Dan Ortiz

District 1


Governor’s Veto of SB 140

On Thursday, March 14, Governor Dunleavy decided to veto SB 140, which proposed the largest increase to the Base Student Allocation (BSA) since its inception. This legislation aimed to boost the BSA by $680, a critical measure to….

Legislative Update

It has been a very busy start to the 33rd Legislative session! I am pleased to be back at the Capitol building in Juneau and am dedicated to keeping in touch with District 1 constituents. As we move forward through…

Rep. Ortiz’s February 9th Newsletter

Funding for Alaska’s schools is one of the most important pieces of our state budget. Yet, each year, school funding gets caught in the cross fire of budget debates and ends up being one of the last measures passed by the Alaska Legislature.


Rep. Ortiz’s February 3rd Newsletter: Friends and Neighbors

We are nearing Day 20 of the Legislative Session, and our discussion has revolved around our fiscal situation and the FY2019 budget. We have begun to tackle the Governor’s Proposed Budget, which I’ve outlined below. This newsletter is not acting as a comment of support or opposition of the proposal, but instead a general relaying of information.

Rep. Ortiz’s January 25th newsletter: Another legislative session has begun!

Another legislative session has begun! Last Tuesday, we gaveled in and had our first floor session of the year. We dove head first into our Finance Committee meetings with presentations from Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney, Department of Revenue official, the CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, and Legislative Finance.