Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Day 90 Update on Fiscal Plan & Personal Bills

Here we are! Easter Day is the last day of the regular session and legislators are preparing for the 30-day extension under the State Constitution. As I’ve said all session, I respect the will of the voters when they passed the initiative in 2006 to establish a 90-day legislative session. Given the time and the reluctance of the Senate to work on a full deficit reduction plan, it looks like we will get what the Senate wanted from the beginning – Overtime in Juneau!

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Rep. Guttenberg’s April 15th Newsletter: Last week of session key legislation

This newsletter serves as a snapshot of this week’s important votes. Since the beginning of session, many of you have told me and other legislators to “Do something!” Throughout this session we have been constantly working on Alaska’s complex budget. This week, we did something. We passed out three key bills in our balanced fiscal plan:

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Rep. Fansler’s April 15th Newsletter: The Last Mile – We Did It!

Spring weather has arrived in Juneau and the 90th day of the regular session will be here tomorrow. I am proud to say the State House has done everything we promised when we said we would pass a comprehensive fiscal plan fair for all Alaskans. As of today we have passed these four integral bills out of the State House – the tenants of the House’s four pillar plan.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Final Piece of a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan to Protect the Alaska Economy

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed the “Education Funding Act” to set up a stable revenue stream to help pay for Alaska’s constitutionally mandated public education system. House Bill 115 is the final piece of the Alaska House Majority Coalition’s comprehensive fiscal plan to pass the Alaska House of Representatives.

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Rep. Claman’s April 15th Newsletter: Four Pillars of a Fiscal Plan

We’re in the last days of the 90-day legislative session and the House and Senate are picking up the pace as the deadline approaches. The legislature will likely go past the 90-day deadline as we work to finish as soon as possible. The budget remains our top priority and we’re committed to working together to create a responsible action plan for Alaska.

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NEWS: Rep. Drummond Files Legislation to Protect Alaskans Internet Privacy

Juneau – Today, Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation to prohibit certain telecommunications and internet service providers from collecting personal information without express written approval from the customer. House Bill 230 will help customers know how their personal data is being used and will give people a chance to opt out of that data collection.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Major Piece of a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a major component of the plan put forward by the members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition to fully address Alaska’s $2.7 billion funding gap. Senate Bill 26 creates a sustainable draw from the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund, while still paying out dividends and protecting the principle of the fund.

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