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For Immediate Release: May 15, 2019

Statement from Senate President Giessel on Special Session

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JUNEAU – Earlier today, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his intention to call a special session to address public safety, the budget and the Permanent Fund dividend.

Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, today released the following statement in response.

“The Senate passed an operating budget with significant cuts, fully-funded the PFD, and toughened the state’s criminal code by repealing and replacing Senate Bill 91. We are committed to working with our colleagues in the House, and the governor, in seeing these critical policy changes through to the end. We will not rest until the people of Alaska have safe neighborhoods, a healthy economy and the Permanent Fund is protected for future generations.”      

For more information, contact Senate Majority Communications Director Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.

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