Special Session Update

I wanted to take this opportunity to share an update on the work accomplished recently in the Legislature. Over the past couple of months, our entire state has been evaluating the impacts of the Governor’s vetoes and considering what we want our future to look like. I could not be more grateful to the thousands of Alaskans who took the time to reach out and share their concerns and ideas. Your input illustrated the kind of investment that our community has in ensuring that neighbors are cared for and our next generation is provided with opportunities.

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Improving Public Safety

It is a busy time in the State Capitol. The House passed its version of the Operating Budget for FY2020 last week, which makes more than $200 million in achievable reductions to the size of state government and protects our vulnerable populations, education system, roads and workforce. Reducing the footprint of government is a multi-year effort to carry out.

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Listening to you

I am truly moved by the passion and engagement demonstrated by all who continue to send me letters, postcards, emails and in-person visits to let me know where you stand on the budget. As we work to find a fiscally responsible plan for our state’s future, I do keep in mind all your comments as reminders of what you care about most.

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