Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Governor Dunleavy Releases Budget Proposal

Yesterday, Governor Dunleavy released his FY2020 budget containing a $1.7 billion reduction in overall funds. I am very concerned about the proposal to substantially cut important services, including a 23% reduction in school district funding, a 44% reduction to the university system, elimination of the Senior Benefits Program, and a nearly 40% cut to Medicaid services.

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NEWS: Lawmakers Comment on Management Changes at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute

Juneau – Earlier today, the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Adam Crum, announced that he was taking over the day to day management of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) in Anchorage, which is Alaska’s only psychiatric hospital. Commissioner Crum has contracted with a private health care company to provide administrative support and leadership for the hospital.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Session Begins & Constituent Meeting Reminder

This week, I took the Oath of Office and am honored to start my third term representing House District 21. We face many challenges as a state, and over the next 90 days, the Legislature will make decisions that will have an impact for many years to come. We must focus on the future of Alaska by finding solutions that serve all Alaskans—addressing the issues today and not leaving them for the next generation.

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