Rep. Petersen’s Report from the Capitol: Working for Lower Gasoline Prices; Turning Garbage into Energy; Anchorage Caucus Meetings; and House Finance Taking Testimony on Oil Tax Bill

Gasoline prices are back in the national news, but in Alaska high gas prices have been an issue that hasn’t gone away. Since 2008 Alaskan gas prices have consistently been the highest in the nation, excluding state taxes, even though we produce more oil per capita than any other state. It didn’t use to be this way, as early as March 2007 Anchorage actually had the lowest gas prices of any city in the country.

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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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