NEWS: Representative Paul Seaton to Host Constituent Town Halls

Rep. Paul Seaton

Homer – Representative Paul Seaton (R-Homer) invites Peninsula community members and neighbors to two public town hall meetings on Thursday, October 5. Rep. Seaton will be joined by Alaska Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney at both events. The first town hall will take place in the Ninilchik Senior Center from 12:00-2:00 p.m., during and after the Senior lunch. The second town hall will take place at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Responds to October Special Session Announcement

Anchorage – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition respond to news that Alaska Governor Bill Walker will call the 30th Alaska State Legislature into a 4th Special Session in late October. The special session will be focused on a not yet disclosed revenue measure, or measures, to fill the projected $2.7 billion budget gap brought on by the continued low price of oil, which has pushed Alaska into a fiscal crisis and lingering recession.

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NEWS: Coalition Members Appalled by President Trump’s Response to the Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Anchorage – The members of the bipartisan Majority organization in the Alaska House of Representatives are appalled by President Donald Trump’s response to last week’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The President insisted that blame for the violence and hatred be equally spread among all participants, including those protesting Nazi, white-supremacist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic ideology.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Passes Responsible Capital Budget Compromise

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Legislature overwhelmingly passed a capital budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that will result in approximately $1.2 billion in federal funds coming to Alaska. The approved capital budget was a negotiated compromise that ensures continued funding for Alaska’s roads, bridges, and other vital infrastructure. House Finance Committee Co-chair Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome) helped negotiate the compromise and worked to ensure passage today.

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