Category Archives: democracy

SIGNAL BOOST: ADP action alert on Trump budget

Jay Parmley, Executive Director of Alaska Democratic Party, doesn’t often send out an Action Alert, so when he does, my ears perk up.

Share
Posted in Action Announcement, AK Democratic Party, democracy, Informational | Leave a comment

Meetings 5/22/17-5/28/17

There are three City and Borough of Juneau meetings this week: Committee of the Whole, Public Works & Facilities, and Planning Commission. The Lands Committee and Finance Committee meetings have been canceled. Details below the fold. 

Share
Posted in democracy, Informational, Juneau, meeting reminder | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chair’s Corner: key take-aways from Rep. Parish’s Town Hall on the State budget

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

Share
Posted in AK Leg 2017, AK News, blog, Chair's Corner, democracy, Opinion, State budget | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Meetings 5/15/17 to 5/21/17

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

Share
Posted in AK Leg 2017, democracy, Informational, meeting reminder | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meetings in the week of May 7, 2017

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

Share
Posted in AK Leg 2017, democracy, Informational, Juneau, meeting reminder, State budget | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Meetings in the week of May 7, 2017

EXPIRED Action Alert: go to Rep. Parish’s town hall on the budget (updated)

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

Share
Posted in Action Announcement, AK Leg 2017, democracy, Informational, Juneau, State budget | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on EXPIRED Action Alert: go to Rep. Parish’s town hall on the budget (updated)

Bruce Botelho: Is there a role for the Party in non-partisan politics?

by BRUCE BOTELHO – Since statehood, Alaska has required that candidates for local public office be elected on a non-partisan basis. Some have concluded that this requirement somehow prohibits political parties from becoming engaged in local races. There is no … Continue reading

Share
Posted in AK Democratic Party, blog, democracy, guest post, Opinion | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Bruce Botelho: Is there a role for the Party in non-partisan politics?

Chair’s Corner: the ADP and where candidates come from

The Tongass Democrats had the great fortune of hosting a reception last week in Juneau for the Alaska Democratic Party’s new Executive Director, Jay Parmley. Although I was traveling and unable to attend, by all accounts, it was a great … Continue reading

Share
Posted in AK Democratic Party, Alaska Democratic Party, blog, Chair's Corner, democracy, Juneau | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Chair’s Corner: the ADP and where candidates come from

Meetings this week (new feature: Legislature public testimony schedule)

Lots going on this week: Tongass Democrats have our monthly business meeting this Thursday, and the CBJ Assembly calendar shows meetings of three of the big committees (Public Works and Facilities, Lands, and Finance), as well as a Committee of the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in democracy, Juneau, meeting reminder | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Meetings this week (new feature: Legislature public testimony schedule)

EXPIRED Action Alert: testify for the University, oil/gas tax, and internet privacy

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

Share
Posted in Action Announcement, AK Leg 2017, AK News, blog, democracy, Don Young, issues, Juneau, Opinion | Tagged , | Comments Off on EXPIRED Action Alert: testify for the University, oil/gas tax, and internet privacy