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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Coalition to Hold State of State Press Availability Tuesday Night

Juneau – State Representatives with the Alaska House Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday night following the annual State of the State Address from Governor Michael J. Dunleavy. Participants will include Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), and Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak).

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Alaska Lawmakers Oppose Any Federal Policy Separating Children from Parents at the Southern Border

Anchorage – Today, 21 members of the Alaska State Legislature sent a letter to President Donald Trump thanking him for responding to the wishes of the American people by pledging to end the practice of separating children from families that illegally cross the southern border of the United States. The President has confirmed that he will use his executive order authority to stop the practice, which his administration implemented earlier this year. The lead author of the letter is long-time State Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) who notes that the policy was an inappropriate and ineffective use of government resources and taxpayer dollars.

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Coalition Members Reflect on the 30th Alaska Legislature

Juneau – After a flurry of legislative action, the Alaska House of Representatives joined the Alaska Senate in adjourning the Second Session of the 30th Alaska Legislature sine die early Sunday morning. Members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition reflected on the legislative achievements of the session.

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