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Category Archives: Caucus Press

VIDEO: Sen. Wielechowski – Working to Restore Your PFD

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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: 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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NEWS: Sen. Wielechowski Celebrates Retention of 4/25 Infantry Brigade Combat Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2017 Senator Wielechowski Celebrates the Retention of the 4/25 Infantry Brigade Combat Team at JBER JUNEAU — Today, Alaska received news of the U.S. Army’s decision to retain the 4-25 Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER). That decision is applauded by Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) who represents the service members of […]

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NEWS: Sen. Wielechowski Urges President to Mitigate Damage to Fisheries from TPP Withdrawal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Resolution Urges President Trump and U.S. Congress to Mitigate Harm to Alaska’s Fishing Industry Resulting from TPP Withdrawal JUNEAU — Today, Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 3 (SJR3) urging President Donald Trump, and the U.S. Congress to take action to mitigate the harm caused to Alaska’s fishing industry as a result […]

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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: 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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