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JUNEAU – In the midst of declining test scores and school enrollment, rising healthcare costs, and struggles with teacher retention and morale, the Alaska Senate today advanced a series of bills to reverse the downward trend of educational outcomes in Alaska....
“Today’s Senate action is welcome news for Alaskans who depend on safe roads and infrastructure,” said Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River. “By leveraging federal highway funds, we realize a 10 to 1 return for general fund dollars that we invest around the state.”...
ANCHORAGE – Today, the Alaska Legislature released a proposed bipartisan capital budget agreement. The measure reflects a compromise between the House and Senate, recognizing the importance the capital budget has on Alaska’s economy.
JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska State Senate invited the House to join them in a new special session beginning this week in Juneau to finalize a capital budget that keeps Alaskans working on key projects across the state.
On day one, the Senate proposed a path forward including reductions, reforms and revenue. Our operating budget was completed by day 60. It proposed $450 million in cuts to state agencies, which was in addition to last year’s cuts of more than $750 million.
District G, Republican
Anna MacKinnon is a lifelong Alaskan. She has called Eagle River home since 1985, where she resides with her husband John. Her two sons, daughter-in-law, and grandsons remain in Eagle River and call this community home as well. Anna studied accounting at the University of Alaska after graduating from Service High School in Anchorage. She served on the Anchorage Assembly for seven years prior to being elected to the Alaska State House of Representatives in 2006.
In 2012, she was elected to the State Senate and represents District G which includes Eagle River, South Fork Valley, Eagle River Valley, Birchwood, and JBER. Before her election to the House of Representatives, Anna was the Executive Director of STAR - Standing Together Against Rape. She then served as the Development Director for Hospice of Anchorage for six years.
Anna has been active in numerous community organizations over the years including service on; the Anchorage Assembly as past Chair and Vice Chair, the Mayor's 911 Task Force, was the AMATS Assembly Liaison, served on the National Sexual Violence & Resource Committee (NSVRC) and is a founding board member of the Alaska Veterans Museum. She currently serves as Co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, chairs the Departments of Corrections and Revenue Budget Subcommittees, and is a member of the Department of Administration, Governor, Legislature, and University Budget Subcommittees. She is a member of the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, Joint Armed Services Committee, Legislative Council, Rules Committee, Transportation Committee, and Community & Regional Affairs Committee.
- Graduate of Service High School, Anchorage, Alaska
- Studied Accounting at UAA & UAF
Alaska State Senate:
- Co-Chair, Senate Finance Committee: 2015 - present
- Member, Legislative Budget & Audit Committee: 2017 -
- Member, Legislative Council: 2015 - present
- Member, Joint Armed Services Committee: 2013 - present
- Member, Senate Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2015 – present
- Member, Senate Rules Committee: 2017 –
- Member, Senate Transportation Committee: 2017 –
- Vice-Chair, Legislative Budget & Audit Committee: 2015-2016
- Chair, Legislative Budget & Audit Committee: 2013 – 2014
- Vice-Chair, Senate Finance Committee: 2013 – 2014
- Senate Resources Committee: 2013 – 2014
- Senate Transportation Committee: 2013 – 2014
- Senate TAPS Throughput Committee: 2013 – 2014
Alaska State House of Representatives 2007-2012:
- Chair, House Special Committee on Fiscal Policy: 2011 - 2012
- Vice-Chair, House Finance Committee: 2011-2012
- Co-Chair, House Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2007 - 2008
- Co-Chair, Anchorage Caucus: 2007 - 2008
- Vice-Chair, House Ways & Means Special Committee: 2007 - 2008
- House Finance Committee: 2009 - 2012
- House Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2007 - 2008
- House Resources Committee: 2007 - 2008
- House Rules Committee: 2007 - 2008
- House Transportation Committee: 2007 - 2008
- House Military & Veterans’ Affairs Special Committee: 2007 - 2008
Other Political and Government Positions:
- Member, Executive Committee for NCSL: 2015 – present
- Vice-Chair, Budgets and Revenue Committee for NCSL: 2017 –
- Member, Natural Resources & Infrastructure Committee for NCSL: 2017 –
- Member, International Relations Task Force for NCSL: 2017 -
- Co-Chair of the Labor and Economic Development Committee for NCSL: 2011 - 2012; 2014 - 2016
- Women in Government, State Director: 2007 - 2013
- Chair, Energy Task Force: 2008 - 2010
- National Sexual Violence & Resource Center: 2003 - 2010
- Chair, CDVSA Task Force: 2007 - 2008
- Anchorage Assembly: 1999 - 2007
- AMATS Assembly Liaison
Business and Professional Positions:
- Development Director for Hospice of Anchorage: 2007 - 2013
- Former Executive Director, STAR - Standing Together Against Rape
- United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 1496, Membership Services
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
- Founding Board Member, Alaska Veterans Museum
- Anchorage Republican Women
- Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Former Advisory Board Member
- Chugiak Senior Center, Lifetime Member
- Commonwealth North
Legislation more >
Senate Bill 87 establishes a working group to develop up-to-date energy efficiency
codes/standards and establish options for standardized components appropriate for each climate
region in each climate zone...
Senate Bill 104 will allow the Department of Education, in consultation with school districts, to find the best curriculum for English/Language Arts and Math from around the world.
If an athlete is injured or needs a prescription filled while traveling in Alaska, the team physician would not be able to provide care without being licensed here Senate Bill 126 would provide an exemption for state...
This legislation extends the sunset provision on the Alaska comprehensive health insurance fund by six years, from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2024 to allow for the continuation of the Alaska Reinsurance Program and...
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