NEWS: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition and Alaska Senate Democrats Press Availability Scheduled

Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) and Alaska Senate Democrats will hold a press availability before the start the Second Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. The availability will allow lawmakers to discuss specific issues and take questions from the media. The press availability will be held Tuesday, January 19, at 9 am in the Fahrenkamp Room of the Capital Building in Juneau. The press availability will feature Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and Alaska Senate Democrats Leader Sen. Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage).

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NEWS: Town Hall Meeting Hosted by Sen. Gardner, and Reps. Drummond and Josephson this Saturday

Rep. Andy Josephson

ANCHORAGE – Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Rep. Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage), and Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) will host a town hall constituent meeting this Saturday at the West Romig Library from 10am to 11:30am, for residents of Spenard, Midtown, and the UMed district. The meeting will be held in advance of the Second Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature, which begins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in Juneau.

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NEWS: Rep. Josephson Applauds Approval of Federal Ban on Plastic Microbeads That Endanger Fish and Wildlife

Rep. Andy Josephson

ANCHORAGE — On Monday, December 28, 2015, President Obama signed into law the “Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015.” The legislation phases out the use of small plastic microbeads that are often used in cosmetics and personal hygiene products. Manufacturing of products using microbeads will be phased out by July 1, 2017. The sale of products containing microbeads will be phased out by July 1, 2018.

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NEWS: It’s Time to Plan for the Impacts of Global Climate Change in Alaska

Rep. Andy Josephson

ANCHORAGE – Alaska is already experiencing damaging impacts from global climate change and the negative impacts are expected to intensify as the environment of the North Pacific continues to warm and change. Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) plans to introduce legislation later this month to create a nine member commission to help develop a statewide climate change strategy.

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