Legislative conferences provide updates on senior bills, budgets

Keep track of senior-related bills, budget decisions and other issues by attending the Alaska Commission on Aging Legislative Teleconferences. Hosted by local agencies statewide, and available by toll-free call-in, the teleconferences provide a convenient forum for seniors and advocates across Alaska to share information about issues and specific bills of concern, including Medicaid, state budget and funding, senior assistance, retirement, Pioneer Homes and more.

Zoom conferences are scheduled 9:30 to 11 a.m. every other Thursday and weekly during the last month of session. The 2021 meeting dates are Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11 and 25, April 8, 15 and 22, 2021.

Draft agendas and a legislative watch list will be available to print the day before each meeting, and a list of bills to be discussed will be available to print from the state Notices website at https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/Search.aspx.

The website will also have the Zoom address and phone numbers (for non-computer attendees).

Individuals who require special accommodations to participate should contact Lesley Thompson at 907-465-4793 at least two days prior to the teleconferences.