Category - Rep. Sam Kito III

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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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NEWS: Democrats in Senate and House Call for Veterans Administration to Send Appeal Panel to Alaska

JUNEAU — Today, members of the Alaska Senate Democrats and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition sent a letter to Laura Eskenazi, the Vice Chairman and Executive in Charge of the Board of Veterans Appeals, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, requesting immediate in-person proceedings in Alaska by the Board of Veterans Appeals.

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NEWS: Legislative Session Ends Without a Budget as Special Session Looms

Juneau – Tonight, the Second Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature came to a close without any significant action to address the ongoing fiscal crisis brought on by the sudden drop in oil prices and the broken promises of increased oil production. The House and Senate Majorities both failed to pass the FY 2017 Operating Budget.

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NEWS: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition and Alaska Senate Democrats Press Availability Scheduled for Tuesday Morning

Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) and Alaska Senate Democrats will hold a joint press availability Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Participants will include AIDC Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), and House Minority Whip Rep. Sam Kito (D-Juneau).

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Honors Previous Commitments by Offering to Purchase the Anchorage Legislative Information Office

Juneau – The Alaska Legislative Council voted tonight to make an offer to purchase the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) for $32.5 million, which is a significant reduction from the previous price placed on the recently remodeled and expanded building. The vote was 13-1 with Representative Sam Kito (D-Juneau) voting yes. He is the only member of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition on the Legislative Council.

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Alaska House Majority Coalition

Rep. Bryce Edgmon
Speaker of the House
Toll-Free +1 800 898-4451
Room 208 Capitol Bldg.

Rep. Chris Tuck
Coalition Leader
Toll-Free +1 (866) 465-2095
Room 204 Capitol Bldg.

COALITION STAFF:

Amory Lelake 465-4451
Caucus Staff
Aurora Hauke 465-5051
Caucus Staff
Mike Mason 444-0889
Press Secretary