Rep. Tarr’s April 18th Newsletter: Historic Action Taken by the House: We’ve Passed a Comprehensive, Sustainable Fiscal Plan

Over the weekend the House Majority made true on the commitment we made on November 9th when we came together to form a new coalition. We came together as Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to put our state back on track for a prosperous future by passing a fiscal plan. At the beginning of the session we said our plan had four pillars: reform of our overly generous oil and gas subsidies, strategic budget cuts, protection of the PFD and restructuring, and new revenue from a broad based tax. We took the enormity of the situation and with a laser focus worked diligently to get every measure passed. This is a lengthy enews and I hope you’ll have time to read all of it and will get in touch with questions. I love hearing from you!

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EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Tuck, Seaton and Foster

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), and House Finance Committee Co-chairs Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) and Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome).

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Rep. Guttenberg’s April 15th Newsletter: Last week of session key legislation

This newsletter serves as a snapshot of this week’s important votes. Since the beginning of session, many of you have told me and other legislators to “Do something!” Throughout this session we have been constantly working on Alaska’s complex budget. This week, we did something. We passed out three key bills in our balanced fiscal plan:

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Major Piece of a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a major component of the plan put forward by the members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition to fully address Alaska’s $2.7 billion funding gap. Senate Bill 26 creates a sustainable draw from the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund, while still paying out dividends and protecting the principle of the fund.

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Speaker Edgmon’s April 7th Newsletter: Where Things Stand on Day 81

There are nine days between now and Easter Sunday, which will also be the 90th, and last, day of the statutory legislative session. From the perspective of the Alaska House Majority Coalition, which I lead as House Speaker, it is clear that we will need to continue our work beyond that date and enter into the additional 31 days allowed in the state Constitution.

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Testimony on Income Tax Tomorrow, Friday PFD Application Deadline

Alaska is on the brink of economic failure as the budget deficit adds to thousands of job losses already resulting from loss of revenues caused by low oil prices and large cash subsidies to the oil industry. The Alaska House Majority Coalition was formed to save the economy and protect jobs.

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