Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: End of the First Special Session

Claman's Alaska Matters

Saturday evening, the legislature adjourned the first special session without approving any revenue measures to help close Alaska’s $4 billion deficit. On Sunday, Governor Walker called the legislature back to address Alaska’s financial challenges at a second special session to start on July 11th.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Budget Compromise Means More Work to Do

Claman's Alaska Matters

This week, the legislature passed a statewide operating budget and a capital budget. Passing this budget compromise means the state has avoided sending lay-off notices to state employees. Although passing the budget is a step in the right direction, the legislature has not adopted a long-term solution to Alaska’s financial challenges. There is more work to be done to implement a responsible action plan for Alaska.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Governor Walker Calls Special Session

Claman's Alaska Matters

At midnight on Wednesday, the legislature adjourned without passing a responsible action plan for Alaska and Governor Walker immediately called a special session. The Governor called the special session to address a comprehensive fiscal plan and a limited number of other matters important for Alaska.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Extended Session Update

Claman's Alaska Matters

On Sunday, the legislature will be 14 days into the extended legislative session and we have not reached an agreement about revenue and expenses for a state budget. The House will be considering the Criminal Justice Reform bill early next week. As the session continues, I will continue my work for a responsible action plan for Alaska.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Positive Moves by the Legislature

Claman's Alaska Matters

The voter mandated last day of session (90 days) has come and gone and the Legislature is now in overtime. Although we worked past midnight on Sunday passing bills, the budget remains incomplete. The state still faces a $4.1 billion deficit and we need a responsible action plan for Alaska. Separate from major pieces of legislation, like the budget and revenue generating bills, several good pieces of legislation passed the House and Senate this session. As we continue discussions about the budget and a responsible action plan for Alaska, please feel free to contact my office at (907) 465-4919.

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