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NEWS: Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Morning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2017 Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Morning Lawmakers will discuss upcoming legislation and a comprehensive fiscal plan JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate Democrats have scheduled a press availability Wednesday morning at 10:00am. The Senators will be discussing upcoming legislation regarding the Permanent Fund Dividend, and the Senate Democrats’ goals for a comprehensive fiscal […]

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NEWS: Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Afternoon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2017 Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Afternoon JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate Democrats have scheduled their first press availability of the First Session of the 30th Alaska Legislature. The availability will allow lawmakers to address specific issues guided by questions from the media. The press availability will be held Wednesday, January 18, at […]

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Respond to Governor’s FY2018 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2016 Senate Democratic Caucus Responds to Governor’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget ANCHORAGE — This afternoon, Governor Bill Walker released his proposed fiscal year 2018 budget which highlights previous reductions in state spending, a reintroduction of previous legislation to use the Permanent Fund Earnings Reserve account to help fund state government, and a statewide motor fuels […]

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NEWS: Senator Egan Disappointed in Governor’s Juneau Access Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2016  Senator Egan Disappointed in Governor’s Decision on Juneau Access JUNEAU – Senator Dennis Egan reacted angrily today to Governor Bill Walker’s decision to stop progress on the Juneau Access project.  “I’ve supported this project since statehood.  I’m very disappointed my three largest communities will lose the benefit from improved transportation, commerce and tourism,” Egan said.  […]

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Announce Minority Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016 Senate Democrats Announce Minority Organization ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Senate Democrats announced a new organization today for the upcoming 30th Alaska State Legislature which commences on January 17, 2017.  The caucus will include Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau), Senator Donny Olson (D-Golovin), Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), and Senator-elect Tom Begich (D-Anchorage).  Senator […]

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STATEMENTS: Senate Democrats Comment on Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit Failure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS STATEMENT June 27, 2016 Alaska Senate Democrats Applaud Court Ruling Denying Republican Attempt to Prolong Medicaid Lawsuit Against the Governor Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) – “Republican-led Majorities in the Senate and the House have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of state money pursuing a lawsuit and appeals which they know they cannot win.  Where […]

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NEWS: Democrats in Senate and House Call for Veterans Administration to Send Appeal Panel to Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2016 Democrats in Senate and House Urge Due Process for Alaska Veterans Lawmakers Call for the Veterans Administration to Send the Board of Appeals Panel to Alaska JUNEAU — Today, members of the Alaska Senate Democrats and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition sent a letter to Laura Eskenazi, the Vice Chairman and Executive in Charge of the Board […]

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Condemn Last-Minute Illegal Efforts of Republican Majority to Pursue Failed Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2016 Senate Democrats Condemn Last-Minute Illegal Efforts of Republican Majority to Persist With Failed Lawsuit JUNEAU – The Republican-led House of Representatives yesterday filed a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court in its case against Governor Bill Walker for accepting Medicaid expansion. A Superior Court ruling has already affirmed the authority of the governor […]

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Urge Swift Action On Legislation Updating Uniform Code of Military Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 8, 2016 Senate Democrats Urge Swift Action on Legislation Updating Uniform Code of Military Justice JUNEAU – With only 10 days left in the legislative session, the Alaska Senate Democrats have sent a letter to Senate President Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage) urging swift action on HB126, which calls for updating and reform of the Uniform Code of Military […]

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NEWS: Bill Would Call Arson, Arson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2016 Bill Would Call Arson, Arson JUNEAU – Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau) put forth legislation on Friday to close a loophole in Alaska’s existing arson laws. Fire investigators have pointed out that while it is considered a crime of “arson” in the third degree to burn someone’s car on state or city land, the same […]

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