NEWS: House Creates Special Committee on Tribal Affairs

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives created the first ever House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs. Creation of such a committee has long been a goal of Representative Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Alaska’s first Alaska Native Speaker of the House.

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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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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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NEWS: Lawmakers Comment on Management Changes at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute

Juneau – Earlier today, the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Adam Crum, announced that he was taking over the day to day management of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) in Anchorage, which is Alaska’s only psychiatric hospital. Commissioner Crum has contracted with a private health care company to provide administrative support and leadership for the hospital.

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Coalition to Hold State of State Press Availability Tuesday Night

Juneau – State Representatives with the Alaska House Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday night following the annual State of the State Address from Governor Michael J. Dunleavy. Participants will include Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), and Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak).

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