JUNEAU – Members of the Alaska House Coalition were grieved to learn this morning that former State Senator Dennis Egan passed away at the age of 75. Egan was a business leader and well respected member in the Juneau community before he was elected Mayor in 1995.
ANCHORAGE – Today, Representative Chris Tuck withdrew from the Alaska State House election for District 13. As a result, Rep. Tuck will not run for election to the Alaska State Legislature in 2022. Rep. Tuck has served seven terms in the Alaska House of Representatives.
JUNEAU – Legislation introduced by Speaker of the House Louise Stutes that creates a dementia awareness and early detection campaign and builds healthcare capacity to meet the growing number of cases of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia has passed from the legislature and awaits the governor’s signature.
Last night, the Alaska State Legislature passed House Bill 155 to improve the Alaska Court Visitor Program by transferring the program’s responsibilities from the Office of Public Advocacy to the Alaska Court System.
Last week, the Alaska Legislature had a final day that will go down in legislative history. Both the House and Senate finished up work right around midnight and, despite predictions to the contrary, a lot was accomplished this session.
On May 18th, the legislature finished its work on schedule. I'm pleased to report that we were able to deliver an operating and capital budget that provide significant support for House District 37 and the rest of the state.
Today is Mother’s Day. I want to send a huge thank you to all the amazing moms, grandmas, and stepmoms for everything they do in our lives. Today is the day to reach out to the mothers in your life and give them your love.