Category - Rep. Matt Claman

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NEWS: Alaska Senate Jeopardizes Legislative Action to Address Crime

Juneau – With a vote earlier today, the Alaska State Senate jeopardized the stiffer criminal penalties included in Senate Bill 54 to respond to the recent spike in crime in Alaska. By refusing to fix constitutional problems with the bill through a conference committee, the Senate has guaranteed the bill will be litigated, which would leave in place the lenient sentencing guidelines included in last year’s omnibus criminal justice reform bill.

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Claman's Alaska Matters

Rep. Claman’s November 9th Newsletter: Recognizing Our Veterans & House Passes Senate Bill 54

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918, marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to change the name to Veterans Day to honor those who served in all American wars.

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Claman's Alaska Matters

Rep. Claman’s November 1st Newsletter: Thank You for Attending Public Safety Town Hall & Senate Bill 54

Thank you to all who attended the West Anchorage Town Hall & Resource Fair on the 19th. Representative Jason Grenn and I enjoyed meeting with all of the community members who attended to share their thoughts and concerns with us. Public safety will always be a priority for Alaska and I look forward to working with West Anchorage neighbors and the law enforcement community for smart solutions.

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