August 9, 2018
During session, the Alaska State Legislature passed
multiple bills that affect our senior citizens. It is the duty of the legislature to protect
and serve all citizens. In my time in office, I have made it a priority to try to protect the interests of our elders – those that helped to establish this great state.
The Senior Benefits Payment Program (formerly known as the Longevity Bonus created in 1972) passed during session and was signed into law by the governor earlier this summer. The Senior
Benefits Program provides a modest monthly cash payment to low-income seniors to