NEWS: On the 9th Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Alaska Women Push for Pay Equity and Economic Justice

At a time when a national conversation is taking place about sexual harassment, with the #metoo and Time’s Up campaigns, many Alaska lawmakers and non-profit leaders believe it is also time to focus on another workplace problem — pay equity.

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Rep. Tuck’s January 24th Newsletter: I look forward to a productive 90-day session.

It has been a great honor to serve as my neighbors’ Representative in the Legislature as the Majority Leader in the Alaska House Majority Coalition.  We are made up of Alaska Independents, Alaska Republicans, and Alaska Democrats who have joined together to come up with real solutions for Alaska’s needs.

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NEWS: Credit Rating Agency Highlights Need for a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan in Alaska

Juneau – Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) has released the following statement in response to news that S&P Global Ratings has placed the State of Alaska on its CreditWatch and has indicated that Alaska’s credit rating would likely be lowered without the passage of significant fiscal reforms this year.

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Rep. Grenn’s May 16th Newsletter: Budget Resources, Bike to Work Day & Ride Sharing News

By now, we’re all aware that Alaska is facing a serious fiscal crisis – unprecedented, in fact. The Alaska State Legislature is grappling with different ways to address the budget deficit and provide for a sustainable economic future, and there are many ideas on what direction to take. As part of this conversation, many expert resources are shared with us as we consider and debate these important, economic decisions.

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NEWS: House Finance Committee to Review the Alaska Economy and Fiscal Policy

Juneau – The members of the Finance Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives will spend all week examining Alaska’s fiscal policy and how policy changes will impact the Alaska economy. The committee will hear from business, municipal, labor, and tribal representatives in addition to presentations from the Alaska Department of Revenue and the non-partisan Legislative Finance Division.

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NEWS: Legislation Filed to Respond to Climate Change in Alaska

Juneau – The Co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), have filed legislation to respond to climate change in Alaska. House Bill 173 would create a new commission made up of elected city and borough officials from across Alaska and several state department commissioners. A primary duty of the Climate Change Response Commission would be to assist rural communities and non-government organizations to secure funding to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The Commission would also be tasked with seeking out grants and other forms of financing.

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