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Rep. Spohnholz's newsletter

Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Big Things Are Happening!

Throughout the first month of the session we have been holding budget subcommittees which afforded us the opportunity to do high level program overviews. We have been hearing from various departments about what is working, what they can do better, and how we can restructure programs in a way that provides services people are asking for, while making informed choices about the fiscal realities facing the state. These subcommittees are winding down and will soon be releasing their recommendations. Once that happens, we can move forward with educated decision making regarding the state budget. I am resolute in my devotion to passing a sustainable budget with consistent revenue streams that are fair and equitable for all Alaskans.

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Claman's Alaska Matters

Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Honoring Our Veterans and General Election Results

Today is Veteran’s Day, which began as Armistice Day at the end of the First World War. At “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” we pause to celebrate and honor our veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving our country. Thank you for the sacrifices you made and your commitment to upholding our values of freedom and democracy.

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Rep. Chris Tuck

NEWS: House Approves Legislation to Remove Barriers to Employment for Veterans in Alaska

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 6 that allows private employers to give a hiring preference to veterans. Every state has a veterans hiring preference in place for public employment. However, private employers are not permitted to offer the same benefit without violating federal law. The legislation is sponsored by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and is supported by the United States Department of Defense.

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Rep. David Guttenberg

NEWS: Guttenberg Hails Veteran Cemetery Process

Representative David Guttenberg (D-Interior/Wade Hampton) today praised news that officials of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) signed a land sales agreement to dedicate 320 acres near Fairbanks as Alaska’s Interior Veterans Cemetery.  A long-time advocate for an Interior cemetery, Rep. Guttenberg sponsored the 2005 bill designating the new facility and directing DMVA to construct it.  That measure ultimately led to passage of a similar bill in 2009, sponsored by Senator Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla), establishing the cemetery and creating the Alaska Veterans Cemetery Fund.

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