NEWS: Ruling Endangers Wild Kenai River Kings, Rainbows and Dollies: Rep. Gara Files Formal Request for Reconsideration

Rep. Les Gara fishing JUNEAU – Today, Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) filed a formal request for a reversal of a ruling by the Federal Subsistence Board that will threaten Alaska’s world class wild King Salmon, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. Prized early and late run wild King Salmon have been decimated in recent years. Early run Kenai River King runs have fallen from over 20,012 fish in 1988 to roughly 2,049 in 2013. Late run Kenai Kings have fallen from 81,700 in 1988 to 19,700 in 2013.
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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Back in Juneau!

Rep. Scott Kawasaki We just completed our first week of session and the state of the budget is bleak. Governor Walker introduced his new budget last Thursday during his State of the Budget Address and I have diligently reviewed it over the past few days.
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OP-ED: Rep. Tarr Political Pipeline piece on Erins Law

Rep. Tarr and Erin Merryn “I also ask that this legislature make Alaska the next state to pass Erin’s Law.” That was Governor Walkers’ call to action in his State of the State address Wednesday night. I applaud Governor Walker for joining in our effort to pass Erin’s Law so that we can implement this important prevention strategy to help keep our students safe.
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