Tiffany Zulkosky’s Newsletter

It is day 53 of the 2019 Legislative Session, Iditarod mushers are howling along the trail to Nome, and we’re on the second straight week of blue skies in Southeast.

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Work continues at the Capitol as we pass the mid-session mark.

This week budget subcommittees began and they will continue for the next few weeks. Similar to my committee assignments, I will serve on the budget subcommittees for Health & Social Services, Education, and Energy. Each subcommittee will make recommendations for the House Finance Committee to consider as they continue work on the FY20 budget.

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NEWS: House Creates Special Committee on Tribal Affairs

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives created the first ever House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs. Creation of such a committee has long been a goal of Representative Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Alaska’s first Alaska Native Speaker of the House.

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NEWS: Health Insurance Prices Will Go Up if Medicaid Expansion is Repealed

Juneau – Today, Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel) and Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) released a report outlining the potential impacts of repealing Medicaid expansion in Alaska. Medicaid expansion was implemented in 2015 to provide medical insurance coverage to a portion of Alaskans who live just above the poverty line. The report, prepared by the non-partisan Legislative Research Services, finds that if Medicaid….

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