- Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Legislative Leaders Deserve an ‘F’What Kind of Grade Does This Legislature Earn on the Education Session? I remember my Lathrop High AP Composition teacher, Ms. Craig, handing out a book report at the beginning of the semester with a definite due date. Unlike most of my eager straight-A, college-focused colleagues, I procrastinated.
- NEWS: No More Political Games – Fund Schools and End SessionJUNEAU - Today, on day 93 of a voter-mandated 90 day legislative session, House and Senate Democratic leaders Representative Chris Tuck and Senator Hollis French called on other legislative leaders to fund public schools and end this legislative session.
- Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Legislative Leaders Deserve an ‘F’
- Tongass Democrats host 2014 Biennial Democratic Caucus for newly configured House Districts 33 and 34 Saturday, Apr. 5, 10a-2:30pm
- Tongass Democrats to hold Caucus for Newly Configured House Districts 33 and 34 April 5, 2014
- House Democrats unanimously confirm Rep. Sam Kito III
- Tickets go on sale for the Tongass Democrats’ inaugural Bartlett-Gruening Dinner being held Mar. 2 at Centennial Hall in Juneau
- Mallott for Governor campaign hosting First Friday event in downtown Juneau Feb. 7
House minority leader Chris Tuck, flanked by most of the House of Representatives Democrats, announced Tuesday the confirmation of Sam Kito III to fill Juneau’s vacant seat.
Tuck, D-Anchorage, said it was a “quick and unanimous” decision for the Democratic Caucus which met late Monday. Most of the conversation centered on how to go about announcing the decision and the process, he said.
Republican Gov. Sean Parnell had asked the minority to restore an old tradition of confirming appointed representatives with a vote on the House floor when he announced Kito’s appointment Friday.
But Tuck and his colleagues opted to stick with a more recent tradition dating to 1990. They instead wrote letters to the House speaker and governor informing them of the confirmation.
Kito is expected to be sworn in during the Wednesday floor session, and he will be able to vote on legislation immediately after. He plans to retain former-Rep. Beth Kerttula’s staff which includes an oil and gas expert in Ken Alper.
Kito will fill-in for Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage, on the House Education and Community and Regional Affairs committees while Drummond is in Anchorage for a family medical situation.
He will stay on only the Community and Regional Affairs committee when she returns.