Public Testimony Opportunity: Let your voice be heard
This Wednesday, Fairbanks residents have an opportunity to address the House Finance Committee to share their thoughts on House Bill 2001 and how the dividend affects the budget as a whole, including the ability to restore vetoed funds.
The hearing will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the Fairbanks LIO on 1292 Sadler Way, #308, Fairbanks. If you can’t make it during that time frame, you can email your testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The House Finance committee is also doing public testimony in Anchorage today and Mat-Su Tuesday.
New membership on House Finance committee
Last week a seat became vacant on the House Finance committee, and I was selected to be the new member. However, this means I will no longer chair the House Labor and Commerce committee or co-chair the House Transportation committee. I will miss greatly these committees and others I was on. Although, in these challenging times I think I can be most utilized on Finance. I look forward to serving Fairbanks in this new role.
Thank you for all of your letters, calls, and emails in support of the override, and for the many notes to thank and encourage me over the past week. Continue to stay engaged, and know that I am still fighting.
Air Show Last Weekend
Below are a few photos from the air show at Eielson AFB on Saturday, July 13. It was a great event and nice to see so many Fairbanksans attend. We had a chance to see the new F-35's up close and to see them fly by. Governor Dunleavy spoke about all the people and jobs coming to Fairbanks as a result of the F-35's. Yet, he didn't speak about the loss of jobs and people that his cuts would cause. Many arriving airmen and their families are counting on good schools and a good University. I hope we don't let them down.