EVENT: Midtown Legislators Want to Hear from You

Rep. Andy Josephson

ANCHORAGE – Legislators from Midtown Anchorage have scheduled a town hall meeting on Monday, October 16, to discuss legislative priorities with constituents before the delegation heads to Juneau for the fourth special session. Governor Walker has put a revenue generating head tax, and a fix to Senate Bill 91 (SB 91), the omnibus crime bill, on the call. Your legislators recognize the urgency of tackling both these issues and are ready to discuss and listen.

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NEWS: Praise for Court Victory Allowing Salmon Habitat Ballot Measure to Go Forward

Rep. Andy Josephson

Anchorage – Earlier today, a Superior Court judge issued a ruling allowing the “Stand for Salmon” ballot measure to move forward through the initiative process. The ruling requires the Alaska Lieutenant Governor to certify the initiative and allows proponents to begin collecting signatures. The purpose of the proposed ballot measure is to update state statutes to protect Alaska’s vital and nearly pristine salmon habitat.

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NEWS: Committee Meetings Scheduled to Examine Public Safety in Alaska

Anchorage – The Finance Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives has scheduled a series of budget subcommittee meetings to discuss the nexus between crime rates and available public resources in Alaska. The budget subcommittees for the Departments of Public Safety, Administration, Corrections, and Law will meet on October 5th at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO).

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NEWS: Coalition Pledges to Diligently Consider Governor Walker’s New Revenue Proposal and Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Anchorage – Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) issued the following statement in response to Governor Walker’s proclamation calling the 30th Alaska State Legislature into a 4th Special Session next month. The Governor is asking lawmakers to consider criminal justice reform legislation and a bill to create new revenue for the State of Alaska.

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