|Protecting Your Rights: Serving Sand Lake, Spenard, and Turnagain|
|March 2, 2017
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
In our effort to create a responsible action plan for Alaska’s financial challenges, we encourage you to testify on current budget proposals.
Public Testimony – HB 57 & HB 59 – The Operating Budget
This Friday, March 3rd, the House Finance Committee will take Anchorage area public testimony on HB 57 and HB 59 - the Operating Budget and the Mental Health Budget. Public Testimony will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, from the Anchorage Legislative Information Office at 1500 W. Benson Blvd. The hearing will continue until 6 p.m. You may watch the proceedings here by selecting the “Live Now” tab.
Public Testimony Instructions (provided by the House Finance Committee):
Testify in person or on the phone: Limited to 2 minutes each. Arrive (or call in) early to expedite the sign-in process, and be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the end of the allotted time period or testimony may close early. If you are a member of a group with the same message, in the interest of time, please select a spokesperson to testify for the entire group. If you are calling from a community without a legislative information office, i.e., an “Off Net” caller, only call during the designated Off Net time period on March 3rd and 4th; please call 465-4648 by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday to obtain the call-in phone number. All Off Net callers are required to hang up immediately after your testimony is taken to keep as many lines open as possible for other callers. Testifiers can continue to listen or watch the meeting online at www.akleg.gov, click on Alaska State Legislature and then choose the “Live Now” button. The hearing may also be televised on Gavel to Gavel, please check listings.
Email Testimony: If you live in a community with a legislative information office, but are unable to access it during the specified time period, you may send your written testimony to the House Finance Committee via firstname.lastname@example.org through 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017.
As always, please let us know if you have any question or concerns.
Rep. Matt Claman
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