JUNEAU â€“ Tomorrow, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) will speak at the Native Issues Forum in Juneau on public education in Alaska.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) introduced legislation to protect Alaskans who are wrongfully convicted and subsequently serve time in prison.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, House Democratic legislators gathered around Sam Kito III to announce his confirmation as the new representative for House District 32. The caucus met Monday night along with democratic members of the House Majority to unanimously confirm Kito.
JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr introduced legislation to bring voter participation into the 21st Century through a simple online system. Under the proposal, voters could sign in to the existing Legislative information database, BASIS, using their social and professional media accounts.
JUNEAU – On Wednesday, House Democratic Leader Chris Tuck and Senator Berta Gardner introduced legislation to require school zone markings at all school locations, in an effort to slow traffic and improve studentsâ€™ safety in the vicinity of a school.
JUNEAU â€“ Monday, around two hundred parents, students and community members rallied on the steps of the Alaska state Capitol in support of increasing school funding and in opposition to allowing public money to go to private schools.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) presented a constitutional amendment to enshrine the Permanent Fund Dividend program in the Alaska Constitution to the House State Affairs Committee.
JUNEAU â€“ Monday, Representative Andy Josephson assumed prime sponsorship of former representative Beth Kerttulaâ€™s House legislation to ban discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
JUNEAU – Today, Democratic legislators in the Alaska state House and Senate announced legislation to reauthorize and make permanent the Senior Benefits Program, currently set to expire June 30, 2015.