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Category Archives: Press

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: Sen. Wielechowski Pre-files Legislation to Enshrine PFDs in the Constitution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2016 Senator Bill Wielechowski Pre-files Legislation to Enshrine Permanent Fund Dividends in the Alaska Constitution ANCHORAGE — Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) has pre-filed a bill in advance of the 30th Alaska legislative session which would allow Alaskans a vote to safeguard the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) in the state’s constitution. The principal or “corpus” of the fund […]

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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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NEWS: Sen. Wielechowski: Permanent Fund Corp Must Follow Law and Transfer Funds for Full PFD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016  Senator Wielechowski: Permanent Fund Corporation Must Follow Law and Transfer Funds Sufficient for Full Payment of Permanent Fund Dividends ANCHORAGE – Yesterday, Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) sent a letter to Angela Rodell, Chief Executive Officer of the Permanent Fund Corporation, requesting the Permanent Fund Corporation follow Alaska law and transfer from the Earnings Reserve Account […]

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NEWS: Senator Wielechowski Calls for Suspension of Emergency Commercial Openers on Kenai and Kasilof Rivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2016 Senator Wielechowski Calls for Suspension of Emergency Commercial Openers on Kenai and Kasilof Rivers Personal use dipnetters losing critical opportunity to fill freezers this season ANCHORAGE – Yesterday, Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) sent an urgent, time-sensitive letter to Commissioner Sam Cotten of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Responding to a large number […]

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NEWS: Sen. Wielechowski Voices Opposition to Proposed Cuts to Military Housing Allowance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2016 Sen. Wielechowski Voices Opposition to Proposed Cuts to Military Housing Allowance ANCHORAGE – Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) today spoke out against a provision in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would severely impact the earning capacity of military service members across the nation, including Alaska. The current system sets in place a housing allowance called the […]

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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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