NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: University Budget Testimony Starts Today

I am chairing the finance subcommittee for the University budget and this week we are soliciting public comments on the Governor’s proposed FY18 budget for the University of Alaska System. The dates for this public comment period begin today, Tuesday, February 14 through Tuesday the 21st. If you have input, I welcome it and encourage you to share your thoughts on the direction and priorities of the University of Alaska.

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EVENT: Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Guttenberg, Claman, and Spohnholz

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning. Participants will include the Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Finance Committee Member Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), and House Health and Social Services Committee Chair Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage).

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Reaction to President Trump’s executive order

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Just days ago, President Trump issued an executive order severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries, freezing refugee admission for 120 days, and indefinitely barringall Syrian refugees. While walking up the capitol steps this morning, I was greeted by a large group of protestors. They were rightfully upset at the executive order and implored me to “do something!” about it.

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