REPRESENTATIVE DAN ORTIZ

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Hitting the Ground Running

The Alaska State House of Representatives has elected a Speaker of the House and organized committee assignments. I will have the opportunity to serve as a member of the House Majority Coalition on the Fisheries Committee…

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Dan’s Dispatch November 13, 2020

I hope this email finds you healthy and safe. Due to the current COVID-19 community risk level, the White Cliff Building, where my Ketchikan office is located, is closed to the public.

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September Update

How do you envision the future of our Alaska Marine Highway System? The AMH Reshaping Work Group is currently taking public comment, and we need to hear from YOU! All ideas and concerns are appreciated.

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End of AK Legislative Session

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day! Although the holiday weekend may have looked a bit different this year, what we are celebrating – the lives of those who died while serving in the United States Armed Services – has stayed the same.

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Can’t Wait to Hear from You Tomorrow!

Don’t forget: tomorrow morning I will be on Facebook Live at 10am, and I am hoping to hear from you! Feel free to send me questions ahead of time at Rep.Dan.Ortiz@AKLeg.gov or comment online during the live session.

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Join Me (Virtually) This Saturday!

I am hosting a virtual coffee hour this weekend! Join me on Facebook Live at 10am on Saturday the 25th. I’ll take questions during the conversation, but I’d also appreciate getting questions beforehand. Feel free to send me questions at Rep.Dan.Ortiz@AKLeg.gov.

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The Legislature Passed A Budget

This weekend, the Legislature passed a budget. Because of Covid-19 concerns and safety, we knew we had to act quickly.

The budget is relatively flat funded from last year. We continued to make some cuts, but we also fought to protect vital services, such as education and our ferries. Below is a breakdown of some of the biggest results of the budget:

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COVID-19 Update

Last week, Alaska had its first case of the Coronavirus: a cargo pilot traveling through Anchorage. With the amount of travel that Alaskans have done over the last month, it is likely that there are more untested and unverified cases already here.

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