For many years, I’ve been working to modernize Alaska’s elections. In 2017, I put forward House Bill 1, which included same-day voter registration, the use of electronic signatures, and permanent absentee voting. After eight hearings in the House State Affairs Committee
Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed the budget for the State of Alaska by a vote of 25-14. I was heartened to see the budget bill pick up support from a couple of members of the House Minority.
Next week, the full Alaska House of Representatives will consider the proposed operating budget for the State of Alaska. I’m expecting the floor debate to last much of the week due to consideration of budget amendments brought forward by members of the House Minority.
Because of our location and harsh environment, Alaska has always been an expensive place to live. However, over the past couple of weeks, costs have been increasing because of a spike in energy prices due to Russia’s illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine.
Legislature begins tomorrow. I am proud to serve once again as the Majority Leader in the Alaska House of Representatives. Every day I get to work with a group of talented Republicans, Independents, and Democrats who have all come together to put aside party politics and do what is best for Alaska.