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NEWS: Senate Democrats Denounce Republican Majority’s Refusal to Meet in Joint Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2017 Senate Democrats Denounce Republican Majority’s Refusal to Meet in Joint Session JUNEAU – Today, the Republican Senate Majority voted along caucus lines to immediately adjourn a joint session called by a proclamation from Governor Bill Walker. The purpose of the session was to vote on confirmations of more than 100 Alaskans to fill vital […]

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NEWS: Sen. Begich Introduces Legislation to Protect PFD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2017 Senator Tom Begich Introduces Resolution to Constitutionally Enshrine Permanent Fund Dividend JUNEAU — Today Senator Tom Begich (D-Anchorage) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 8 (SJR-8) which would afford protection for the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) in the Alaska State Constitution. “I have taken suggestions from my constituents, and former and current legislators to craft a […]

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NEWS: New Comprehensive Poll Reveals Shifting Opinions on PFD and Revenue Measures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2017 New Comprehensive Statewide Poll Shows Alaskans’ Shifting Opinions on the Permanent Fund Dividend, and Various Means of Closing the State’s Fiscal Gap JUNEAU — Today, Senator Bill Wielechowski shared results of the most comprehensive poll conducted in Alaska in at least the last 30 years regarding the Permanent Fund. The poll measures Alaskans’ opinions […]

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PRESS STATEMENTS: Alaska Senate Democrats Refute/Respond to Pioneer Home Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2017 Alaska Senate Democrats Refute and Respond to Allegations on Proposed Cuts to Pioneer Homes JUNEAU — The Mat-Su Republican delegation recently issued a statement attempting to deflect responsibility for the proposed cuts to the Pioneer Homes onto the Governor. The Alaska Senate Democrats stand clearly in their opposition to these proposed cuts, and to […]

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