NEWS: Reps. Tarr, Drummond, and Spohnholz Welcome News of a Federal Grant to Process Untested Rape Kits in Alaska

Rep. Harriet Drummond

Anchorage – Representatives Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) release the following statements in response to the announcement that the State of Alaska is receiving a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to process over 1,000 sexual assault kits collected by the Alaska State Troopers. The grant money will also fund a prosecuting attorney and investigator.

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NEWS: Knik Arm Bridge Should Be Removed from Transportation Priority List

Rep. Harriet Drummond

Anchorage – Representatives Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) encourage the public to comment on the need to stop wasteful spending on the proposed Knik Arm Crossing project. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is accepting public comments until Friday, August 19th on whether the roughly $2 billion bridge project should be removed from the current state transportation priority list.

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OP-ED: A Permanent Fund Only Plan is Unfair to Alaskans

Rep. Harriet Drummond

The members of the 29th Alaska Legislature will face some very big decisions when the unprecedented Fifth Special Session gets underway July 11. Never before in Alaska’s history has a Legislature needed five Special Sessions to get its work done but there is always a first time for everything. I and my colleagues in the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition are in the minority in the Alaska Legislature, which means that we do not control the agenda and can really only debate and consider what the Governor and the Majority present to us. However, let me assure you that we stand ready, willing, and able to help solve the ongoing fiscal crisis that is threatening our economy and our institutions of government.

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