House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of 26 planning areas across the country).

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Spohnholz Standard: February 7th, 2018

I am sending this email quickly before I go back to the House Floor where HB 287 is being debated. I am so excited to cosponsor this bill with several of my colleagues. This is a very important education bill that will allow early funding for education. That means we will be able to fund schools separately from the operating budget, which really helps our students.

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Spohnholz Standard: February 1, 2018

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

It has been such an exciting week! Today on the floor we swore in the newly appointed Representative John Lincoln from District 40. It was a beautiful ceremony attended by many of his family members and close friends. Welcome to the legislature, Representative Lincoln.

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NEWS: Rep. Spohnholz Praises Approval for New Resources Essential to the Response to Alaska’s Opioid Epidemic

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

Anchorage – Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services approved certificate of need requests from both the Alaska Regional Hospital and the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for new treatment facilities for those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), Chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, supported both certificate of need applications as a way to address Alaska’s worsening opioid epidemic and fill a need for behavioral healthcare in both Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough.

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Comparison of SB54 to SB91

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

There has been so much concern about crime and SB 91 in Anchorage recently, I thought it might be helpful to put together a comparison of what SB 91 did and the changes that were adopted in SB 54.

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