NEWS: Energy Efficiency Legislation Approved By the Alaska House of Representatives

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives has passed legislation sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) to help lower energy costs for commercial property owners. House Bill 80 establishes a process for cities and boroughs to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing mechanism to cover loans for alternative energy and energy efficiency improvements.

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NEWS: House Finance Committee Introduces Fiscal Framework

Juneau – Today, the House Finance committee introduced House Bill 115, the State Revenue Restructuring Act, which combines revenue from the earnings of the Permanent Fund and a progressive income tax to establish a stable and balanced revenue stream fair to all Alaskans.

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NEWS: Legislation Introduced to Fix Alaska’s Flawed Oil Tax Credit System

Juneau – The co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), have introduced House Bill 111 to fix Alaska’s current system of oil and gas subsidies in the form of tax credits. The bill fixes many of the flaws remaining in the current oil tax credit system after passage of House Bill 247 last year.

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EVENT: Resources Committee Co-Chairs to Discuss Oil Tax Credit Bill After Wednesday’s Floor Session

Juneau – The co-chairs of the House Resources Committee will hold a press availability Wednesday after the conclusion of the House Floor Session. Reps. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) will discuss legislation that will be introduced Wednesday morning to fix Alaska’s flawed oil tax credit system.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Weekly Update

It’s been another great and exciting week here in the Capitol. We continue to work hard to find solutions to our fiscal crisis while keeping our state going in a positive direction. At this point in the session we’re seeing some of our ideas gaining traction. Our bills are advancing through the committee process on their way to the floor. Being a member of the new majority, I’m proud to see a number of my own bills moving forward.

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NEWS: Transboundary Mining Prompts Concern from Rep. Ortiz

Juneau – Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) has introduced a resolution asking the United States and Canadian Governments to investigate the downstream effects of proposed and existing transboundary mining developments. House Joint Resolution 9 was introduced to protect Alaska’s pristine water and healthy wild salmon populations.

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