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.
Elections represent the voice of the people and the right to vote is essential to our shared democracy. That sounds good but there is a simple catch that can stop a person from voting. Not being registered to vote
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.