Category Archives: issues

another serious ACA repeal attempt under way

Last summer, I wrote about the Senate’s ACA-busting Better Care Reconciliation Act: “Remember: Republicans cannot give up on this, they can only hope to wear us down.” Well, they are at it again with the Cassidy-Graham bill, and it is … Continue reading

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5 questions with … Rep. Sam Kito III

Now that the legislative session has – finally! – ended, TongassDemocrats.com asked our Southeast delegation how things went.  This week, we share the responses we received from Rep. Sam Kito III (D – District 33). If you would like more information … Continue reading

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KTOO radio to interview Climate Defense Project’s Kelsey Skaggs

I received this flyer from 350 Juneau, and after looking into it a bit, I thought you might be interested in hearing this interview. Kelsey Skaggs seems like she’s a lot of things: an attorney, executive director of an environmental … Continue reading

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UPDATED: ACA repeal back on the table in the Senate

UPDATE: Sen. Murkowski voted No and Sen. Sullivan voted Yes on the motion to proceed. It is important to take the time to thank Sen. Murkowski and say “shame” to Sen. Sullivan for their votes, and to urge them to … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Trumpcare zombie still dangerous

Update: Now that two additional Republican Senators have said they will vote “NO” on the BCRA, we are once again hearing that Trumpcare is dead. But it’s been reanimated several times before, and we can’t count on it staying down. … Continue reading

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report from the Juneau “Keep Alaska Open for Business” rally

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

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CBJ library outreach budget update

As a local resident of Juneau, I sent an email to the Assembly, asking members to oppose any cuts to the library outreach budget that might be recommended by the Finance Committee. However, the Assembly Finance Committee meeting planned for … Continue reading

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thanks, Don: helping Alaskans die preventable deaths edition

Last week, Rep. Don Young and his Republican colleagues voted for the American Health Care Act, which will free many of us from the terrible burden of finally being able to afford health insurance. They had a party, and I … Continue reading

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Republicans own Alaska’s deficit

One of the major Republican talking points is that they are the fiscally conservative party, the one that insists on people taking responsibility for their own actions. So why aren’t they stepping up and accepting responsibility for Alaska’s deficit?

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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

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