Josephson’s Journal 3/11/2020

The operating budget, HB 205, passed the House last week and is now in the hands of the Senate.
This year, the House budget process went very quickly. I felt that there was a broad sense of cooperation and respect in the crafting of this year’s budget.

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Josephson’s Journal 2/10/20

Last Friday, I introduced HB 242, which aims to improve the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (AK PDMP) and to help doctors and other medical providers improve prescribing practices for controlled substances.

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Josephson’s Journal- Special Crime Update

We heard you. Alaskans have been insisting that the legislature crack down on crime. The House did just that. As a former prosecutor, I feel passionate about this issue, and fighting for a strong criminal justice system that protects public safety has always been a top priority for me. In 2016, I was the only Democrat to vote against Senate Bill 91. This Wednesday, I enthusiastically voted to repeal and replace it.

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Josephson’s Journal- March 13, 2019

As chair of the University, Court System, and Department of Law budget subcommittees, I convened hearings to consider—and possibly reshape—Governor Dunleavy’s drastic budget proposals.

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