Special Interests Calendar Their Legislative Fly-Ins

Alaska+state+capitol+iStock_000007182774XSmallThe 2016 legislative session starts in less than a week and the calendar is already getting thick with organizations trying to make sure they get their crack at face time with legislators. The good news is that with massive budget issues looming  there is little chance the legislature will actually adjourn in the statutorily mandated 90 days, so there is still plenty of time for groups to schedule a trip to the capitol.

Here is a list of groups we know have scheduled fly-ins, receptions, or meetings designed to interface with policy makers during session:

  • January 21: Alaska Oil and Gas Association Juneau Luncheon
  • January 22-23: Alaska Democratic Party Central Committee
  • January 25: Charter Fishing Industry Reception
  • January 25-26: Resource Development Council
  • January 28: Alaska Republican Party Central Committee
  • February 1-5: Alaska Fire Chief’s Association Leadership and Legislative Summit
  • February 2-3: Alaska Trucking Association
  • February 2-3: Alaska General Contractors
  • February 3-4: Alaska Chamber of Commerce
  • February 6-9: Alaska Association of School Boards
  • February 9-11: Alaska Forest Association
  • February 10-11: AFL-CIO
  • February 11-12: ANSCA CEOs
  • February 15-17: Alaska Municipal League Winter Legislative Conference
  • February 16-17: CHARR Legislative Summit
  • February 16-18: Fairbanks Chamber
  • February 21-23: Alaska Association of School Business Officials and Alaska Superintendents Association
  • February 22: Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition
  • February 22-23: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • February 22-23: Alaska Hospital and Nursing Home Association
  • February 24-25: Alaska Power Association Legislative Conference
  • February 23-25: Alaska PTA
  • March 15-17: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • March 22-23: Alaska Travel Industry Association Legislative Reception

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1 Comment on "Special Interests Calendar Their Legislative Fly-Ins"

  1. During the session watch the “Lunch and Learn” feeding frenzy when they all feign interest in presentations from these groups for a free lunch. If you can’t fly to Juneau and hire a caterer to feed them maybe you might mail your Representative or Senator a cheese sandwich with a note.

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