2017 Action Alert #3

To all LWV of Alaska members - please make your voices heard. 1. HB 25--Support emails are needed for HB 25--INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES. Sponsor Representative Claman, Representative Spohnholz. The text of the bill can be found here: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/30/Bills/HB0025A.PDF. HB 25 is a mirror bill to one submitted last session by Senator Gardner. It will provide [...]

By | 2017-02-26T14:49:29+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments

Action Alert #2/2017

A. BUDGET: Probably the biggest issue facing the Legislature is the state financial crisis. The HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE has submitted a bill calling for an income tax and a refiguring of the Permanent Fund which would save the dividend and allow for budget spending of some of the earnings while placing some of those earning [...]

By | 2017-02-26T14:50:47+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Action Alert, Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments

Democracy Requires Transparency

The recent election has raised the issue of transparency in government to a high priority. What is government transparency – and why does it matter? Transparency measures the amount of openness, accountability, and integrity of a government entity. Without transparency, corruption can easily, and usually will, flourish.  “Governments exist to serve the people. Information on [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:21:26+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Advocacy, Corruption|0 Comments