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Joint Finance Subcomittees to Discuss VPSO Program


Hearing coincides with AFN Convention, set for Thursday in Anchorage

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – House Finance Committee Co-Chair Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak/Mat-Su, today announced that the Public Safety Finance Subcommittees of the House and Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 22 in Anchorage to discuss the Village Public Safety Officer program.

Rep. Stoltze worked with Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome, to schedule the hearing during the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in order to allow rural Alaskans traveling to Anchorage for the event to be able to hear in-person from Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters and others about Governor Sean Parnell’s recent call for greater partnering between the State and communities.

WHO:              House Public Safety Finance Subcommittee

Senate Public Safety Finance Subcommittee

Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters

WHAT:            Joint Finance Subcommittee Hearing on VPSO Program

WHEN:           Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Anchorage Legislative Information Office – Room 220

716 W. 4th Ave.

Interested Alaskans and reporters unable to attend the hearing in person may participate by going to their closest legislative information office or by calling the Legislature’s Bridge Teleconference Center at 1-888-295-4546.

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