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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Alaska House Finance Committee releases results of community budget meetings

JUNEAU – The House Finance Committee on Thursday released details about how many Alaskans weighed in during a series of community meetings on the budget.

The meetings held over the past week were the first of their kind and provided Alaskans the opportunity to communicate directly with lawmakers in a format that was open to the public.

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