[BILL] HB51: Child Care Centers in State Office Buildings

Alaska is experiencing a severe lack of affordable child care. Our parents are unable to enter the workforce and our employers are unable to recruit and retain workers. Child care providers are overworked and underpaid, unable to lower their rates and continue providing service. Organizations across the state, from social service organizations to economic development organizations, are joining together to work on this very important issue. It is time we joined that effort. We must reaffirm our commitment to children and families.

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[BILL] HB67: Alaska Film Incentive Program Extension

House Bill 67 ensures Alaska’s competitiveness with other states and countries by continuing the successful Alaska Film Incentive Program. Since their inception, the film incentives have brought millions of production dollars to Alaska. They have also created jobs and business opportunities, small and large, for hundreds of Alaskans.

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[BILL] HJR8: OPPOSE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON

House Joint Resolution 8 (HJR8) is introduced to urge the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny any application to sell genetically engineered salmon in the United States. HJR8 also calls on Congress to enact product labeling requirements that include the words “Genetically Modified” which are prominently displayed on the package if the application is approved by the FDA.

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[BILL] HB 49: Alaska Parents as Teachers Act

Parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Research has clearly shown that parental involvement in a child’s early years are critical for development and lay the foundation for success in school and in life.

HB 49, the Alaska Parents as Teachers Act, will empower parents with knowledge and resources to help their children develop into successful students with stronger scholastic achievements.

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