Feb 17th Newsletter: Disaster Declaration for Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Yesterday Governor Walker signed an administrative order that declares the abuse of opioids a major public health issue and includes a directive for the Department of Public Safety to ramp up screening and enforcement methods to stop the trafficking of illegal drugs in our communities. The order also directs all state departments to apply for federal grants that can help in the battle against the epidemic.

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Rep. Grenn’s Newsletter: Upcoming Events, Public Safety Survey and More!

As many of you know, last year, the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) moved from downtown to midtown. In an effort to connect you with Anchorage elected officials during the Legislative session, as well as introduce everyone to the new building (myself included), we will be holding an open house!

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NEWS: Transboundary Mining Prompts Concern from Rep. Ortiz

Juneau – Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) has introduced a resolution asking the United States and Canadian Governments to investigate the downstream effects of proposed and existing transboundary mining developments. House Joint Resolution 9 was introduced to protect Alaska’s pristine water and healthy wild salmon populations.

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NEWS: Rep. Tarr Asks Electoral College Members to Consider National Security Concerns Before Casting Today’s Presidential Vote

Anchorage – Alaska State Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is calling on the members of the Electoral College to examine their options and voice their support for an investigation into Russian government interference into our Presidential election.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Economy and Public Safety Update

The holiday season is approaching and the next legislative session begins just after the New Year. We remain focused on Alaska’s economy and the need for a responsible action plan for Alaska. The news from the Department of Labor that Alaska is in a recession, reported throughout the new media, highlights the need to work together for what is best for Alaska.

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