Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Operating Budget Continues

Claman's Alaska Matters

The House voted on the Operating Budget just after midnight on Thursday night and it is now on its way to the Senate for further consideration. I have some concerns with this version of the budget in light of the substantial cuts already proposed by the Walker-Mallott Administration. Approving the budget is a continuing process that we will follow closely in the weeks ahead. As always, I value feedback from West Anchorage residents and neighbors in order to better represent you. Please let me know if you ever have any issues or concerns!

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: The Budget- Process and Public Testimony, Anchorage Caucus Recap, Survey

Everyone in the Legislature understands that the budget is the most important issue that we will consider this year. We are now 44 days into the 90 day legislative session, and you now have the opportunity to exercise your right to be heard on the budget. The Legislature is in the process of making tough decisions about government programs and services, the level at which we will fund programs and changes, and how to continue a strong state economy. Hearing from you about your thoughts and suggestions about the budget is always helpful as we continue to discuss and make decisions about the budget.

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Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: ISOs, Marijuana, and Community Updates

Claman's Alaska Matters

A goal for both the Legislature and the Walker-Mallot Administration is delivering affordable energy to all Alaskans. Alaska is a resource rich state, yet the cost of energy is very high in Fairbanks and many rural communities. Of course, keeping consumer costs down and affordable in Anchorage will always be a top priority. Here in Juneau, we’ve been learning about an innovative way to address Railbelt electricity costs that I would like to share with you.

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Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: Medicaid Expansion, HB4 AEDs, Back in District, Community Events

Claman's Alaska Matters

The budget continues to be the largest driver this legislative session. Every department is being carefully scrutinized, and legislators are asking tough questions about the effectiveness of each program. I am taking a common sense approach and looking for cost savings for the state. Please let me know if you have thoughts or suggestions regarding the budget or any other issue.

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Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: Mega Projects Update, Marijuana Dogs, Anchorage Events

Claman's Alaska Matters

The budget and the legalization of recreational marijuana continue to be big themes this legislative session. The Legislature is waiting for Governor Walker’s detailed budget so we can start discussions and make decisions about program funding. Look for a survey in your mailbox that asks questions like, “What should be the Legislature’s top priorities in funding governmental services?” In the meantime, feel free to call or email me with your comments and suggestions.

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Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: Week One Update

Welcome to the second edition of Claman’s Alaska Matters newsletter. This newsletter will be one of the many ways you can find out what is going on in our State Legislature, how pending legislation may affect our district, and my thoughts on various subjects. Feel free to follow my office on social media with the links above for day-to-day happenings in the Alaska State Legislature. Enjoy!

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Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: Session Begins!

Claman's Alaska Matters

Welcome to the first edition of Claman’s Alaska Matters newsletter. This will be one of the many ways you can find out what is going on in our State Legislature, how pending legislation may affect our district, and my thoughts and positions on various subjects. Enjoy!

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