- Rep. Drummond’s Dispatch: Minimum Wage ShenanigansI want make you aware of a blatant political maneuver underway designed to take away your right to vote on a ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage.
- Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Bogus Bill Attempts to Take Minimum Wage Off BallotIf you have been a regular reader of my electronic and paper newsletters, you will know that I, like most Alaskans, support increasing the minimum wage and making sure it keeps up with inflation for years to come. The voter initiative on the ballot this August would do just that, and a strong vote of the people would help keep the measure in place for years […]
- Rep. Drummond’s Dispatch: Minimum Wage Shenanigans
- 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.