Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: HB 111: Oil & Gas Tax Bill

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The sun is returning in Juneau and we’re hearing bills and preparing the budget. Next week, we wrap up finance subcommittees and make budget recommendations. I’m conscious of the impacts of continued cuts, and continuing to investigate new revenue options.

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NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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EVENT: Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Guttenberg, Claman, and Spohnholz

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning. Participants will include the Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Finance Committee Member Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), and House Health and Social Services Committee Chair Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage).

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NEWS: The Alaska House of Representatives Supports Efforts to Build a Life-Saving Road to Connect King Cove and Cold Bay

House Joint Resolution 6 is the First Piece of Legislation Approved This Year by the Alaska House FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 JUNEAU – Earlier today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 6 expressing support for Congressional efforts to authorize construction of a life-saving road between the Southwest Alaska communities of King …

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: State of the State

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Session kicked off last week and is now in full swing. As we begin hearing legislation, the budget remains front and center. The Governor welcomed us back to Juneau with the State of the State address in which he discussed the need to pass a responsible budget to close the $3 billion dollar deficit. He also addressed the growing opioid epidemic.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Session Begins

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Tuesday was the first day of the 30th Legislature of the State of Alaska. Over the next 90 days, the Legislature will make decisions that will impact Alaska for many years. We face the challenge of a budget deficit of approximately $3 billion, and I am committed to a responsible action plan for Alaska that addresses this challenge.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Happy Holidays and Winter Solstice Events

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I want to wish everyone happy holidays! May the celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah and the coming New Year bring you and your loved ones joy and good health. Today also marks winter solstice—the year’s single shortest day measured by length of daylight. And while Alaskans tired of the darkness can take heart today, I recently learned that we actually get more daylight in the summer here in Alaska than we have darkness in the winter. So here’s to celebrating the coming of light in Alaska.

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