VIDEO: Joint AIDC Senate Dems Press Availability

Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) and Alaska Senate Democrats joint press availability from April 19th at 10:00 a.m. Participants include AIDC Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), and House Minority Whip Rep. Sam Kito (D-Juneau).

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

Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) and Alaska Senate Democrats will hold a joint press availability Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Participants will include AIDC Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), and House Minority Whip Rep. Sam Kito (D-Juneau).

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NEWS: The Late Rep. Max Gruenberg’s Final Bill Passes the Alaska Legislature, With a Little Help From His Friends

Juneau – Today, House Bill 147 passed the Alaska Senate by a unanimous vote. Earlier this month, the bill passed the Alaska House of Representatives, also by a unanimous vote. The bill was the brainchild of the late Rep. Max Gruenberg who passed away suddenly in February at the age of 72 while still in office. Rep. Liz Vazquez (R-Anchorage) sponsored HB 147, which does several things including allowing the well-being of pets to be considered by courts in divorce proceedings. Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) was appointed to the District 16 seat held by Rep. Gruenberg and she quickly became a co-sponsor of HB 147.

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NEWS: Alaska House Votes to Oppose the Sale of Frankenfish

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously Friday night in favor of House Joint Resolution 28 sponsored by House Resources Committee member Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage). HJR 28 puts the Alaska House on record opposing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of a genetically engineered salmon being sold for human consumption. Additionally, the resolution urges Congress to enact legislation requiring genetically engineered products be labeled.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Honors Previous Commitments by Offering to Purchase the Anchorage Legislative Information Office

Juneau – The Alaska Legislative Council voted tonight to make an offer to purchase the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) for $32.5 million, which is a significant reduction from the previous price placed on the recently remodeled and expanded building. The vote was 13-1 with Representative Sam Kito (D-Juneau) voting yes. He is the only member of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition on the Legislative Council.

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