Rep. Josephson’s April 20th Newsletter: Budget and Taxes

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter and staying involved with the goings-on of our state. It continues to be an honor to represent you in Juneau and to work on your behalf. Much has happened here in the last couple weeks. I hope this update finds you well and helps you stay informed.

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Rep. Claman’s April 19th Newsletter: Funding Education

Easter Sunday was the 90th day of Legislative Session. And on Saturday, the House passed the fourth and final piece of a responsible action plan for Alaska. As the Senate considers the legislation, the budget will remain our top priority and we’re committed to working together.

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NEWS: Energy Efficiency Legislation Approved By the Alaska Legislature

Juneau – The Alaska State Legislature has passed legislation sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) to help lower energy costs for commercial property owners across Alaska. House Bill 80 allows cities and boroughs to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing mechanism for loans for alternative energy and energy efficiency improvements.

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NEWS: House Resources Advances Legislation to Allow Municipalities to Regulate Trapping

Juneau – Legislation advanced out of the House Resources Committee today to allow municipalities in Alaska to establish their own rules to control trapping. House Bill 201, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), limits municipal regulations to the limited purpose of preventing injuries to people and domestic animals.

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NEWS: Reps. Kawasaki, Spohnholz, and Fansler Seek to Extend Senior Benefits

Juneau – Representatives Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), and Rep. Zach Fansler (D-Bethel) introduced legislation today to extend the Senior Benefits Program sunset clause to 2022, ensuring another four years of support for low income seniors across Alaska. Without action, the program would end in 2018.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Comprehensive Fiscal Plan Has Passed the House

On this 90th Day of the Legislative Session, I am pleased to report that the Alaska House Majority Coalition has passed all four pillars of our comprehensive, sustainable and fair fiscal plan for Alaska. The tough votes I have made over the last month were not easy to make but I strongly be believe that they are necessary to protect Alaska’s future.

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