Final news on budget, Covid-19 response, and recess

You have likely seen that the legislature wrapped up work for now and recessed late Saturday night. Due to a marathon of committee meetings and floor sessions we were able to complete the operating budget, most of the capital budget, the supplemental budget, and the Covid-19 relief package.

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Covid-19 Response and Online Constituent Meeting Saturday

Hope everyone is hanging in there! This is a long e-news, packed with information. Before scrolling down, please mark your calendar for our online Constituent Meeting this Saturday, March 21 from 3-4:30pm. We will NOT be meeting in person. To reduce exposure, Senator Begich and I will remain in Juneau, and allow you to stream or call in from your homes. Tune in to www.alaskalegislature.tv, or 563-9085 to listen in. We are asking neighbors to please send or call in your questions in advance to rep.geran.tarr@akleg.gov or sen.tom.begich@akleg.gov so we can be prepared with answers.

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Reminder: Operating Budget Public Testimony today at 5 pm & Anchorage Caucus

Things are moving quickly down here. The House Finance Committee is taking public testimony on the operating budget – education funding, Medicaid, public safety, corrections, substance abuse treatment, prevention, ferries, public radio, agriculture, Pioneer Homes, and API are just some of the items Alaskans have spoken out in favor of –

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Constituent Meeting Saturday February 8 3-5pm

I hope you can join me and Senator Begich tomorrow, Saturday, February 8, from 3-5pm at the Airport Heights Elementary School (1510 Alder Drive) for a Legislative Update. We’ll be there to share insights on what is happening in Juneau and to hear your thoughts and concerns.

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