Rep. Drummond’s Dispatch: 2013 Final Notes from Juneau

Sunday, April 15 marked the final day of the 2013 legislative session, and there’s no doubt about it: This was a rough session.

The Giveaway Gang

The House Majority used their superior numbers to push through terrible legislation that could have a devastating impact on the lives of everyday Alaskans. SB21, the oil wealth giveaway bill, is going to remove about $1 billion a year from Alaska’s economy.

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The Drummond Dispatch: Busy, Busy, Busy.

We’re in the last 36 hours of session and things are rapidly coming to a head here in the Capitol. Bills are being quickly rushed to the floor. Just this morning they scheduled a last minute meeting of Community and Regional Affairs, a committee that had previously adjourned for the rest of session, in order to get a bill on the House Floor today.

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The Drummond Dispatch: Notes from Juneau

Over the years I’ve watched the end of session rush of bills from afar on Gavel to Gavel, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what I was in for when I came down to Juneau.

Now that we are down to the wire and I am in the thick of it, I can tell you it’s even more hectic on this end!

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Rep. Drummond’s Dispatch: MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MONDAY!

Because of recent attacks on Alaska’s public education system, with only a minimal amount of time made available for dialogue from the public, I chaired a Save Our Schools public forum for parents, teachers and concerned Alaskans to testify about Alaska’s school system.

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Rep. Drummond’s Dispatch: MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MONDAY!

WHAT: S.O.S. Save Our Schools Public Hearing on Education in Alaska.
The public is encouraged to come share its voice on Alaska’s public schools and early education.

WHEN: March 25, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: State Capitol, Fahrenkamp Room 203 or at your local Legislative Information Office

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