NEWS: Democratic Amendments: Invest in Education Now, Proven Payoff Later

Even with amendments, total budget would still be less than governor’s

JUNEAU – Today on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives, Democratic legislators offered a series of amendments to the state operating budget to save Alaska money by investing wisely in its human resources today. If each amendment passed, the total budget would still be smaller than that proposed by the governor.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Now is the Time.

Tonight, you may listen to Mayor Sullivan’s meeting with Anchorage legislators about public employee retirement programs.

Tomorrow is your chance to testify on the operating budget about important issues like education funding, where the legislature has recently made detrimental cuts to pre-kindergarten education.

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NEWS: Lengthening the School Year So Our Kids Can Compete

Raising Expectations for Alaska Schools and Alaska Students

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation (HB155) to improve student success by lengthening the minimum school term from 180 days to 190 days, giving students more time to learn.

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