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Latest Capitol Currents

Keep up to date on the Legislature!!  Weeks 14 & 15 are  posted.

~ Marching very slowly towards Day 121 and beyond ~

Capitol Currents is a weekly update of happenings at the Alaska State Legislature during session.   There is a lot of great information in these editions,  important links to find more information, lots and lots of information on the budget situation, and new “Bills of Interest.”   Stop by every week and read the latest editions. […]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Action Alert #11

Here is where we are with the Legislature as time runs out:

HB 184: The companion bill for SB 72, antidiscrimination. This is being heard in House State Affairs on Thursday, May 3,3 pm, Rm 120. The bill can be found here: <http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/30?Hsid=HB0184A> Public testimony is not yet scheduled. The bill is being introduced in its first House hearing.

This bill adds “sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression” to the list of protections […]

By | April 29th, 2017|Categories: Action Alert, Advocacy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2017 Action Alert #10

I am sending this out because it is most likely the most  important issue that faces citizens of this state at the current time.  The information box below from Great Alaska Schools is well done and explains clearly where the budget is at.  We need to make our voices heard.  The House has completed a major task in HB 115, which would reinstate an income tax.  We need the additional revenue rather than another draw on savings accounts.  The Senate plan […]

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Action Alert, Advocacy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

2017 Action Alert #8a

If you have been hesitant to email your elected state officials, here is a chance to jump in and get your feet wet.  And remember that once you contact them by email, their email addresses are in your email list and contacting them again will be much easier. You might want to gather together some friends and family and take turns writing emails or have them bring their smart phones or tablets and all write together; the more, the merrier.  Your […]

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Action Alert|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

2017 Action Alert #9

Here is the current status. The Legislature is busy.

HB 44: Ethics Bill dealing with conflicts of interest. The bill passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate. Keep tuned.

HB 31: Processing sexual assault kits: The bill passed the House and has been transmitted to the Senate. Keep tuned.

HB 111: Oil Tax Credits: Passed out of H RES and on to H FIN.  Bill seems more contentious than expected in the House.

Bills with hearings this week:

SB 72: Anti-discrimination bill to add “sexual orientation, gender […]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Action Alert, Advocacy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

2017 Action Alert #8

Here is the status of the bills we have been following plus one we might want to follow should there ever be a hearing.

A. SB 72–The following language would be added to the list of protected classes in state ant-discrimination statute: “sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.” You can send an email of support to [email protected]gov and your own Senator and Representative in support of this bill. LWVUS supports anti-discrimination measures […]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Action Alert, Advocacy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments