Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Public Testimony TONIGHT SB 128: AK Permanent Fund Protection Act

The House Finance Committee will hear public testimony today on Senate Bill 128, the Alaska Permanent Fund Protection Act, at 5:00 PM. This bill would make major changes to the Permanent Fund, including limiting your PFD checks to $1000 for the next two years.

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NEWS: Democrats in Senate and House Call for Veterans Administration to Send Appeal Panel to Alaska

JUNEAU — Today, members of the Alaska Senate Democrats and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition sent a letter to Laura Eskenazi, the Vice Chairman and Executive in Charge of the Board of Veterans Appeals, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, requesting immediate in-person proceedings in Alaska by the Board of Veterans Appeals.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Ester Community Meeting TONIGHT and Update from Juneau

Yesterday, the Alaska Legislature passed fully funded budgets for the next fiscal year that remove the threat of the first ever government shutdown in Alaska. The operating and capital budgets were passed with significant support from members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition after weeks of bipartisan negotiations between the Minority and Majority Caucuses in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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NEWS: Budget Compromise Prevents Threat of Government Shutdown and Protects the Alaska Economy

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Legislature passed fully funded budgets for the next fiscal year that removes the threat of the first ever government shutdown in Alaska. The operating and capital budgets were passed with significant support from members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) after weeks of bipartisan negotiations between the Minority and Majority Caucuses in both the House of Representatives and Senate.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Upcoming Constituent Meeting

Last evening the Second Session of the 29thAlaska Legislature came to a close without any significant action to address the ongoing fiscal crisis. The Legislature failed to pass the FY 2017 Operating Budget, putting thousands of state workers at risk of being laid off.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Community Meeting TONIGHT

Today, Tuesday May 17, 2016, the Goldstream Valley Watershed Project will host a community meeting at the Ken Kunkel Community Center. I’m working in Juneau for the extended session, but my staff will be there to listen to your concerns.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Medicaid Lawsuit Update

In March, the Superior Court of Alaska dismissed the lawsuit to stop Medicaid expansion, stating that Governor Walker acted within the boundaries of the law when he bypassed the legislature to go forth with the expansion. Recently, the Legislature filed an appeal of that decision. I do not support this action.

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