Capitol Brief by Senator Bill Wielechowski

Keeping In Touch

Representing Northeast Anchorage Neighborhoods and Elmendorf AFB

February 21, 2014
Senator Bill Wielechowski
Bill Wielechowski

716 W 4th Suite 540
Anchorage, AK 99501
fax  269.0122


State Capitol, Rm 419
Juneau, AK 99801
FAX: 907.465.6615

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Anchorage Office:
Sen. Mark Begich

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Anchorage Office:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope you will join me from 3:30-5:00 p.m. this Saturday, Feb 22, for a Town Hall meeting and Pizza Party.  It will take place at the Muldoon Boys and Girls Club (1251 Muldoon Rd).  This is a great chance for you to share your views, ask questions and meet your neighbors.  For more information, call 800-550-2435.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Also on Saturday:

Share Your Views with All Anchorage Legislators

From 9am-2pm, legislators from throughout Anchorage will gather to hear your recommendations on the pressing issues facing our city and state.  Join us in the Assembly Chambers at the Loussac Library (3600 Denali Street). Your ideas are critical to our success!

 Education supporters will gather this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Loussac Library to show their support for public education. A similar rally took place Monday on the Capitol steps in Juneau. I was honored to participate.
Education supporters will gather this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Loussac Library to show their support for public education.  A similar rally took place Monday on the Capitol steps in Juneau. I was honored to participate.

Education: Front and Center

After four years of flat funding, teacher layoffs, and program cuts, I believe it is time to increase per student education funding.  I have co-sponsored legislation to do that. SB 147 would increase the Base Student Allocation adjust it every year for inflation. There are many other ways we can make our schools the best in the world, and I’d like to hear your ideas.

Route Chosen for U-Med Access Road

The Department of Transportation recently announced it has selected a route for the U-Med Access road.  On Tuesday evening, it presented details about this route to more than 150 people at East High School.  The route would connect Elmore Road with Bragaw Street.  Read more here or review the presentation from Tuesday.  If you have questions or comments, contact Rachel Steer at 562-2000 or e-mail

Northern Access to U-Med District

Your Neighbors on the Issues

Thanks to everyone who responded to my survey and provided feedback and ideas for this legislative session. I rely on your help to represent East Anchorage families.  Nearly 90% of you would like to see funding for schools increased or maintained. You also told me that improving jobs, keeping the economy strong, and expanding access to affordable healthcare are very important. Here’s how your neighbors feel about other critical issues.


Sen. Wielechowski's Survey Sample

Fur Rondy Starts This Weekend

Don’t miss the many free, family-oriented activities that are part of Fur Rondy, starting tomorrow.  From the snow sculpture contest, fireworks and blanket toss to the parade and sled dog races, Fur Rondy offers a wide variety of activities for all ages.  To learn more, go to the Fur Rondy website.   

 Apply for Your PFD by March 31

The deadline to apply for your PFD is March 31.  You can apply on-line at or submit a paper application.  Applications are available at 550 W 7th Avenue, Suite 100. While you’re applying, consider giving to your favorite charity through the Pick. Click. Give. program.

As always, feel free to get in touch with me if you have any thoughts or suggestions.



Bill Wielechowski
Alaska State Senator
District G - Anchorage