Legislative Information Office held a holiday open house this week. Senator
Gary Stevens and Representative Allen Austerman were both on hand to great the
public. The two state lawmakers are gearing up to start the next legislative
session in January.
explained why he wanted to take part in Tuesday's event.
-- (LIO Open 1 "As public servants ... be doing this.")
Stevens agreed that it was
important to be available to hear what people in Kodiak have to say.
(LIO Open 2 "Well we try ... issue they want.")
Stevens and Austerman each listened
to some of those issues over cookies and hot cider during the informal
acts as an information conduit between state government and the local
population. Stevens says that many Kodiak residents go there when they have a
-- (LIO Open 3 "You'd be surprised ...what they
Austerman, on the other hand,
thinks more people should take advantage of the services available at the
-- (LIO Open 4 "Not as much ... the administrations.")
Austerman mentionied the LIO's ability to deliver messages to anyone
in State Government including blanket messages that reach all of the state
return to Juneau
after the holidays, Kodiak's Republican Senator and Representative will start reviewing Governor Sean Parnell's