Rep. Adam Wool’s Update from Juneau: Budget Discussions Heating Up

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see many of you at a constituent meeting hosted by Rep. Grier Hopkins and myself, and I’d like to thank everyone who came out for sharing their concerns with us. I think it’s fair to say that almost everyone in attendance was in favor of maintaining current levels of funding for state services, especially K-12 education and the University. People voiced a willingness to receive a….

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The Budget Subcommittee Process has Begun

Earlier this month, the House Finance Committee began having subcommittee meetings. Each Finance Subcommittee is responsible for taking a close look at a particular department budget. I am the Chair of the Education, Fish & Game, and Environmental Conservation Finance Subcommittees, which means I lead the budget discussions for each of these departments. The subcommittee process will end in a little less than two weeks, and from there, each agency budget will be heard in the full Finance Committee meetings.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Education is My Top Priority

Public education is under attack. Last month, Governor Dunleavy put forward an irresponsible budget proposal that threatens the future of our children. Rather than continuing to invest in good schools and great teachers, the Governor wants to reduce the state’s support for public education with a huge $273 million cut to the Base Student Allocation (BSA). If that sounds like a lot of money, it is. It equates to $1,100 per student taken out of every classroom in Alaska.

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