NEWS: House Democrats Comment on Withdrawal of Governor’s Controversial Appointee

Alaska - State and Stars

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) released the following statements upon hearing Dennis Mandell had withdrawn his name from consideration for the Alaska Assessment Review Board after concerns were raised about his residency, his history of working for the oil industry in disputes against Alaska, and his failure to pay taxes.

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NEWS: State Helping Find New Partner for Pebble Project?

Alaska - State and Stars

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) revealed statements from Northern Dynasty CEO, Ron Thiessen contradicting Governor Parnell’s stated position on that he would reserve judgment until completion of the permitting process for the Pebble Mine.

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NEWS: New Concerns Raised about Governor’s Appointee

Rep. Andy Josephson

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) released a report showing a business owned by Dennis Mandell, one of the governor’s appointees to Alaska’s State Assessment Review Board which sets the property tax value for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, has had its business license suspended in California for five years for failing to pay taxes.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Silencing Alaskans?

Rep. Andy Josephson

An ongoing theme from last year’s session is the attempt to cut the public out of the state’s decision-making process. I was opposed to HB 77 (one of last year’s most contentious bills) from its inception. I was proud of the public uproar over that bill. Alaskans’ voices always deserve to be heard. HB 77 is on the move again as well as another bill that aims to reduce public involvement (HB 47).

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Town Hall Time and More

This week, the State Senate scheduled a hearing for the U-Med/Northern Access Road bill that Senator Gardner and I introduced. I also attempted to restore funding to critical programs like Pre-K and job readiness, as well as welcomed a new colleague to the Legislature.

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NEWS: Constituent Meeting for Senate District H

Rep. Andy Josephson

ANCHORAGE- Senator Berta Gardner, Representative Andy Josephson, and Representative Harriet Drummond would like to invite friends and neighbors to a constituent meeting to discuss public education, the budget process, and any other questions or concerns members of District H may have.

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