Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Budget: How to Make Your Voice Heard

This week the House Finance Committee will be taking testimony on the state operating budget. I serve on three Finance subcommittees which passed recommended budgets for the University of Alaska and the departments of Revenue and Labor and Workforce Development. The Finance Committee has compiled the department budgets into one budget and will be taking testimony from across the state this week. Now it is your turn to make your voice heard on the budget. The Finance Committee will be taking testimony from Fairbanks from 1 to 4 pm on Wednesday (March 4) at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office at 1292 Saddler Way.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Pad Thai and Politics this Sunday; House Votes to Expand Creamer’s Field; Interior Gas Bill Advances

I’m coming back home to Fairbanks this weekend and I want to see you, hear your ideas, and answer your questions about the legislative session. Sunday (March 1) I will be hosting Pad Thai and Politics at Lemongrass Thai Cuisine at Chena Pump Plaza (388 Old Chena Pump Road) from 1 pm to 3 pm. I’ll be providing Thai food, and I hope you will bring your ideas and questions- and your appetite!

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Creamer’s Field Expansion Moves Forward; Natural Gas Proposal On Deck

I am going to be back home this weekend for the Interior Delegation’s annual community meeting. All of the Fairbanks area legislators will be there tomorrow Saturday (February 14) 11 am to 1 pm to hear from you at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office (1292 Saddler Way)

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News: Creamer’s Field Expansion Moves from House Resources Committee

Juneau – The House Resources Committee unanimously moved House Bill 70 to expand the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge out of committee today. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) and Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), would add four state-owned parcels to the popular Fairbanks refuge.

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NEWS: The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Will Work to Protect Values Threatened by Ongoing Fiscal Crisis

JUNEAU – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition released the following statement on Governor Bill Walker’s proposed FY 2016 budget.

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NEWS: House Minority Members Respond to Governor’s State of the Budget Address

JUNEAU – Alaska Governor Bill Walker presented his first State of the Budget address Thursday night. Governor Walker outlined both short and long-term plans to deal with a daunting fiscal crisis brought on by declining oil production and prices. The House Minority, made up of Democrats and an Independent, appreciates the care Governor Walker took in suggesting ideas for the Alaska Legislature to consider in the coming months.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: First Edition! The Work Begins

Greetings from the State Capitol in Juneau! It’s a lot wetter and warmer here than back home. The wet weather doesn’t dampen our spirits though. On Tuesday, I took the oath of office and began my term as your representative for Geist, College, Chena Ridge, Chena Pump, University West, Cripple Creek, UAF Campus, Richardson, and the Parks Highway neighborhoods in Fairbanks. The politicos call it District 5- I just call it home or D-5.

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