Category - Rep. Scott Kawasaki

House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Fiscal Plan Rollout, Survivor Benefits, Wrongful Convictions

Last week was a big week in Juneau: two bills central to the Alaska House Majority Coalition’s fiscal policy platform were introduced, my Pre-Kindergarten bill was heard the first time and I added an amendment to Survivor Benefits legislation to include coverage for families of fallen correctional officers, probation officers and others that were originally included in last year’s bill I supported. Read on for details.

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Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Survivor Benefits Public Testimony, Pre-K and the Budget

I hope the beginning of 2017 is treating you and your family well as the 30th Alaska Legislature moves into its third week of session. My colleagues and I on the House Finance Committee are in full swing as each department provides overviews to the committee and subcommittees on their budget. We are focusing on whether a program in a department meets their mission and will consider elimination, modifications or enhancements to ensure the departments are meeting those missions. The House Majority Coalition does not encourage a cuts-only approach, but we recognize there are efficiencies in the way our government is structured.

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Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: First Session of the 30th Legislature Begins

And we’re off! The 30th Alaska Legislature began this week and I am honored to be part of the House Majority Coalition, rejoining the House Finance Committee. As a chair of three budget subcommittees (Corrections, Public Safety and Military & Veterans’ Affairs), the budget process is already underway as I host my first hearings on Thursday, January 26. All scheduled hearings can be found online here.

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Alaska House Majority Coalition

Rep. Bryce Edgmon
Speaker of the House
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Rep. Chris Tuck
Coalition Leader
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Caucus Staff
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