Rep. Bob Miller’s Newsletter: Session Video Update, Energy, Subcommittees, HJR8: Frankenfish

Thank you to everyone that came out for our District get together. It is good to see so many people involved with their state government. I cannot stress enough the importance of activism, those that give input and are active truly do set the direction of this state government. My number is to the right or respond to this email with even a short message.

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Berta’s Briefings from Rep. Gardner: The Big Debate on Oil Taxes

Yesterday a constituent called to ask why my most recent newsletter did not mention the oil and gas tax debate, the single most important issue before the legislature. I told him that I actually think about little else and I know that if we don’t get this one right, we might as well forget about the rest of state government because the Alaska we know and love will just dry up and go away.

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Rep. Mike Doogan in Juneau: SPECIAL NUMBERS ARE HARD EDITION

I’ve been closing out the state operating budget all week. If that sounds like I’ve been performing some vital and important function, I haven’t. I’ve been working on a small part of the long and complicated process that produces a budget every year. Without it, there’d be no public schools for your kids, no police to round up miscreants and no guards to keep them inside.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Orwellian Juneau: Governor’s $2 Billion Oil Tax Rollback Will, I Mean Won’t, Saddle You with an Income Tax

The political ads are starting. And when political ads begin, you start to wonder whether telling a fib is cheaper than telling the truth. Well, because political ads cost lots of money, and they tend to be more fib than truth. So, fibbing must be cheaper, right? Or, maybe in politics it’s just more effective to mislead people. Nah. No one would ever to that with a political ad.

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