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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…


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…


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