NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Press Availability Scheduled for Wednesday

Coalition Leadership to Answer Questions from Reporters Covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2017 Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Wednesday afternoon.  Participants will include the new Speaker of the House and the full leadership team of the new majority coalition. The press availability will …

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Rep. Seaton’s December 22nd Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Happy holidays! I thought I would take a few moments before the New Year kicks off to share how I envision this legislative session unfolding and to introduce you to my staff. I’ll also provide a brief outline of the governor’s proposed budget. As released, the budget includes reductions, wage freezes, and the expectation of a plan to draw on the Permanent Fund Earnings Reserve, but the budget is still not fully balanced.

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NEWS: Lawmakers Put Aside Party Labels to Form a New House Majority

The Goal is to Solve Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis and End the Partisan Dysfunction in Juneau FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016 Anchorage – In the wake of an historic election, a new majority caucus has formed in the Alaska House of Representatives.  The new House Majority is made up of 22 Republicans, Democrats, and Independents …

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Rep. Seaton’s June 13th Newsletter – Special Session

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this 22nd day of the 4th special session of the 29th Legislature. We have a week left in this 30-day session called by the governor. Although time delays in the movement of legislation are usual, the budget which passed on May 31 has not yet been transmitted to the governor for possible vetoes [the governor has the authority to veto individual line items but still sign the budget as a whole, but not until the bill has officially been transmitted or sent to him- until then it is still in possession of the legislature]. The budget must be signed by July 1 to be in effect at the start of the new fiscal year.

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