Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Alaska State Forum on Public Safety & National Recovery Month

Please join me on Tuesday, September 11 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium for the Alaska State Forum on Public Safety. The forum will provide updates on the status of justice reinvestment in Alaska and examine Alaska’s crime trends and responses for those in the criminal justice system with substance abuse issues and behavioral health needs.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Celebrating Labor Day

Labor Day originated amid nationwide economic depression and labor unrest in the United States. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, American workers faced long hours, small wages, and dismal working conditions. During this time, labor unions became more vocal and began organizing strikes and rallies to protest the poor conditions and urge employers to renegotiate hours and pay.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Public Safety Newsletter & Resources

Working together as a community for wise use of our public safety resources, we can continue to improve public safety and provide safer neighborhoods for Alaska’s families. In this newsletter, we have compiled a number of resources to keep you informed of public safety incidents, aware of ways to report crime, and involved in achieving better safety outcomes in our community.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Governor Walker Signs Crime Bill

Yesterday, Governor Walker signed House Bill 312, legislation I sponsored that gives practitioners, judges, and law enforcement the tools they need to address our greatest public safety needs and to protect our doctors and nurses.
Thank you to the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory for hosting the bill signing

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Rep Claman’s End of Session Newsletter

For the first time in four years, we finished the second regular session of the 30th State Legislature in less than 121 days, and the Governor has no plans to call a special session. Thank you to everyone who contacted me during the session. Your emails, letters, phone calls, messages, and visits to Juneau and Anchorage helped me effectively represent the priorities and values our West Anchorage community.

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Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: Happy Memorial Day!

On Monday, we pause from our busy summer schedules to honor the men and women of our armed forces who bravely served our country and sacrificed their lives to uphold our nation’s values and defend our freedom. As we observe this day, we remember our fallen service members and pay tribute to all they have given.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: 30th Legislature Adjourns After Approval of Operating Budget

Early Sunday morning, the legislature adjourned after passage of the FY19 operating budget, which prioritizes public safety, public education, economic growth, and includes a $1,600 PFD. The FY19 state operating budget, House Bill 286, totals $6.27 billion in General Fund (GF) dollars (including Permanent Fund Dividends). This is about $1.87 billion less than FY15, or a 23% reduction. The budget incorporates…

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