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Alaska Drone Ban in Effect Next Week Too Says Hughes

August 26, 2015 12:50PM

FAA airspace restrictions due to President’s visit extend to recreational users With the upcoming aviation restrictions related to President Obama’s visit to Alaska, Rep. Shelley Hughes wants the thousands of Alaskans who are recreational drone owners to know that small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are not permitted in general to…


House Finance Members Support Lawsuit Asserting Constitutional Authority

August 18, 2015 1:55PM

Gattis, Saddler, Pruitt, Wilson Question Constitutionality of Governor’s Action Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – Representatives Lynn Gattis, Dan Saddler, Lance Pruitt and Tammie Wilson today voiced strong support for their House Leadership and the actions taken by the Legislative Council to pursue a legal challenge defending the Legislature’s…


Alaska Legislature Takes Governor to Court Over Unconstitutional Action

Legislators believe Governor Walker’s action violates the Alaska Constitution ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Legislative Council voted today to file an injunction against Governor Bill Walker over his unilateral decision to expand Medicaid, a key element of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, without legislative consent. The suit will seek to enjoin…


Drones and Firefighting Don’t Mix – If you fly, we can’t

August 5, 2015 10:51AM

Hughes commends Alaskans for not interfering with firefighters this fire season Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, Palmer, Alaska – More than 5 million acres have burned in Alaska so far this summer, with some acreage still actively burning. The lack of rain and higher than normal temperatures may result in additional…


Herron Elected Chair of PNWER Arctic Caucus

July 16, 2015 2:44PM

Crucial for Alaska to have a voice during the United States’ Chair of the Arctic Council Thursday, July 16, 2015, Bethel, Alaska – Representative Bob Herron was elected Chair of the Arctic Caucus at the 25th Annual Summit of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) in Big Sky, Montana on…


House Leaders Express Concern Over Governor’s Decision to Expand Medicaid

Unilateral decision ignores risks, circumvents the process and bypasses needed reforms Thursday, July 16, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – House Speaker Mike Chenault, House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, and Rules Chair Craig Johnson today expressed concern with Governor Bill Walker’s decision today to unilaterally expand Medicaid without waiting for passage of…


LB&A Chair Comments on Medicaid Expansion Action

Letter with revised language received, analysis underway Legislative Budget and Audit (LB&A) Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Hawker today received a letter from Gov. Bill Walker indicating the governor’s intention to expand Medicaid in Alaska. The letter and associated documents are available here. At this point, Rep. Hawker has not determined…


The Alaska Safe Children’s Act Becomes Law

July 9, 2015 5:30PM

Millett’s House Bill 44, “The Alaska Safe Children’s Act” providing prevention and awareness curriculum and training in schools is signed into law Thursday, July 9, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Bill Walker today signed into law legislation sponsored by House Majority Leader Charisse Millett empowering school districts to provide child…


Saddler Comments on JBER Staff Reduction News

July 8, 2015 3:07PM

JBER Rep. believes maintaining – and growing – Alaska presence is best Representative Dan Saddler released the following statement today reacting to news from Alaska’s congressional delegation that the U.S. Military will draw down some 2600 soldiers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER.) The Dept. of Defense will announce tomorrow that…


Governor to Sign the Alaska Safe Children’s Act Thursday

Millett’s House Bill 44, which includes Bree’s Law and Erin’s Law signing Thursday Alaska House Majority Leader Charisse Millett’s bill to empower school districts to provide child sexual assault, teen dating violence, and youth suicide prevention curriculum in elementary and secondary schools will be signed into law by the governor…


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