Day - March 27, 2017

Rep. Sam Kito's newsletter

Rep. Kito’s Newsletter: State budget and ride-sharing

Spring is in the air, and of course there is eternal hope for a timely end to session here in our State Capitol. We are now down to less than a month to go for us to finish in our statutorily limited 90-day session. The budget is well on its way, with a big difference in where the House and the Senate would like to end up. The discussion about whether we provide adequate funding to support state services (House version of the budget) or whether we put undue pressure on state services by cutting education, health care, public safety (Senate version of the budget), will take place in conference committee where the two versions will be reconciled.

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Rep. Louise Stutes

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.

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House Majority Coalition

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. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s March 27th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 70th day of session. Work towards a fiscal solution continues in earnest throughout the capitol. The finance committee spent hours last week considering HB 111, which looks to reform our oil and gas tax credit system to limit state liability and increase revenues when prices are higher. A key part of a stable fiscal plan is ensuring that the state balance sheet is protected against an accumulation of costly credits during low prices or because of bad investments by the oil companies. Thank you to all the Alaskans who came out Saturday to testify on HB 111.

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Rep. LOUISE STUTES

District: 32
Rep.Louise.Stutes@akleg.gov
Party: Republican

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