From Lisa Demer in Juneau --
State Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, was recovering Thursday at Providence Alaska Medical Center after undergoing a heart procedure on Wednesday. Gruenberg disclosed the medical developments in a statement sent out Thursday.
He wasn’t feeling well on Wednesday and went to Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital, where doctors determined that two stents in his heart were clogged and needed to be cleared, according to a spokesman. They sent him to Anchorage for the procedure.
From the hospital, Gruenberg watched the House State Affairs Committee meeting on Gavel-to-Gavel. He had a bill up to require the state Division of Elections to produce a pamphlet with candidate profiles for primary elections, in addition to the pamphlet it does for general elections.
When questions arose during the committee discussion, Gruenberg called his staff from the hospital with suggested changes, he said.
The lawmaker expects to be home by Friday and back in Juneau over the weekend.
Gruenberg, 67, is in his 17th year as a state representative.