Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Around the District & Anchorage Update

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter I hope you are enjoying the last weeks of summer and have found time to explore our wonderful mountains, rivers, beaches, and trails. Good luck to all of the students returning to school! I have been walking around the district lately talking to constituents and “taking the temperature” of the district. If there is something on your mind and you want to talk before I make it to your neighborhood please feel free to reach out to me!
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NEWS: Non-Partisan Legal Opinion Shows Governor Walker Has the Authority to Expand Healthcare Options for Thousands of Vulnerable Alaskans

Rep. Andy Josephson ANCHORAGE – On Tuesday, a small handful of Republican lawmakers voted to authorize a lawsuit seeking to block Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s decision to use his executive powers to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alaska. This decision was made following a closed door, executive session and was made without the support of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition or the input of the people of Alaska. Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) has long been a supporter Medicaid expansion and authored legislation allowing the Walker Administration to accept federal funds to provide vital healthcare to an estimated 40,000 Alaskans.
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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Conferences & the Ambler Mining District Road

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter Over the past couple of weeks I have been in and out of the state attending conferences in the Seattle area. These conferences allow like-minded policy makers (and also those from opposing positions) to gather to discuss issues, strategies, and network with each other. I tried to organize my conference schedules so that they would all take place around the same time. This way I could spend more of my time here in Alaska.
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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Important Announcements: Seminar & Road Closure

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter On Wednesday, August 5th, I will be speaking at a free teleconference seminar to help raise awareness about plastic microbeads and their impacts on the environment. As many of you will remember I sponsored House Bill 14, which would ban the use of microbeads in cosmetics in Alaska. If you are interested in listening to the seminar you can sign up online at www.akaction.org, email diana@akaction.org, or you can call ACAT at (907)222-7714.
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