Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Consideration of Governor’s Appointees

Last week, the House passed the operating budget, House Bill 39, and identified over $200 million in cuts, such as: $72.9 million in Medicaid efficiencies, $13 million in the Department of Corrections (efficiencies were based on encouraging the use of electronic monitoring and halfway houses in an effort to keep prisoners in-state while saving money), and $14.5 million to the Department of Transportation.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Operating Budget Update

Congratulations to our new West Anchorage Assembly member, Kameron Perez-Verdia, and our newly elected and re-elected Anchorage School Board members, Margo Bellamy and Starr Marsett. I look forward to working with our newly elected officials to serve West Anchorage and represent our shared values!

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Constituent Survey Results

This year we saw a significant increase in the number of responses we received from constituents–over 300 friends and neighbors from across House District 21! Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate your input and will keep your views in mind as the session continues. Having compiled the information and analyzed the results, here are a few takeaways:

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Constituent Survey

Last week, I was pleased to join a House Majority Coalition comprised of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans who are committed to working together to address Alaska’s challenges. I’m also looking forward to continuing my work as House Judiciary Committee Chair. Moving forward, I remain committed to an effective and efficient government that puts Alaskans first. I believe we should prioritize….

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