Ready to Protect Alaskans From Criminals and Taxes
House Republicans Respond to Special Session Call
Friday, September 22, 2017, Anchorage, Alaska – House Republicans stand ready to address the issues impacting Alaskans across the state: crime and the economy. We are thankful the governor has revitalized Senate Bill 54, which stalled in democrat-led committees last session, to address flaws in the current criminal justice system.
“I’m ready to send a message loud and clear to criminals: I refuse to tolerate their hurting and stealing from Alaskans,” said Republican Leader Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage). “Through town halls and one-on-one meetings, I’m gathering as much input as I can from my district, law enforcement and the Department of Law, before heading to Juneau next month. We will be ready to give officers and judges the tools they need to keep Alaskans safe.”
During the upcoming special session, House Republicans will once again defend Alaskans against hurtful impacts from government overreach through taxation.
“Call it what you want, a payroll tax, head tax, whatever - it’s an income tax and it’s not what Alaska needs,” said Republican Whip Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski). “The conversation cannot be turned into a plea for taking money from hardworking Alaskans.”
The House Republican Caucus continues to encourage their constituents and all Alaskans to reach out with ideas and concerns prior to the Special Session.
For more information contact House Republicans Press Secretary Mallory Walser at Mallory.Walser@akleg.gov or (907)754-3573.