We are digging ourselves out of snow that recently blanketed Alaska’s capital city. I hope you stayed warm through the cold snap that has kept our home region in a deep freeze for several weeks! I am happy to offer you another update on our legislative business this week.
ANCHORAGE – The co-chairs of the House Health and Social Services Committee today released the following statements on the Department of Health and Social Services’ feasibility study examining the potential privatization of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, and API’s recent re-certification:
JUNEAU – A proposal to permanently establish November as Alaska Native Heritage Month cleared its final legislative hurdle on Monday when it unanimously passed the Senate.
The House Finance Committee will begin hearing public testimony on the FY20 Operating Budget. Today, if you are located in Bethel and are able to attend in person, please join the committee hearing teleconference at the Legislative Information Office (LIO) located at 301 Willow Street.
Because the proposals included in the Governor’s budget would fundamentally change life for many Alaskans, state savings have been spent down over several years, and the decisions before lawmakers are historic in nature, members of the House and House Finance Committee will be hosting community meetings throughout the state to hear directly from Alaskans.