Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Special Session Update

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Special session is here and the legislature is working to analyze the various options that are being put on the table for a potential Trans-Canada buyout. Trans Canada is our partner in the AKLNG project. This decision making process was put in place in 2014 when the legislature passed SB138.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Arctic Executive Steering Committee Visits Fairbanks, Hospice Fundraiser

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Last week I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital at their annual hospice benefit concert at the UAF Davis Concert Hall. Each year the Far North Fiddle Fest takes place to bring awareness to this important program. It was great seeing people from the community come out to help support interior hospice, as well as enjoy some of the country’s best fiddlers.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Chancellor Rogers Retires and Medicaid Update

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Last week I attended Brian Rogers’ retirement party at the Wood Center, where a group of his longtime friends, family and coworkers paid tribute to the contributions he has made over the years as Chancellor at UAF. I’ve known Brian since he sold lemonade out of a step ban on campus years ago. He is a dear friend of mine. Although we were there to say goodbye to one of Fairbanks’ great leaders, it remained a celebration as several people spoke in his honor.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Costly Legislative Lawsuit on the Horizon

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

On Tuesday leg council announced plans to sue Gov. Walker in an effort to block his authority to expand Medicaid in Alaska. This comes as no surprise considering the opposition the Governor faced since he first introduced Medicaid expansion into the budget during the regular 90 day session. It was blocked by a few and has landed us where we are today—about to spend half a million dollars during a deficit budget on corporate lawyers to carry out a lawsuit against an expansion that would bring in federal money to the state and create thousands of jobs.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Peonies, Baseball and Marijuana Control Board

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Last month the Anchorage Bucs traveled to Fairbanks to take on the Goldpanners and I was honored to be asked to throw out the first pitch of the game. After an amazing pitch that flew right into the catcher’s glove, I was all but asked to be on the team. I was also delighted to accept an invitation to attend the opening ceremonies of the World Eskimo Indian Olympics, where I was able to be part of such a unique and important event that celebrates Alaskan Native diversity, heritage and culture

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