Rep. Stutes’ October 26th Newsletter: Pink Salmon Disaster Relief Funding

I know that many commercial fishermen, residents, and businesses in my district were deeply affected by disastrous pink salmon returns in 2016. Pink salmon fishing is the mainstay of our seine fleet and the effect on families and the economy was devastating. I want to provide an update of where we are in the process of securing funding from the Federal Government for hard-working fishermen.

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Rep. Stutes’ October 24th Newsletter: Public Testimony Tonight on Efforts at Further Criminal Justice Reform

The fourth special session is off to a fast start and work is progressing on the SB 54, the revision to the omnibus crime bill. Public Safety is an ever-growing concern across the state and I wanted to make you aware of an opportunity to have your voice heard on the issue this evening.

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Rep. Stutes’ September 7th Newsletter: Letters from Louise

Governor Walker announced that he will be calling the legislature back into a fourth special session on October 23rd to address some form of new revenue. A special-session proclamation that outlines a specific agenda has not yet been issued, but there are existing pieces of legislation, as well as new proposals that may be included.

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Rep. Stutes’ August 6th Newsletter: Legislative Update

It has been a while since my last letter and I would like to update you on the legislature’s progress over the past two special sessions. This was a contentious year in Juneau and a difficult time for all Alaskans as uncertainty loomed in the form of a potential government shutdown, job losses, an economic recession, State credit-rating downgrades, and a reduction to PFDs. A potential income tax, the oil and gas tax restructuring, and other controversial solutions on the table added to the fervor of the debate.

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Rep. Stutes’ June 11th Newsletter: Special Session Update and More

I know Alaskans are frustrated to yet again see special sessions and gridlock in Juneau. I too am frustrated; however, this may be the most critical junction in Alaska’s history and getting the right solution is paramount. A​lthough both the House and Senate have not been holding a lot of floor sessions, I can assure you that we are working hard negotiating and seeking middle ground to reach a compromise.

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