Category - Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

Rep. Spohnholz's newsletter

Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Things to Celebrate

February is Black History Month, a time when we celebrate the rich history of African Americans in our nation and in our state. I would like to highlight a strong Alaskan African American who was so far ahead of her time in her accomplishments, former State Senator Bettye Davis. I first met SenatorDavis when I was five years old; she worked with my mother at the Division of Family and Youth Services serving foster children.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: And We’re Off!

It’s been a whirlwind week getting into the full swing of things. I’ve been meeting with constituents and various organizations from all across the state hearing from people interested in helping to develop responsible, evidence based policy. The budget continues to be the major focus of our non-partisan working coalition in the House. We are committed to having an open conversation between all parties who come to the table with good ideas and good intentions to create a responsible, sustainable budget. We know that’s a tall order, but we are prepared to tackle the budget head on, with all solutions on the table.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Kickoff!

We kicked off the 30th legislative session on Tuesday and I am very excited about the session ahead. I’m optimistic about the great new coalition in the House, made up of Republicans, Independents and Democrats, all committed to taking care of business during the regular 90 day session. The Alaska House Majority Coalition members are committed to passing a responsible, sustainable budget along with a sustainable fiscal plan for funding it.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Public Safety

I have heard from many community members about public safety concerns in their neighborhoods. There has been an increase in crime in Anchorage which the Anchorage Police Department is responding to with three new training academies this year to get new recruits out on to the street. In the meantime, I want to share some resources you can use to take action in your own neighborhood.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Special Session Report and a Look Ahead

On Saturday, June 18th, the House gaveled out of the Special Session with the Senate gaveling out the following day. We accomplished a lot during this time, but failed to reach consensus on some of the most important elements on the agenda. Here is a summary of what happened followed by an update on the NEXT special session scheduled to start on July 11th and some information on local events of interest.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Special Session Update

On Tuesday, the legislature passed a compromise budget package funded by the Constitutional Budget Reserve as is needed. This budget compromise is far from perfect, as are many compromises, but it allows us to keep Alaska open for business so that the fishing, tourism and business communities can continue to operate during the summer. The budget compromise ensures that we don’t face a crippling government shut down which would further damage the State of Alaska’s credit rating and hurt the thousands of Alaskan state employees and those who count on their essential efforts. In this special session update, I will describe these budgets generally as well as what is next in the special session.

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Rep. IVY SPOHNHOLZ

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Capitol: January-April

Address: Room 421 Capitol Bldg.
                 Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: +1 907 465 4940
FAX: +1 907 465 3766
Email: rep.ivy.spohnholz@akleg.gov

Anchorage: May-December

Address: 1500 W Benson Blvd, Rm 215
                 Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: +1 907 269 0123
FAX: +1 907 269 0124
Email: rep.ivy.spohnholz@akleg.gov