Straight Talk with Sara Hannan

The past week at the Capitol has been eventful. We passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget over to the Senate on Tuesday. On Wednesday the entire legislature was briefed on what the state is doing to prepare for possible cases of the Coronavirus.

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Straight Talk with Sara Hannan

Today was the start of another busy week in the Capitol! We are now into our second month in session and with subcommittee work finished, standing committees are hearing more legislation.

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Straight Talk with Sara Hannan

My work continues at a busy pace this session. In addition to my co-chair position on the House Community & Regional Affairs Committee and seats on the Resources and Labor & Commerce Committees, I also serve on six budget subcommittees for the Departments of Labor, Commerce, Corrections, Public Safety, Environmental Conservation, and Revenue.

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Straight Talk with Sara Hannan

We are back! The second session of the 31st Legislature gaveled in on Tuesday last week. I will continue as Co-Chair of the Community and Regional Affairs Committee and as Chair of the Arctic Policy, Economic Development and Tourism Special Committee. I also maintain my memberships on the House Resources and Labor & Commerce Committees.

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Straight Talk with Sara Hannan

Lawmakers from across Alaska will gather this week in Juneau to do the people’s business. The men and women you elected will consider and debate the merits of various bills and resolutions, including a budget for the next fiscal year.

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Straight Talk with Sara Hannan

Welcome to my first newsletter of the new year! I changed the name from “Legislative Update” to reflect the intent of my message, which is to provide you with “Straight Talk” about what is going on in the Capitol and around town. Legislative process and debates in the Capitol are not always easy to understand. I hope you find my “Straight Talk” newsletter to be a source of accurate clear and relevant updates. Thank you for staying engaged

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Hannan’s Legislative Update

This time of year feels like the lull before the storm. Winter is setting in, and Legislators and staff are taking time for themselves and their families to mentally prepare for the upcoming session. Thursday is Thanksgiving. I look forward to spending a day of rest with my husband, family and friends. I have so much to be thankful for – my extended family, my friends and supporters, and the opportunity to serve as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives. It is truly an honor. Wherever you find yourself this Thanksgiving, be kind and be thankful.

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Representative Hannan’s Legislative Update

I hope this Update finds you doing well. I am amazed how quickly time goes by. With Thanksgiving coming up, the holiday season is upon us. I am currently attending a Women in Government Conference in our nations capitol for first time women lawmakers. I am very proud to be serving as one of 23 female Alaska Law Makers.

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Rep Hannan’s Happy All Hollows Eve Newsletter

I truly hope this newsletter finds you doing well. As October comes to a close and the days get shorter, be sure to take time for yourself. Eat healthy, exercise everyday, and stay balanced by spending time with family and friends.

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Representative Hannan’s newsletter

Suicide is a sobering subject many people don’t like to think about, but it is a necessary subject that all of us need to talk about. Last week I attended the quarterly meeting of the State Suicide Prevention Council. This Council was established in statute in 2001 and has a diverse membership of 17, including 4 non-voting members from the Legislature. There are government officials as well as people with lived experience as survivors, providers, and clergy all sharing the goal to reduce Alaskan suicides.

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