Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: The Heat is On

Rep. Drummond's Newsletter

The heat is on. The budget finance subcommittees are in full swing and bills are moving. Not to beat a dead horse, but the main issue this year is the budget, and we are currently reviewing the Governor’s proposal to change the Permanent Fund Dividend. Touching the PFD has traditionally been a political no-no. But historically we haven’t seen these kinds of deficits. Most Alaskans seem to agree that to solve the problem we are going to have to use a mix of new revenue, government cuts, and draws on Alaska’s savings accounts including the Permanent Fund earnings reserve. Exactly how much of each of those solutions we will draw on is the crux of the debate.

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Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: Day 93 and counting

Rep. Drummond's Newsletter

I’m sure you noticed that we’re now well past 90 days. The question is, how long will we be staying? I’ll be here until we’re done, fighting for the things my constituents want.

My email inbox has been absolutely flooded this session, and almost every one of them is about three particular subjects.

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Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: It’s the Right Thing to Do

Rep. Drummond's Newsletter

Today the Republican associated firm Dittman Research released a poll that makes one thing very clear: Alaskans demand Medicaid expansion. The poll very plainly reveals that 60% of Alaskan residents are eager for the legislature to do the right thing and provide Alaska’s working poor with medical coverage.

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