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Fri May 10, 2019, 05:52 AM

Lawmaker takes issue with Alaska Black History Month bill

A Republican lawmaker who was the lone no vote on a bill to make February Black History Month in Alaska on Thursday suggested that issue should not be a focus so late in the legislative session.

Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla said that as a state, I believe were not doing right by African Americans or any Alaskans today. I think passing a new law saying how much politicians care about African Americans is fundamentally dishonest.

I think Alaskans deserve to feel safe in their homes, and I think we should be focusing on giving that back to them right now, he told The Associated Press, adding later that the bill is not what I was sent here to focus on right now.

Thursday marked the 108th day of the 121-day session. Bills addressing crime, a top issue heading into the session, continue to be worked on.

Read more: https://www.juneauempire.com/news/lawmaker-takes-issue-with-alaska-black-history-month-bill/

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Fri May 10, 2019, 06:11 AM

1. Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla

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Fri May 10, 2019, 07:19 AM

2. Well, Opie done growed up and became hisself a Repube.

Pasty bigot.

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