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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NEWS: Democrats Disappointed GOP Leadership Bypassing Budget Savings

ANCHORAGE – Tuesday, the Chairman of the Alaska Legislative Council officially signed binding legal agreements with two law firms to continue a lawsuit against Alaska Governor Bill Walker over his decision to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alaska. By signing the larger of the two contracts, the Alaska Legislature must immediately pay $100,000 to a Washington D.C. advocacy law firm.

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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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NEWS: Rep. Guttenberg Hires a New Finance Aide

Rep. David Guttenberg

FAIRBANKS- Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) announced this week that he has hired a new finance aide. Kyle Campbell grew up in the Goldstream Valley and has been involved in local Fairbanks community organizations for most of his life. With a background heavily focused on science and community outreach, Campbell is looking forward to expanding his horizons while working for the Alaska State Legislature.

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NEWS: Welcome to Alaska Mr. President

ANCHORAGE – The thirteen members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition are excited to welcome President Barak Obama to Alaska this week. The President is scheduled to speak tonight at the GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage followed by trips to rural Alaska later this week. The GLACIER conference, which is focused on the Arctic, will include foreign dignitaries and experts on Arctic issues.

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