by Rep. Zach Fansler
April 27th, 2017
Although the house has passed its comprehensive fiscal plan, the work in other areas continues. I want to bring attention to a few items in order to give additional opportunities to take action and add our voices to the process.
A State Budget for All Alaskans
At the end of March, the house successfully passed HB 57, which was a bipartisan effort to work towards equitable solutions to benefit all Alaskans. The House’s four pillar plan now lies in the hands of the Alaska State Senate (Senate), which is why we need your voice.
How You Can Help Make This a Reality
Please contact the members of the Senate via email, or more efficiently, by phone. Every call matters, and the result will help move us towards a more financially secure Alaska.
Thanks Michelle Sparck
Anyone contacting my office during the first 90 days almost certainly interacted with Michelle Sparck, one of our great staff. Michelle was committed to ensuring the office ran smoothly and was dedicated to serving the constituents of the District 38. Unfortunately for us Michelle had to leave April 19th to return to her family, I’m sure they’re thrilled. Thanks Michelle for all of your amazing help throughout the session and we look forward to seeing you next year.
New Office Staff – Jeffrey Eide
To fill the spot left by Michelle for the remainder of the session, I am extremely pleased to announce that we have brought on Jeffrey Eide, a community organizer and activist. Jeffrey has dedicated nearly a decade to developing human rights across the country and internationally. Please help us give a huge District 38 welcome to Jeffrey.
District 38 News and Updates
Interested in Backhaul Training?: The Alaska Forum will be bringing the Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO) 2 day course and an intensive 2.5 days of Community Waste Backhaul training. If your community anticipates taking part of in this Kuskokwim River Backhaul Project, you should ensure that the key people in your community attend this training. This 5 day combined RALO and Backhaul training is provided at no cost and travel scholarships of up to $500 are available.
Red Devil Mine Clean-up: A public forum on the Red Devil mine is scheduled for June 7 at the ONC Multi-purpose Building, at 1 p.m., in Bethel.
You’re my boss, so please keep in touch on matters important to you and yours!
Have a good one,
Representative Zach Fansler serves House District 38.