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Category Archives: AK Leg 2017
If you want to guarantee a sunny evening in Juneau, schedule a town hall meeting! Last Tuesday night, Representative Justin Parish (a Democrat serving House District 34 in the Juneau valley) hosted a town hall meeting with guest speaker Randy … Continue reading
Meetings this week include one public testimony opportunity at the Legislature and a regular Assembly meeting. I notice that there seems like a lot of zoning-related information on the agenda for the Assembly meeting this week. The details below the … Continue reading
There are no Tongass Democrats meetings this week, but Tuesday is shaping up to be a very busy day, with two public testimony opportunities at the Legislature, an important Town Hall on the budget by Rep. Parish (see the Action … Continue reading
As you all know, this year’s House budget is a multi-bill plan to get Alaska’s balance sheet back into the black while preserving vital services and the PFD. Because the House’s sensible plan involves taxing oil and gas companies appropriately, … Continue reading
I’ll be out of town a lot this month, so TongassDemocrats.com will be on a low-volume posting schedule for May. Here is what you can count on from us, plus some resources to help you stay up-to-date on what’s happening … Continue reading
Public testimony is one of our most important tools in getting our opinions and concerns across to our Legislators, and the Alaska State Legislature maintains a page of opportunities for public testimony. Here are 2 published meetings (oil tax and … Continue reading
We are coming down to the wire on the budget, and your testimony is needed before the Labor and Commerce Committee tonight. HB 115, the Education Funding Act, is an important part of the State House plan to stabilize our budget … Continue reading
Republicans in Alaska’s Senate have an interesting philosophy for dealing with the wolf at the door: feed him Grandma and the kids, then hope desperately that the price of oil goes up. Actually, I’m just guessing about the hope part; they … Continue reading