Blog Post for February 23, 2018
Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. our office will be hosting a Meet & Greet back in Anchorage! We will have donuts, coffee and an update on what’s been happening down here in Juneau! We’ll be gathering at Little Italy (2300 E. 88th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99507).
Please bring your questions, thoughts and ideas on how we can move our state forward, improve our community and finish our work in 90 days!
We hope to see you there!
Our office wanted to take a minute to thank our Abbott Loop Community Council for letting us call in and provide a brief legislative update! We appreciate all you do for our community, and look forward to talking to you all again next month!
Key Meetings Next Week
As part of our efforts to keep you informed and abreast of what is happening in Juneau, we are including this section into our weekly blog.
- Joint Session at 11 a.m., Annual Address by Senator Dan Sullivan
- House Resources at 1 p.m., Presentation on House Bill 367 Native Corp. Liability for Corporation
- House Finance at 1:30 p.m., Operating Budget Subcommittee reports and amendments
- House State Affairs at 3:15 p.m., HCR 22 April 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other bills
- Senate Education at 8 a.m., House Bill 214 Bree’s Law
- House Resources at 1 p.m., Presentation Alaska Minerals Commission
- House Health & Social Services at 3 p.m., House Bill 336 Supportive Decision-Making Agreements
- House Finance at 9 a.m., Public Testimony on Operating Budget
Coming off a busy week our Service teams have a relatively low-key week ahead.
Boys Basketball: On Monday the 26th the Boys will square off against Eagle River High (at Eagle River, 8701 Yosemite Dr., Eagle River, AK 99577) from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Then on Wednesday we face West High on our home court from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball: Our Girls face the same teams, Eagle River and West, on the same days and at the same locations as the Boys, but start both of their games at 6 p.m.
In Honor of Jim Balamaci
Today I gave a special order of business on the House Floor to honor the incredible life of Jim Balamaci, former President of Alaska Special Olympics. You can view that speech by clicking on the picture of Jim below.
Public Testimony on the Budget
Next week the operating budget will be before the House Finance Committee. From Thursday through Saturday the Finance Committee will be taking public testimony from Alaskans on the state’s budget that will be in place from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. For residents of District 25, your opportunity to testify on the budget will be on Saturday March 3rd from 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
You can provide testimony by calling: 907-563-9085 or send in written testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org
February Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Continued awareness and dialogue concerning issues of teen dating violence is so critical. As we begin a new month next week, let’s not forget to have those difficult but critically important discussions with our loved ones. Dating violence, no matter the age, is utterly unacceptable and as a society we must not tolerate it.
Please consider reviewing these valuable resources for more information on the issue of teen dating violence:
Bree’s Law: www.BreesLaw.org
Talk Now, Talk Often: http://www.tntoak.org/
Our office is open and ready for you to share your questions, ideas and concerns! Please stay in touch this session and come visit us if you find yourself in Juneau. We are here to serve you!