EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Seaton, Foster, and Kreiss-Tomkins

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), State Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka), and House Finance Committee Co-chairs Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome) and Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer).

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Rep. Seaton’s March 20th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this 63rd day of session. Last week the House spent the majority of our time on the floor debating the budget. 134 amendments were submitted; in the last 15 years we have seen no more than 32 floor amendments to the budget. A few of the amendments were adopted. Many of those that failed were proposed cuts to budget allocations without acknowledging the effect the cuts would have, such as reducing substance abuse services.

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NEWS: Congratulations to Musher Mitch Seavey on a Record-Breaking Iditarod Victory

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition congratulate Mitch Seavey and his dog team on their record-breaking Iditarod victory today. Seavey arrived in Nome at 3:40 this afternoon with an official time of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds. He shattered the old speed record set last year by his son Dallas Seavey, who is a four time Iditarod champion.

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Rep. Seaton’s March 13th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this 56th day of session. It was a long week for the House Finance Committee, and we are preparing for another long week of floor sessions. In Finance we spent 20 hours considering 330 amendments to the operating budget. Many of the amendments would have taken certain parts of the budget back to FY16 levels without accurately taking into account other changes or reductions the departments already made to other parts of their budget.

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Rep. Seaton’s March 6th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this 49th day of session. On Saturday Tina left to take our granddaughter Hazel home. What exhausting fun to have a five-year-old visitor for the past several weeks!

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