Alaska House of Representatives


In the Alaska Legislature, the first special session of the summer is underway. Governor Mike Dunleavy called the session beginning May 21  to address his fiscal plan for the State.


District 31 Representative Sarah Vance's office has not responded to repeated attempts to schedule a Legislative Update with KBBI. This report is taken from KTOO's live coverage of the Alaska House of Representatives on Gavel Alaska.
and from the Alaska State Legislature website.

In the Alaska House of Representatives this week, House Bill  169  passed. The bill seeks to fund the State's school districts before the rest of the budget is complete. 


House Bill 137, requiring the State of Alaska to maintain and operate a State run Department of Motor Vehicles in communities larger that 850, passed out of the Alaska House State Affairs Committee last Monday. The bill, sponsored by Representative Zach Fields of Anchorage is designed keep the State from closing DMVs in several cities across Alaska, including Homer. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has this look at last week in the Alaska State House.




At Monday night's meeting, when asked her opinion on House Bill 137, a bill to require the State to fund DMVs in communities of 850 or more, Vance told the group that she would not be at Tuesday's legislative meetings. That turned out to be false. Vance did make it back in time for Tuesday's meeting of the House State Affairs Committee and spoke in opposition to the bill.


On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 76, which provides for an extension of  the State of Alaska and Governor Mike Duleavy's public health disaster emergency declaration in response to the  COVID-19 pandemic.

KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has this report on District 31 Representative Sarah Vance of Homer's votes on the declaration and it's amendments.

Alaska Public Radio Network

Two months in to the three month legislative session, the Alaska House of Representatives is still struggling to organize itself and agree upon their rules of operation.

Smithsonian Institute

District 31 candidates for Alaska House of Representatives are the guests on this week's Coffee Table. Click on the audio below to hear incumbent Representative Sarah Vance of Homer and candidate Kelly Cooper of Kachemak City take questions from the listeners and talk about their plans for serving in the Alaska State Legislature. 

Office of Rep. Stutes

Alaska State Representative Louise Stutes says that reversing budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System is her priority this weekend. She spoke with KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson for this Legislative Update. Representative Stutes’ constituents in Seldovia and Halibut Cove can contact her at or call her office at (907) 465-3271. To join in Monday’s teleconference, the toll-free number to call is: 1 (515) 604-9000  - Access Code 279613.

Alaska State Legislature

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson about bills concerning school funding and about the current version of the state operating budget for this week's update.

The Coffee Table - December 6 , 2017

Dec 7, 2017
Alder Seaman

State Representative Paul Seaton is this week's guest. KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton reviews the budget, this year's session and special sessions, as well as the recent vote within the state Republican party to block Seaton and two other Republicans from running on the party's ticket.

District 31 State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson about the state house and senate budgets and the possibility of another special session to finish work on the state's oil and gas tax structure.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer stopped by  KBBI studios for a conversation with Carolyn Norton on Friday, May 26th.