Rep. Scott Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Advice Time for the Budget! Energy Solutions for Fairbanks;

The House passed an $8.9-billion operating budget last week. The Senate Finance Committee will hear the budget next and will be taking public testimony next week. It is important that you have your say! The Senate will hear from thousands of Alaskans on every budget item and use the information to amend the current budget as necessary.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Good & Less Good Budget News; Que$tions Arising on Guv’s Oil Tax Rollback Bill; Anchorage Public Meetings Next Two Saturdays

Things are happening at a furious pace here. Actually, I just wanted to write that because I think “furious pace” sounds impressive. Please picture me with rolled up sleeves moving around furiously, even though I’d feel weird about doing that. I’ve never been big about rolling up work shirt sleeves.

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