In lieu of the Tongass Democrats’ regular monthly meeting, we will be holding an evening with former Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage). Rep. Gara served in the Alaska Legislature from 2002 until 2018, and was a great champion of children, most notably an advocate for foster care.
Rep. Gara wishes to thank the Tongass Democrats for their support over the years. When he left last year he was unsure whether he would run again, so he didn’t have a chance to say goodbye. In turn, the Tongass Democrats wish to thank Rep. Gara for his incredible work over the years.
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, May 2nd. We will meet at NEA Alaska’s conference room at 201 Main Street instead of our usual IBEW meeting place. The event will take place from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and will feature a light dinner and beverages. Donations to the Tongass Democrats will be gratefully accepted.
Here is your legislative schedule for the rest of this week.
Of interest may be:
–A presentation tomorrow, Thursday, at noon on the importance of computer science in Alaska’s Schools, sponsored by Reps. Drummond and Story, Capitol room 106.
–A group of bills relating to the Alaska Permanent Fund (HB 139, HB 132, HJR 6, HJR 18) in House State Affairs, Gruenberg Room 120, Thursday at 3 p.m.
–A Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee presentation on nuclear microreactors in Alaska, Thursday, 3:30 pm., Beltz Room 105, including Michael Pawlowski, Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski.
–Senate Finance will be working on the operating budget and the mental health budget on Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. in Senate Finance room 532.