February 2016



Governor Mourns Passing Of Rep. Max Gruenberg

Governor Bill Walker and Lt. Governor Byron Mallott today mourned the passing of Representative Max Gruenberg.

“This is a significant loss for all of Alaska,” Governor Walker said. “Max has been a steady and respected voice in the legislature. Donna and I are covering his loved ones with prayer during this very difficult time.”

Rep. Gruenberg is survived by his wife, Kayla Epstein, his sons and daughter-in-law.

Governor Walker ordered flags to be lowered concurrently for Rep. Gruenberg and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.





What Republicans Gave Donny Olson To Switch Sides

In today’s Senate Finance Committee press availability I asked if Sen. Donny Olson would see received additional staffers to move to the Senate Majority Caucus and if so if that staffing increase would be offset by corresponding reductions elsewhere in legislative staff.