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As you may have heard, the Alaska State Legislature is in Special Session because they don’t have a budget passed. As a result, 17,000 State employees (including yours truly) received layoff notices, which will take effect on July 1 unless … Continue reading
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
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
Join us this Thursday at the Rockwell at noon for the Legislative Forum, and find out what’s happening in the Alaska Legislature in the last weeks of session! This week, we are honored to have Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) as our guest speaker. … Continue reading
I saw something the other day that really caught my attention, and not in a good way. Check this out, from the Alaska Dispatch News: Voter turnout is likely to be low in Anchorage’s upcoming local election