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Protecting Your Rights: Serving Sand Lake, Spenard, and Turnagain
June 2, 2017
In this issue:
• Alaska House Majority Survey
• Thank You for Attending our
West Anchorage Town Hall
• Community Events

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you to all that attended the West Anchorage Town Hall last week. I co-hosted the event with Representative Jason Grenn, and we were pleased that over 60 friends and neighbors attended. 

Alaska House Majority Survey

What does a Responsible Action Plan for Alaska look like to you?

In January, the Senate Republican Majority polled Alaskans on K12 funding, broad-based taxes, and adjusting oil company tax credits. They hoped to garner support for their fiscal ideas (budget cuts, spending limits, reduced PFD, and use of savings to fill the remaining deficit). Those results showed that Alaskans favor a comprehensive fiscal plan that includes reducing tax credits for the oil and gas industry, a broad-based tax, and current government spending levels with no cuts to education.

By the 90th day of the legislative session in April, the Alaska House Majority Coalition passed a responsible action plan that included budget cuts, a restructured Permanent Fund that protected a Dividend, the Education Funding Act, and oil tax & credit adjustments.

Now in Special Session, we want to know how your opinions may have changed. Please take a minute to re-take the survey:

Click here to take the new survey.
Click here to review the January survey results.

Here are links to calculators to let you get a rough idea of possible impacts on your own household:

Household cost of Senate Majority PFD cap.
Household cost of House Majority Income Tax.  

Thank you for taking a few minutes to take the survey. 

Thank You for Attending our West Anchorage Town Hall

Representative Grenn and I heard about a variety of important topics. Many of our constituents were disappointed by the cuts to education and concerned about the failure to approve a responsible action plan to address our financial challenges. We discussed the potential impacts of budget reductions and explained the four pillars of the House Majority’s plan.  For those who were unable to attend, here is a recording of our opening remarks​.

West Anchorage Representatives Claman and Grenn speak with constituents at the Town Hall.
West Anchorage Representatives Claman and Grenn speak with constituents at the Town Hall.

I appreciated hearing from you and I look forward to continuing to correspond with you as the session continues. 

Community Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

Lyn Ary Park Memorial Garden Work Party

Join the Turnagain Community Council this weekend in helping improve the Lyn Ary Memorial Garden along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trial. Volunteer work will include weeding, tree pruning, arbor painting, and planting two new tress donated by Dan and Cathy Gleason. The Parks Department will provide work gloves and tools. Light refreshments will also be provided. 

When: Saturday, June 3rd at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Lyn Ary Park (down by the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail)

Community Councils

Spenard Community Council 
When: Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 pm 
Where: Spenard Recreation Center

As always, please let us know if you have any question or concerns.


signed: Matt Claman

    Rep. Matt Claman

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Contact Information

(907) 465-4919

State Capitol Bldg. Rm 405
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Contact the Governor

550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1700
Anchorage, AK 99501
T (907) 269-7450 F (907) 269-7461
EMAIL: Governor Bill Walker


State Info (907) 269-5111

Serving the Anchorage Neighborhoods of
Sand Lake, Spenard, and Turnagain

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