NEWS: Rep. Gara Responds to the Nuna Royalty Modification Approved by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

JUNEAU – On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources approved a revised royalty modification for the proposed Nuna development on the North Slope. Late last year Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) submitted detailed public comments about the proposed modification and asked for a review of the royalty modification by the administration of Governor Walker.

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Rep. Kito’s Newsletter: Happy Holidays

With many new exciting changes coming, and as we look forward to 2015, I want to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. Personally, 2014 has been an exciting year filled with big changes and lots of hard work. I am grateful to all the people in the communities I represent who have supported me and shared their hopes for a strong and healthy Southeast Alaska. Together, we can make positive changes that will ensure our children have a bright future.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Legislative Report: Open House and New Governor

Now that the 2014 election results have been certified I can reach out to my new area in an official capacity. You can (Ester, Farmers Loop, Goldstream 1&2, Steese East/Gilmore, Steese West and University Hills) expect to receive information on how to contact my office in your mail box.

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NEWS: Zero Value Oil Tax Provision Hidden From Legislature In 2013

Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) said today the public should know the Parnell Administration never revealed a special interest provision in Senate Bill 21 that nets Alaskans nearly no production tax value, or even a negative worth for Alaska’s oil. “Negative or zero oil tax value on all future oil fields, and all fields after 2003, was never once mentioned in a legislative hearing before SB 21 passed,” Gara, a House Finance Committee member, said.

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NEWS: No Raises for Governor, Cabinet While Alaska Suffers Budget Cuts

With $2 billion deficit from the governor’s oil giveaway, Alaska cannot afford raises

Today, Representative Les Gara and Representative Scott Kawasaki announced they are filing legislation to prevent recently recommended pay raises for the governor and his top cabinet members from taking effect while Alaskans suffer from cuts to state services and the state is depleting its savings.

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