NEWS: Lawmakers Believe Southeast Alaska Needs Proportional Representation on University of Alaska Board of Regents

Rep. Justin Parish

Juneau – The Southeast Alaska delegation of the Alaska House of Representatives — Reps. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka), Sam Kito III (D-Juneau), Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan), Justin Parish (D-Juneau), as well as Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau) — have sent a letter to Alaska Governor Bill Walker asking for the restoration of the region’s representation on the University of Alaska Board of Regents in the next appointment cycle. A recent appointment to the Board of Regents has left Southeast Alaska with only one representative on the 11-member Board of Regents.

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Rep. Parish’s Feb. 24th Newsletter

Rep. Parish Newsletter

Hello friends and neighbors in Juneau and across Alaska! Before I start with my usual newsletter business, I want to give a quick shout out to everyone who took the time to testify on HB115. We saw a great turnout with many different perspectives from all over the state. It’s great to see so many people getting involved in the political process. Thank you all!

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NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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Rep. Parish’s Newsletter: First Three Weeks

Rep. Parish Newsletter

Hello friends and neighbors in Juneau and across Alaska! I hope you are all doing well. These first three weeks have been quite the busy ride, however I can happily say I have a great team to help me with the work!

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