NEWS: Rep. Parish Wants Input from Juneau Residents on Alaska’s Fiscal Future
Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday Evening
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2017
Juneau – Representative Justin Parish (D-Juneau) is seeking the input of Juneau residents on priorities that must be achieved before the end of the current legislative session in Juneau. Rep. Parish is holding a town hall meeting Tuesday to gather input and to brief residents on the status of efforts to pass a comprehensive fiscal plan to solve Alaska’s $2.7 billion budget gap and respond to the ongoing recession.
“Over the last few months we have seen the development of competing fiscal plans from my coalition, the Alaska House Majority Coalition, and the Alaska Senate Majority. The differences are stark and easy to understand. We want a complete fiscal solution that treats all Alaskans fairly and protects the economy. The Senate Majority is supporting a partial plan that favors the rich to the detriment of low-income and working Alaskans,” said Rep. Parish. “The legislative process requires compromise but I am not willing to cave in to support a fundamentally unfair and flawed fiscal plan just to end the session. Every lawmaker is being asked to make some tough decisions. I hope they will make those decisions with the future of Alaska in mind, not partisan politics and the next election cycle.”
Rep. Parish will be joined at Tuesday’s town hall meeting by Randall Hoffbeck, the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue. Commissioner Hoffbeck will give a presentation about Alaska’s fiscal situation.
WHO: Rep. Justin Parish and Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck
WHAT: Town hall constituent meeting
WHERE: Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop, Juneau, Alaska, 99801
WHEN: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017
For more information, please contact Nate Graham in Rep. Parish’s office at (907) 465-3744.