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Gattis Disappointed with State Agency Golf Tournament

June 26, 2015 4:44PM

Rep. feels it is inappropriate for AHFC to use public funds, employees on event Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, today voiced her disappointment over the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) hosting a charity golf tournament in the midst of massive budget deficits. “While AHFC’s intent was laudable, the event is symptomatic…


LeDoux Comments on National Guard Report

June 15, 2015 10:51AM

House Judiciary Chair thankful for Collins’ work, reviewing 93-report Alaska House Judiciary Chair Gabrielle LeDoux released the following statement today, upon the release of retired Superior Judge Patricia Collins’ report on problems within the Alaska National Guard. LeDoux, R-Anchorage, whose district includes portions of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, also serves as…


House Adjourns Second Special Session Sine Die

June 11, 2015 5:22PM

Gavel falls after Senate agrees to House compromise budget, HB 44 passage The Alaska House of Representatives this afternoon adjourned sine die the second special session of the 29th Legislature. The House adjourned following concurrence in Senate changes to House Bill 44, the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, and after accepting…


Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Alaskan Children

Millett’s House Bill 44, “The Alaska Safe Children’s Act” proposes prevention and awareness curriculum and training in schools The Alaska State Legislature passed legislation today sponsored by House Majority Leader Charisse Millett to empower school districts to provide child sexual assault, teen dating violence, and youth suicide prevention curriculum in…


Deal Reached on FY16 Operating Budget

June 10, 2015 6:35PM

Conference Committee closes out budget, sends to the floor for a final vote Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – The House and Senate Conference Committee on House Bill 2001 today approved and passed out a compromise budget for fiscal year 2016 using funds from the Constitutional Budget Reserve. A…


Bill Helping Alaska Veterans Get Better Jobs Becomes Law

June 3, 2015 3:41PM

Saddler’s HB 46 changes membership on Alaska Workforce Investment Board Wednesday, June 6, 2015, Eagle River, Alaska – A bill aimed at improving employment opportunities for Alaska’s veteran population became law yesterday with the governor’s signature. House Bill 46, by Representative Dan Saddler, changes the composition of the Alaska Workforce…


House Rejects Senate Operating Budget

June 1, 2015 6:59PM

Senate denies House Majority compromise, conference committee appointed The Alaska House tonight rejected the operating budget bill as changed by the Senate, which disregarded the carefully crafted and negotiated compromise made between House leaders. The Senate passed House Bill 2001 without including the Majority compromise on education funding, ferry service…


Finance Committee Unveils Budget Compromise

May 27, 2015 1:02PM

Committee substitute increases education funding, reinstates cost of living increases Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – The House Finance Committee today introduced a committee substitute for House Bill 2001 that acts as a compromise in order to secure a three-quarter vote and access the Constitutional Budget Reserve to fund…


House, Senate Adjourn First Special Session

May 21, 2015 10:28AM

Convene second special session in Anchorage with new budget bills Thursday, May 21, Anchorage, Alaska – The House and Senate today will adjourn the first special session of the 29th Legislature called by the governor and convene the second special session in Anchorage immediately following. A Legal Services memo recommended…


Millett Will Continue Work To Pass Alaska Safe Children’s Act

May 19, 2015 1:55PM

Majority Leader optimistic that changes won’t delay important programs Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska – The Senate Education Committee today introduced a new committee substitute for House Bill 44, “Alaska Safe Children’s Act”, adding numerous new policies to the original bill. HB 44, as it passed the House, empowered…


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