Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters February 23rd Newsletter: Senator Murkowski Addresses Legislature

The past week has marked highs and incredible lows for our state and our nation. As finance subcommittees continue steady progress toward a budget, discussion in Juneau has turned to how to prevent future tragedies like the shooting in Parkland, FL. During her address to the legislature, U.S. Senator Murkowski acknowledged the need to have tough conversations about gun violence. My office is taking a lead in these discussions and the House Judiciary Committee will be considering a gun violence protective order bill next week.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters February 15th Newsletter: Commitment to Improving Public Safety

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a call to continue to our commitment to improve public safety.
Watch for our Beginning of Session Newsletter and survey in your mailbox this week! You can complete the survey by hand and mail it to our office, or you can save a stamp and complete our survey online.
In Juneau, we continue our work to adopt a budget within 90 days.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters February 2nd Newsletter: Budget Subcommittees

Rep. Matt Claman

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As we continue to prioritize the budget, finance subcommittees have started to hear from various departments on the impacts of budget cuts over the last three years. Finance subcommittees will continue to meet until February 23, the final day for budget closeouts before the subcommittee recommendations are sent to the full House Finance Committee. Meetings are broadcast on Gavel Alaska. Many lawmakers are optimistic about finishing our work in 90 days.

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Rep. Claman’s November 9th Newsletter: Recognizing Our Veterans & House Passes Senate Bill 54

Claman's Alaska Matters

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918, marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation to change the name to Veterans Day to honor those who served in all American wars.

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Rep. Claman’s November 1st Newsletter: Thank You for Attending Public Safety Town Hall & Senate Bill 54

Claman's Alaska Matters

Thank you to all who attended the West Anchorage Town Hall & Resource Fair on the 19th. Representative Jason Grenn and I enjoyed meeting with all of the community members who attended to share their thoughts and concerns with us. Public safety will always be a priority for Alaska and I look forward to working with West Anchorage neighbors and the law enforcement community for smart solutions.

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