Legislative assistance available
The 2012 Alaska legislative session started Jan. 17 and following are some ways to follow the legislature.
The Seward Legislative Information Office (LIO) is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in SeaView Plaza at 302 Railway Ave. The LIO makes teleconferences with legislators available to local citizens at the office, or can make arrangements for people with disabilities at an accessible location. A list of upcoming teleconferences is at tinyurl.com/74xd5j4.
Through the LIO citizens can contact legislators or find answers to matters of Alaska state government.
Also available at the LIO are copies of legislative bills and a pocket guide to state government.
Permanent Fund applications can be gotten at the LIO and the staff can verify passports and birth certificates for Permanent Fund applicants.
Information about the legislature is available on the Web at w3.legis.state.ak.us, where extensive information is available about bills, legislators, meetings, hearings, sessions and more.
New this year for those with broadband Internet access, is live streamed media from legislative committee meetings at akl.tv.
East Kenai Peninsula legislators are Senator Gary Stevens and Representative Paul Seaton.
Sen. Gary Stevens can be contacted at State Capitol Room 111, Juneau AK, 99801, 907-465-4925, Fax: 907-465-3517, Senator_Gary_Stevens@legis.state.ak.us.
Rep. Paul Seaton can be contacted at State Capitol Room 102, Juneau AK, 99801, 907-465-2689, Fax: 907-465-3472, Representative_Paul_Seaton@legis.state.ak.us.