NEWS: Knik Arm Bridge Should Be Removed from Transportation Priority List

Rep. Harriet Drummond Anchorage – Representatives Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) encourage the public to comment on the need to stop wasteful spending on the proposed Knik Arm Crossing project. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is accepting public comments until Friday, August 19th on whether the roughly $2 billion bridge project should be removed from the current state transportation priority list.
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NEWS: Surrogates for Big Oil Grade on a Curve to the Detriment of the Alaska People

Alaska Business Report Card Biased Towards Continued Oil Industry Giveaways FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2016 Anchorage – Today, a group of organizations that support continued giveaways to the oil and gas industry in Alaska released grades for the members of the Alaska Legislature. Republican-led Majority lawmakers who support policies to continue unsustainable oil industry …
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NEWS: House Ends Historic Fifth Special Session Without Progress on a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives adjourned the Fifth Special Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. Lawmakers were unable to reach consensus on the components of the fiscal plan proposed by Alaska Governor Bill Walker. Despite the setback, the members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) remain committed to finding acceptable solutions to close the budget gap that can garner approval from the Governor, the Alaska Legislature, and the people of Alaska.
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OP-ED: A Permanent Fund Only Plan is Unfair to Alaskans

Rep. Harriet Drummond The members of the 29th Alaska Legislature will face some very big decisions when the unprecedented Fifth Special Session gets underway July 11. Never before in Alaska’s history has a Legislature needed five Special Sessions to get its work done but there is always a first time for everything. I and my colleagues in the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition are in the minority in the Alaska Legislature, which means that we do not control the agenda and can really only debate and consider what the Governor and the Majority present to us. However, let me assure you that we stand ready, willing, and able to help solve the ongoing fiscal crisis that is threatening our economy and our institutions of government.
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