January 30, 2015

The Coalition Working For You

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: First Real Week of Session

The first real week of session is coming to a close and what an informative week it has been. Every legislator is assigned to various subcommittees to discuss department budgets. I have the privilege of sitting on four of these subcommittees: University, Law, Natural Resources, and Environmental Conservation. At these meetings we get an overview of their budgets and see how and where they spend their money. These subcommittees generally meet through the month of February before closing out and joining together to form the FY16 Operating Budget.

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Claman's Alaska Matters

Rep. Claman’s Alaska Matters: Week One Update

Welcome to the second edition of Claman’s Alaska Matters newsletter. This newsletter 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 on various subjects. Feel free to follow my office on social media with the links above for day-to-day happenings in the Alaska State Legislature. Enjoy!

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Rep. Les Gara fishing

NEWS: Ruling Endangers Wild Kenai River Kings, Rainbows and Dollies: Rep. Gara Files Formal Request for Reconsideration

JUNEAU – Today, Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) filed a formal request for a reversal of a ruling by the Federal Subsistence Board that will threaten Alaska’s world class wild King Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. Prized early and late run wild King Salmon have been decimated in recent years. Early run Kenai River King runs have fallen from over 20,012 fish in 1988 to roughly 2,049 in 2013. Late run Kenai Kings have fallen from 81,700 in 1988 to 19,700 in 2013.

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