Preschool Pays Off for Kids, Public: House Democrats Show How

JUNEAU – Representatives Les Gara and Chris Tuck (both D-Anchorage), and Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) made the case for increasing early childhood development efforts in Alaska. The representatives highlighted the economic returns of preschool education to Alaskan children, their families, and to the state as a whole, and they offered specific solutions for how Alaska can start realizing those benefits.

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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] 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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