Rep. Claman’s April 28th Newsletter: Budget Updates

Today marks the 102nd day of the session. The House has passed its four-pillared responsible action plan to the Senate for consideration. As the House hears additional legislation, the budget remains our top priority and we’re committed to working together with the Senate.

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Rep. Seaton’s April 27th Newsletter: Update: State Reductions & Diversifying Revenue

Hello! Some information came out this week that I wanted to share with you. This past Monday, the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy released their report: Comparing the Distributional Impact of Revenue Options in Alaska. This report compares the impact of different revenue plans being discussed in Juneau this session. The report finds that most Alaska households would pay less under a personal income tax, like our HB 115 School Tax, than they would under a 3% sales tax even if the sales tax exempted food, child care and rent.

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NEWS: Broad-Based Revenue Proposal Receives Public Support

Juneau – Last night over 100 Alaskans provided public testimony to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on the proposed Education Funding Act, one of the four pillars of the comprehensive fiscal plan put forward by the Alaska House Majority Coalition. A significant majority of those who testified spoke in favor of House Bill 115 and maintaining Alaska’s commitment to public education and the University of Alaska. HB 115 passed the Alaska House of Representatives earlier this month and is under consideration in the Alaska State Senate.

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Rep. Wool’s April 25th Newsletter: Thanks for Participating in Town Hall and Opportunity to Testify SOON!

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to my constituent meeting last Saturday evening. It was great to connect with the hardworking people of Fairbanks and hear your thoughts. In case you missed the event, you can check out the slideshow I presented with Commissioner Hoffbeck here.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s April 25th Newsletter: Urgent Action Alert Public- Income Tax and REAL ID

This week there are two important bills up for public. I have shared the details for public testimony on these bill since many of you have expressed interest in them. Click the pic for an up-to-date schedule of opportunity for public testimony. The calendar is often updated, so keep checking to stay up to the minute on any changes.

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Rep. Grenn’s April 21st Newsletter: Tough Choices and an Update on Day 95

Today is day 95 of the legislative session. I must admit I’m frustrated the Legislature wasn’t able to come to an agreement in 90 days. In fact, just one year ago, I remember reading the newspaper thinking, “why can’t they get their job done on time?!” Trust me, I respect the will of the voters and have done my best to help move things forward in a timely manner. Click here to read an interview with my thoughts on this issue and more.

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