Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Thank You for Your Continued Engagement & Public Testimony Opportunity
Over the past two weeks, my office received and responded to almost 3,000 emails from all over Alaska in support of overriding the governor’s line item vetoes. In my five years working in the legislature, no single issue has garnered more attention and communication from our…Read More →
Legislative leaders continue to act with a sense of urgency as veto overrides fail
JUNEAU – This week, the clock ran out on the Alaska Legislature’s constitutional opportunity to reject Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s $444 million in budget vetoes through an override vote supported by three quarters of lawmakers.Read More →
Legislature falls short of budget veto override, plans another vote
JUNEAU – Today during a joint floor session of the House and Senate, on a 37-to-1 vote, the Alaska Legislature voted overwhelmingly to reject the governor’s damaging, poorly vetted budget vetoes.Read More →
Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: TOMORROW Override Vetoes Rally
Since Governor Dunleavy announced $444 million in additional budget cuts, I’ve received almost 2,000 emails from concerned Alaskans throughout the state asking the legislature to override the budget vetoes. Thank you to everyone who has attended…Read More →
Alaska Legislature to hold veto override session on Wednesday
JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature will hold a joint floor session Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the State Capitol to allow legislators to vote for or against the governor’s operating budget vetoes.Read More →
Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: TOMORROW Legislative Listening Session on Governor’s Budget Vetoes
Since Friday I have received hundreds of emails from friends, neighbors, and concerned Alaskans regarding Friday’s announcement of over $400 million in additional budget cuts. Thank you to everyone who has emailed or called in the past few days to…Read More →
House Majority members speak out against governor’s tax on elders
JUNEAU – Governor Mike Dunleavy on Friday unveiled unprecedented budget vetoes that will burden Alaska’s most financially at-risk elders, unless the Legislature achieves the three-quarter vote required to override the governor’s decisionRead More →
House Majority: Governor’s budget vetoes present imminent threat to Alaskans, economy
JUNEAU – Gov. Mike Dunleavy today issued budget vetoes that present an imminent threat to our economy and to all Alaskans, while continuing to fail to address the root cause of our state’s financial problems.
Speaker Bryce Edgmon released the following statement in response:
“The Legislature presented Governor Dunleavy with a responsible operating budget that struck a balance between protecting essential services and making tough but necessary budget cuts. Today, the governor made major vetoes that will have drastic, negative impacts on all Alaskans.
Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Ice Cream in the Park this Thursday!
As we prepare for the second special session, we’re working hard to address issues ranging from homelessness in Anchorage to the future of the Permanent Fund. I remain committed to working together for a sustainable economic future for Alaska and making our state a positive place to live, work, and raise a family.Read More →