Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Governor Dunleavy Releases Budget Proposal

Yesterday, Governor Dunleavy released his FY2020 budget containing a $1.7 billion reduction in overall funds. I am very concerned about the proposal to substantially cut important services, including a 23% reduction in school district funding, a 44% reduction to the university system, elimination of the Senior Benefits Program, and a nearly 40% cut to Medicaid services.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Session Begins & Constituent Meeting Reminder

This week, I took the Oath of Office and am honored to start my third term representing House District 21. We face many challenges as a state, and over the next 90 days, the Legislature will make decisions that will have an impact for many years to come. We must focus on the future of Alaska by finding solutions that serve all Alaskans—addressing the issues today and not leaving them for the next generation.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Friday’s Earthquake

On Friday morning just before 8:30 AM, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted Anchorage and surrounding Southcentral communities. It damaged roads and homes, knocked out power in some neighborhoods, and left residents with plenty to clean up. Thankfully, we all survived this major earthquake.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! As we congregate with friends, family, and good food tomorrow, let’s remind one another of all we have to be grateful for. May we also be mindful of those in need and take time to share a smile and lend a helping hand. I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Winter Road Maintenance Information & Safety Resources

Winter is finally here, and that means more snow (hopefully)! The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) works hard every day to keep the roads open and safe for Alaskans. Winters are challenging for their crews and for the traveling public. It is incumbent on all of us to prepare our vehicles and our driving expectations for Alaska’s winter conditions.

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