Capitol Brief by Senator Bill Wielechowski

Keeping In Touch

Representing Northeast Anchorage Neighborhoods and Elmendorf AFB

June 3, 2014
Senator Bill Wielechowski
Bill Wielechowski

733 W 4th Suite 202
Anchorage, AK 99501
fax  269.0122


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

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Governor Parnell's Anchorage office may be reached at 269-7450, or e-mail him at

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Congressional Delegation

Senator Mark Begich,
Anchorage Office:
Sen. Mark Begich

Senator Lisa Murkowski,
Anchorage Office:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Please join me for coffee this Wednesday morning from 7-8 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant on Debarr Road at Bragaw. I will be there the first Wednesday morning of each month all summer and into the fall.  It’s a chance to catch up, answer any questions you have and hear your thoughts and suggestions. For more information, call 269-0120. I hope to see you there!

Applauding 5th graders at Ptarmigan Elementary at their middle school promotion ceremony
Applauding 5th graders at Ptarmigan Elementary at their middle school promotion ceremony

East Anchorage Projects Approved

Last week, the Governor signed the budget, leaving intact all projects I had worked with colleagues to include to make East Anchorage a better place to live and work. Thanks to all of you who helped propose and support these projects.

Muldoon Library $40,000
Wonder Park safe route to school $25,000
Nunaka Valley & Northeast Anchorage Community Patrols                $10,000
Muldoon Boys & Girls Club $48,000
Bolin Street Area Storm Drain $800,000
Boniface Parkway Pedestrian Improvements $140,000
Residential Pavement Rehabilitation $250,700
Area-wide Road Improvements $1,786,879
Aurora Elementary technology $155,000
Bartlett High School $219,000
College Gate Elementary computers $55,500
Creekside Park Elementary security upgrade $155,000
East High School $1,077,500
Muldoon Elementary $152,000
Nunaka Elementary gym improvements $250,000
Orion Elementary technology $140,000
Ptarmigan Elementary computers $50,000
Winterberry outdoor classroom area $70,000
Wonder Park $100,000

Amendments that Make a Difference

This session I was fortunate to have a variety of amendments pass that will benefit Alaskans, particularly those who help keep us safe and secure.  Here are some highlights:

  • Provide free vehicle registration for members of the Alaska National Guard
  • Preserve a tax credit for Alaskan businesses that hire veterans
  • Support basing a new squadron of F-35 fighter jets at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson
  • Make it illegal to impersonate a parent for the purposes of gaining access to a child
  • Lower business license fees for disabled vets
  • Urge Congress to better assist veterans exposed to toxic chemicals

If you have ideas for legislation you would like to see considered by the legislature next year, please email me or call my office.  We are always interested in your ideas.

Recognizing the service of Hmong Special Guerilla Unit veterans with a legislative citation
Recognizing the service of Hmong Special Guerilla Unit veterans with a legislative citation

Upcoming Community Events

Hiring Fair for Service members, veterans and their families
Wednesday, Jun 25 12:00pm – Northway Mall

In Anchorage over the next six months, there will be about 1,000 service members transitioning out of the military and into the civilian work force. Employers interested in hiring skilled, trained and motivated individuals are invited to register for this free hiring event.

Mountain View Street Fair
Saturday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. – Mt. View Neighborhood Library

Enjoy live music, kid’s activities, street food and more! There will be magic at 1 pm on the main stage and family story time at 3 pm at the library. For all ages.

I wish you a happy and productive summer.



Bill Wielechowski
Alaska State Senator
District G - Anchorage