January 22, 2015

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NEWS: House Minority Members Respond to Governor’s State of the Budget Address

JUNEAU – Alaska Governor Bill Walker presented his first State of the Budget address Thursday night. Governor Walker outlined both short and long-term plans to deal with a daunting fiscal crisis brought on by declining oil production and prices. The House Minority, made up of Democrats and an Independent, appreciates the care Governor Walker took in suggesting ideas for the Alaska Legislature to consider in the coming months.

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Rep. Adam Wool

Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: First Edition! The Work Begins

Greetings from the State Capitol in Juneau! It’s a lot wetter and warmer here than back home. The wet weather doesn’t dampen our spirits though. On Tuesday, I took the oath of office and began my term as your representative for Geist, College, Chena Ridge, Chena Pump, University West, Cripple Creek, UAF Campus, Richardson, and the Parks Highway neighborhoods in Fairbanks. The politicos call it District 5- I just call it home or D-5.

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Rep. Andrew Josephson

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Back to Session

Tuesday, January 20th marked the first day of the 29th Alaska Legislature and it is looking to be a very interesting first session. Our caucus has grown by 30%; we have a new governor with ambitions to expand Medicaid, providing insurance to 40,000 Alaskans. And, oil prices have dropped to $49.50 greatly reducing Alaska’s revenue stream and helping to create a $3.5 billion deficit. But before I start talking about the rough days that we will have to weather, I would like to start with some good news!

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Rep. Matt Claman

Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: Session Begins!

Welcome to the first edition of Claman’s Alaska Matters newsletter. This will be one of the many ways you can find out what is going on in our State Legislature, how pending legislation may affect our district, and my thoughts and positions on various subjects. Enjoy!

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ADVISORY: House and Senate Democrats Response to the State of the Budget

JUNEAU – House and Senate Democratic leaders Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and Sen. Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) will be joined by Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) in addressing the media immediately following the House and Senate Majority’s response to the Governor’s State of the Budget address Thursday night.

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