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NEWS: Conflict of Interest Update for Members of the Boards of Fisheries and Game Passes the Alaska House

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) to ensure that the expertise of members of the Alaska Boards of Fisheries and Game is not excluded from the deliberative process. Currently, members of the boards with conflicts of interest are not allowed to vote and not allowed to offer input to the process. House Bill 87 changes the Ethics Act to allow those members to participate in the process while still being excluded from voting.

EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Tuck, Gara, Spohnholz, and Fansler

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Finance Committee Vice-Chair Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage), Health and Social Services Committee Chair Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), and Community and Regional Affairs Committee Co-Chair Rep. Zach Fansler (D-Bethel).

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Opportunity to Testify on HB 115 and PFD Deadline

Things are starting to ramp up down here in Juneau as we are in the home stretch on day 71 of the session. I am hoping that we can finish in the designated session length of 90 days, however the last two years don’t give me a lot of confidence. The important thing is that we don’t leave until we pass some meaningful legislation towards solving our fiscal crises.

Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Testify About Income Tax

The first week of Budget Basics, we talked about the context of the budget discussion. Due to a significant drop in oil revenue, we have a $2.7 billion dollar deficit. Next, we discussed the importance of generating sustainable revenue to support essential services, like public safety and education. I shared with you last week that the house passed a fully funded, responsible operating budget.

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