NEWS: Rep. LeDoux Mandates Harassment Prevention Training for All Lawmakers and Staff in the Alaska House

Anchorage – Representative Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage) issued the following statement in response to a press release from Rep. Tammie Wilson calling for her resignation and objecting to sexual harassment training for all lawmakers and staff. Rep. LeDoux has mandated the training to ensure a safe and respectful workplace in the Alaska Legislature.

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Rep. Edgmon’s December 13th End of Year Newsletter

It was my great honor in January to be selected as the first Alaska Native Speaker of the House in the history of the state. Since then I have been leading the bi-partisan Alaska House Majority Coalition—a group of legislators who have consistently worked for the best interests of rural and urban Alaskans alike.

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NEWS: Speaker Edgmon Sets Record Straight

Anchorage – Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) released the following statement in response to the allegations made by Senator David Wilson (R-Wasilla) during a press conference this morning in Anchorage. Sen. Wilson used the press conference to address allegations from multiple witnesses that he acted inappropriately in the Capitol Building in Juneau earlier this year.

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Rep. Gara’s November 13th Newsletter: Senate Leaders Choose No Jail Time for Car Theft, Sexual Abuse of Minors (and a Bigger Recession!) Over Staying at Work

I’m here in Juneau, with almost no senators. That’s been the case for most of Special Session, as most Republican Senate majority members skipped work the first ten days of this 30-day Special Session and then left for good this past Saturday.

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NEWS: Alaska Senate Jeopardizes Legislative Action to Address Crime

Juneau – With a vote earlier today, the Alaska State Senate jeopardized the stiffer criminal penalties included in Senate Bill 54 to respond to the recent spike in crime in Alaska. By refusing to fix constitutional problems with the bill through a conference committee, the Senate has guaranteed the bill will be litigated, which would leave in place the lenient sentencing guidelines included in last year’s omnibus criminal justice reform bill.

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Rep. Josephson’s September 14th Newsletter: Try, Try Again – A Fourth Special Session in the Offing

Alaska’s $2.7 billion annual budget deficit will shrink if legislators raise new revenues during a special session likely to begin in Juneau next month. Governor Walker and the House Majority want to close or substantially diminish our budget gap this year, so we expect an official proclamation any day now that will call the legislature into a fourth special session beginning October 23.

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