District 38 Update

The House Finance Committee will begin hearing public testimony on the FY20 Operating Budget. Today, if you are located in Bethel and are able to attend in person, please join the committee hearing teleconference at the Legislative Information Office (LIO) located at 301 Willow Street.

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District 38 Update

Because the proposals included in the Governor’s budget would fundamentally change life for many Alaskans, state savings have been spent down over several years, and the decisions before lawmakers are historic in nature, members of the House and House Finance Committee will be hosting community meetings throughout the state to hear directly from Alaskans.

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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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District 38 Update

We are in the third week of the 2019 Legislative Session. This week the Governor released his Supplemental Budget. Of significant concern to our rural district are Governor Dunleavy’s suggested cuts to the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) Program and K-12 education funding.

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First 2019 District 38 Update!

The 2019 Legislative Session has officially begun! I am excited to begin work in our Capital City on behalf of District 38 and the state of Alaska. Although conversations to determine organization in the House continue and committee assignments remain in flux, my office is open and here to work for you. Please reach out if you would like to schedule a meeting, phone call, or need support with a state agency.

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