Rep. Kawasakai’s Juneau Note: Welcome Back to School! Education Priorities, Early Learning

School started last week, welcoming over 14,000 kids into the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. Anyone living in the neighborhoods or taking their children to school will have noticed the increase in car and foot traffic around these areas.

Please remember to slow down and beware for flashing yellow lights that keep our kids safe this school year. School zones are marked at 20 miles an hour for safety.

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Democrats Disappointed by Failure to Extend Alaska Coastal Management Program

Program’s demise threatens jobs, development, local control

House Democrats are disappointed today by the unraveling of the special session to retain the Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP). Democrats said abandoning the ACMP will directly affect Alaskans by killing jobs, impeding development and decreasing state and local control in Alaska.

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Representative Kawasaski to Meet with President Obama and Administration Officials in Washington

Representative Kawasaski to Meet with President Obama and Administration Officials in Washington Fairbanks, AK—Representative Scott Kawasaki will travel to Washington, D.C. Friday to meet with members of the Obama administration and attend an intimate reception with the president. Kawasaki is one of a small number of members of People For the American Way Foundation’s Young …

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Rep. Kawasaki to Address Young Elected Officials in Washington D.C.

200 young elected officials from across the U.S. to discuss policies, leadership

Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Representative Lindsey Holmes (D-Anchorage) will join more than 200 young elected officials from across the country in Washington, DC at the sixth annual convening of the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network. The YEO Network Convening is the largest gathering of young progressive elected leaders in the country. From June 2-5, young leaders will share their experiences, policy initiatives, and best practices and build a lasting network with other young elected officials from across the country.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Special Session Wrap Up

Final Wrap Up

After going 27 days out of 30 days, the Special Session came to an end on Saturday night with a crack of the gavel. The dust is just settling on the 1st Session of the 27th Alaska State Legislature, so it may be too early to tell the impacts of our deliberations over the last four months. During the summer and into the fall, I hope to meet with you about the legislature and how I can make it more efficient, effective and citizen-friendly.

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