Public Testimony opens next week
Friends and Neighbors,
This week we’ve seen massive cuts to the state’s FY2017 operating budget pass out of Subcommittees and on to the House Finance Committee for further consideration. Next week marks your opportunity to let the Finance Committee know how you feel about the cuts under consideration, so please make your voices heard!
Public testimony for people from various regions of the state will occur at your local legislative office buildings on the following schedule:
Monday, February 29, 2016
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Juneau
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Homer, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su & Seward
3:45 – 6:00 p.m. Fairbanks, Barrow & Dillingham
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Off Net sites
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Anchorage
4:45 – 6:45 p.m. Sitka, Petersburg, Delta Junction, Unalaska, Glennallen & Tok
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Off Net sites
Thursday, March 3, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bethel, Cordova, Kotzebue, Nome, Valdez, Wrangell
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Off Net sites
If you are calling from a community without a legislative information office, i.e., an “Off Net” caller, only call during the designated Off Net time period March 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Please call 465-4648 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday to obtain the call-in phone number.
All Off Net callers need to hang up immediately after your testimony is taken to keep as many lines open as possible for other callers. Testifiers can continue to access the meeting on your computer through akleg.gov, click on Alaska State Legislature and then choose the “Live Now” button. The hearing may be televised on Gavel to Gavel (360 ° North), please check listings.
If you have questions about specific cuts, please call my office at 456 8172.