Note from Rep. Gara – September 19th: Rep. Gara, Facing Foster Care Launch Back to School Laptop Drive for Foster Youth

Rep. Les Gara, and Facing Foster Care in Alaska founder Amanda Metivier, are launching a Back To School drive to get more laptops to foster youth so they can succeed in school. Gara and Metivier, both former foster youth, founded the Laptops for Foster Youth effort at the suggestion of many youth, who faced barriers to success, and needed online access to schoolwork.

Read more

Speaker Edgmon’s May 12th Newsletter: With Day 121 Approaching, Legislature Likely to Require More Time

With just five days left before we hit the May 17 endpoint of the Constitutionally authorized 121-day legislative session, and with several major pieces of legislation still the subject of hearings or conference committee negotiations, it is clear that work in Juneau will continue into another stage of overtime.

Read more

Rep. Claman’s April 28th Newsletter: Budget Updates

Today marks the 102nd day of the session. The House has passed its four-pillared responsible action plan to the Senate for consideration. As the House hears additional legislation, the budget remains our top priority and we’re committed to working together with the Senate.

Read more

Rep. Guttenberg’s April 15th Newsletter: Last week of session key legislation

This newsletter serves as a snapshot of this week’s important votes. Since the beginning of session, many of you have told me and other legislators to “Do something!” Throughout this session we have been constantly working on Alaska’s complex budget. This week, we did something. We passed out three key bills in our balanced fiscal plan:

Read more

NEWS: Alaska House Passes Final Piece of a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan to Protect the Alaska Economy

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed the “Education Funding Act” to set up a stable revenue stream to help pay for Alaska’s constitutionally mandated public education system. House Bill 115 is the final piece of the Alaska House Majority Coalition’s comprehensive fiscal plan to pass the Alaska House of Representatives.

Read more

NEWS: Senators Can Reverse Ill-Conceived Cuts by Adopting House’s Fully Funded Budget

Juneau – Members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition are responding to attempts by members of the Senate Majority and House Minority to shift blame to the administration of Alaska Governor Bill Walker for a dangerous budget cut to Alaska Pioneer Homes.

Read more

Rep. Parish’s April 7th Newsletter: Day 90 is coming up fast, but Spring is already here!

Hello friends and neighbors in Juneau and across Alaska! Day 90 is coming up fast, but Spring is already here! I went outside today and it wasn’t even cold! This week’s edition is focused on our public education system. Our state is struggling with a faltering economy and with social problems such as child-abuse and drug-addiction. I believe prevention is our best option, that begins with a well-funded public education system.

Read more

NEWS: Bill Introduced to Provide More Funds for Public Education

Juneau – Wednesday, the Alaska House of Representatives read across a bill introduced by Rep. Justin Parish (D-Juneau) to restructure the Public School Trust Fund. The restructure is expected to bring in more than $10 million annually for education by combining what are now separate accounts and utilizing a percent of market value (POMV) draw of 4.75 percent of the fund’s value.

Read more
Page 1 of 1812345...10...Last »