2nd Special Session starts in Juneau

I wanted to provide a brief update with where we are at as we start the 2nd special session and to let you know about my upcoming Town Hall Meeting. There is a lot going on in the Legislature and it is not always easy to understand. I have received well over a thousand emails asking to override the Governor’s vetoes and the emails are still pouring in. I want you to know that I hear you LOUD AND CLEAR! I assure you I will be voting to override! I am receiving over 200 emails a day and I intend to respond to every single one. What I am hearing from you is:

Read More →

Alaska State House District 33 Legislative Update

Welcome to my in-between special sessions Legislative Update. First, a few highlights on where the Legislature is at since the end of the 1st special session and before heading into the 2nd special session. We were able to pass the crime bill (see my last Legislative Update for more information), the operating budget and the capital budget. The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) is still unresolved and funding for K-12 education may be heading to court.

Read More →

Alaska State House District 33 Legislative Update

Now that we are at day 122 in the state Legislature, I wanted to take this time to give you a quick update with where we are at and what to expect in the halls of the capitol during this special session. The committees that I served on have all shutdown for the year. This includes Labor & Commerce, Resources, Community & Regional Affairs, and Arctic Policy, Economic Development & Tourism.

Read More →

House District 33 Legislative Update

Welcome to the third issue of my Legislative Update! I hope that everyone is enjoying springtime.
The past few months have gone by so quickly. My staff and I have been incredibly busy attending committee meetings, reviewing bills, reviewing the governor’s appointees, meeting with constituents, and attending legislative receptions and community events.

Read More →

Legislative Update

On the 31st day of the 31st Legislature, the House elected Representative Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham) as Speaker of the House. I am proud to be a member of the bipartisan coalition. The Majority caucus controls which bills make it to the House floor, the size of the operating and capital budgets, and will set the overall priorities for the next two years.

Read More →

Juneau delegation Town Hall and Week 2 update

Things have been busy this week at the Capitol as I’ve been meeting with constituents, community groups, and working towards a House organization.
Governor Dunleavy addressed the House and Senate on Wednesday. I’m glad he has expressed that public safety is a priority, and I anticipate seeing more details in his budget and legislation of how he plans to carry that out.

Read More →