Education Session!

Wow! The Education Committee has been busy! We have met several times to hear HB 278 “EDUCATION: FUNDING/TAX CREDITS/PROGRAMS” which has now passed out of committee and is in the House Finance Committee now. My staff is continuing to follow this bill as it goes through the process, a good education is important to our children’s future!

We have also heard the following:

HB 210 “STUDENT RESTRAINT, SECLUSION, PSYC DRUGS”  which has moved out of committee and is now in the House Finance Committee.

HB 318 “ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORT: MILITARY FAMILIES” which is now in the Rules Committee.

HB 341 “SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN & FUNDING” which was heard and held.

These are just a few of the bills that have been heard. To follow the bills we are hearing in the Education Committee:



F-35 Aircraft Support!

We heard HJR 19 BASE F-35 AIRCRAFT AT EIELSON AFB from Rep. Isaacson which was passed from committee. I had previously signed on as co-sponsor of the bill and I proudly voted for it to pass from committee. I look forward to it passing on the house floor.

We also heard HB 212 DRIVER’S LICENSING EXEMPTION: MILITARY which was heard and held. This bill spurred alot of conversation and I am looking forward to learning more about this bill in our next committee meeting.

Military & Veterans Affairs Committee is scheduled to meet next on Tuesday, Feb 11th.


Start of Session 2014!

We are ready to start session! Although I miss Anchorage I am excited to be back in Juneau.  This is where I get to work on behalf of my friends in our district. I anticipate a great legislative session.  We are blessed to have many talented and dedicated people in Alaska and it is shaping up to be a productive spring.

I look forward to making our district a better place to Live, Work, and Play!