NEWS: Responsible Budget Passes the Alaska House of Representatives

JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives today formally passed a fully funded operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that ensures the delivery of essential services and protects the Alaska economy. The $5.1 billion General Fund operating budget reduces spending on agency and statewide operations by a net of $82.5 million compared to the 2017 budget, even after Governor Bill Walker’s vetoes.

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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. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Your Budget Feedback

Rep. Spohnholz's newsletter

You may have noticed that we recently updated our newsletter form. In the original version of the newsletter there was a technical difficulty with the links to the contact for emailed testimony. Emailed testimony on the budget can be sent to housefinance@akleg.gov, and emailed testimony on HB 123 and HB 25 can be sent to our office directly at rep.ivy.spohnholz@akleg.gov. These issues have been corrected in the updated version, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Let’s Get Together!

Rep. Spohnholz's newsletter

This week there has been, and will be, a TON of opportunity for people to come together and discuss smart policy ideas to help our friends and neighbors while we work to create a sustainable budget.Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Dan Sullivan addressed the State Legislature this week. I support Senator Murkowski in her commitment to maintain Medicaid expansion, and welcome the opportunity to work with our national delegation to find solutions in any replacement to the Affordable Care Act.

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