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Claman's Alaska Matters

Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Budget Vote and End of Session

Today is the 91st day of the legislative session. Over the past two weeks, I have received countless emails and letters from Alaskans across the state and within our district about several major issues. It is inspiring to hear from so many Alaskans, keep up the good work! In this newsletter, I want to let you know what the Legislature should address before we can head home, and my view on the issues that have received so much public attention.

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Rep. Chris Tuck

Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Appointments Questioned; Legislative Survey Available On-line

Today is the 60th day of the 90 day session and the legislature has been moving at a hectic pace. I am providing the following update in order for you to have access to good information about what is taking place in our government. As always, if you have thoughts, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to share them with me. It is essential that I have your input in order to best represent you in the State House.

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Gov’t Regs Not the Place to Make Women’s Health Decisions

Today, democratic legislators Representative Geran Tarr, Representative Beth Kerttula, Representative Harriet Drummond and Senator Berta Gardner spoke out against the governor’s bureaucratic intrusion into Alaska women’s personal health decisions. The Parnell administration recently finalized regulations allowing government bureaucrats to determine which circumstances determine whether a woman’s abortion procedure is medically necessary, a determination previously left to health professionals.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Voting No On Ballot Measure 1: The Constitution Shouldn’t Be Messed With

How thrilled are you about the prospects that extremists would re-write our Constitution? I don’t know about you, but that would be, well, pretty schmucky.

Ballot Measure 1 shows up every 10 years to ask if you want a “Constitutional Convention” to re-write our State Constitution. This week I had dinner with a state Founding Father, Vic Fischer, who helped write the constitution. He and his Convention peer, Republican Jack Coghill, think letting people into the Constitution to push their pet peeves is a bad idea, especially in times when extremists on either side have pet peeves they want in the Constitution. The Constitution should be a regal document, not one with extremist ideas in it.

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