March 11, 2017 

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,


You may have heard I was​ taken to the hospital Thursday.  I stayed overnight for monitoring and the following day I was released after all tests were good.  I attended a meeting this morning and I will be back in the legislature tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and wishes.


Protect the Dividend in the Constitution


Tomorrow, the House Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on HJR23, a proposal to place the Permanent Fund Dividend into the Constitution. The committee meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, and public testimony will be taken following an explanation of the resolution. Depending on the amount of testimony, it may be continued in the evening and the following day.


This is an important issue and the House Finance Committee needs to hear from the public! To provide testimony, you can go to the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office at 1292 Sadler Way (for other LIO locations, visit the website) or call 465-4648 if you can’t make it to an LIO. Testimony that is emailed to will also be entered into the public testimony.


What:  Public Testimony on Protecting the Dividend in the Constitution

When:  Monday, March 12, 1:30 p.m. (possibly continued at 7:00 p.m.) and again Tuesday, March 13, 1:30 p.m.

Where: House Finance Committee, Adams Committee Room,  Capitol Building 519

Fairbanks LIO, 1292 Sadler Way

Call 465-4668 for a call-in number if you can’t make it to an LIO.



Best Regards,

Ester, Goldstream 1 & 2, Steese East/Gilmore, Steese West, and University Hills