Day - February 15, 2017

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Fiscal Plan Rollout, Survivor Benefits, Wrongful Convictions

Last week was a big week in Juneau: two bills central to the Alaska House Majority Coalition’s fiscal policy platform were introduced, my Pre-Kindergarten bill was heard the first time and I added an amendment to Survivor Benefits legislation to include coverage for families of fallen correctional officers, probation officers and others that were originally included in last year’s bill I supported. Read on for details.

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Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

Rep. LeDoux’s Newsletter: February News

We gaveled into the 30th Legislature and are off to a busy start. I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges I will face in my new leadership role as House Rules Chair. Republican, Independent and Democrat legislators joined together to create the new Alaska House Majority Coalition. I am proud to report that this coalition represents all Alaskans, regardless of party affiliation or geographic location. We are working together to solve the State’s financial problems.

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Rep. Dean Westlake

NEWS: Alaska House Passes ANWR Resolution with Bipartisan Support

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives approved a resolution urging Congress to pass legislation to open the 1002 study area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil and gas exploration and development. House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kotzebue), passed the Alaska House of Representatives by a vote of 31-4. The resolution was co-sponsored by 12 members of the Alaska House.

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: New Oil Tax Reform Bill Addresses Flaws in Alaska’s Meager Oil Tax rates

Juneau – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) has released legislation to fix major flaws in Alaska’s oil tax system. The flaws are outlined in information provided to Rep. Gara by the Alaska Department of Revenue in response to detailed questions. The “Fair Share for Alaska Oil Act” supports Alaska’s North Slope oil producers while fairly raising revenue needed for schools, roads, and to help with Alaska’s budget deficit. The bill was filed today with the Chief Clerk and it is attached.

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Rep. SCOTT KAWASAKI

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Capitol: January-April

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Fairbanks: May-December

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                 Fairbanks AK, 99701
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Email: rep.scott.kawasaki@akleg.gov