Rep. Seaton’s July 17th Newsletter

On Saturday the House and Senate reached a compromise and passed HB 111, the oil and gas tax credit bill, and ended the second special session of the 30th legislature. The compromise takes the immediate step of ending cash credits statewide and includes some sideboards to protect the state from an unaffordable high future liability. Hopefully the public commitment that both bodies made to a working group will ensure that further oil and gas reforms will be addressed. A stable oil and gas tax system that the state can afford is key to a complete fiscal plan and this is a step in the right direction.

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Rep. Tuck’s May 30th Newsletter: Statewide Fiscal Survey

In January, the Senate Majority polled Alaskans on a variety of topics relating to Alaska’s budget situation. The results showed Alaskans favor a comprehensive fiscal plan that includes reducing tax credits for the oil and gas industry, a broad-based tax, and continuing to fully fund K12 education.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Government Shutdown: Why It Shouldn’t Happen

I do not believe there will be a government shutdown. Making that prediction true requires that 60 legislators act as statesmen and stateswomen, and that they base their votes on facts, not the fiction some politicians use for a good TV soundbite.

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NEWS: House Approves Legislation to Authorizing Transportation Network Companies in Alaska

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 132 “An Act relating to transportation network companies and transportation network company drivers.” The legislation, sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks), would pave the way for TNCs like Lyft and Uber to begin operating in Alaska communities.

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Rep. Seaton’s May 15th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 119th day of session. I hope you were able to enjoy Mother’s Day yesterday, celebrating all mothers, step-mothers, godmothers, foster-mothers and other women that have loved, nurtured, guided and influenced us throughout our lives, and remember those that are no longer with us.

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Rep. Claman’s May 13th Newsletter: Happy Mother’s Day!

Providing love and support to our families is the some of the most important work we can do. This weekend, we take time to say thank you: Happy Mother’s Day to the women who, each and every day, help raise, love, and do right by our children and families.

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