Day - April 27, 2017

Rep. Dean Westlake

NEWS: Alaska House Passes Legislation to Protect Arctic Caribou Herds

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation adding an additional restriction on nonresident hunters in an effort to protect arctic caribou herds. House Bill 211, sponsored by Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kiana), requires nonresident hunters, without a second degree of kin in Alaska, to be accompanied by a licensed professional hunting guide when hunting caribou from the Western Arctic, Porcupine, or Central Arctic Caribou Herds.

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Rep. Matt Claman

NEWS: Alaska House Passes Legislation to Support Alaska Manicurists

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to repeal harmful statutes which disadvantage small Alaska businesses. House Bill 222 removes unreasonable and unnecessary manicurist licensing requirements; allowing experienced manicurists to continue to practice without re-taking a training course as part of their license renewal.

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Rep. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s April 27th Newsletter: Update: State Reductions & Diversifying Revenue

Hello! Some information came out this week that I wanted to share with you. This past Monday, the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy released their report: Comparing the Distributional Impact of Revenue Options in Alaska. This report compares the impact of different revenue plans being discussed in Juneau this session. The report finds that most Alaska households would pay less under a personal income tax, like our HB 115 School Tax, than they would under a 3% sales tax even if the sales tax exempted food, child care and rent.

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Rep. DEAN WESTLAKE

District: 40
Rep.Dean.Westlake@akleg.gov
Party: Democrat 

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