Speaker Edgmon’s Mar. 24th Newsletter: House Finance Progresses on Major Components of Fiscal Plan

The Finance Committee in the House held back-to-back hearings all week on two cornerstones of the House Majority Coalition’s solution to Alaska’s fiscal crisis. HB 115 protects PFDs, restructures the Permanent Fund in a way that helps pay for vital government services, assures that the multi-billion-dollar endowment continues to grow, and diversifies revenues with a modest income tax.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Weekly Update

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter, and keeping up with what is happening in your state legislature. Every day so much happens that affects all of us; from oil-tax legislation and the budget, to protecting our wild fisheries for future generations. These last few weeks, I’ve been working hard to make sure that Alaskans’ rights and resources are protected!

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Rep. Grenn’s Newsletter: Operating Budget, Survey Results, & Public Safety Updates

Thank you to all who stopped by the Jewel Lake Kaladi for coffee and conversation last Saturday! It was great to be back in the neighborhood and talk face-to-face about the issues most important to you. I look forward to the next time I can meet with you in Anchorage, but until then, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Alert: Saturday Meeting; Thursday Public Testimony

I wanted to let you know about three things. One is obvious. There is an inverse relationship between the number of nights and weekends we are working, and the number of newsletters I can write! I’ll try to do better. Now the two important matters…

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Operating Budget Debate and Constituent Meeting

As it passed the House Finance Committee, of which I am a member, next year’s Operating Budget cut $61 million to agency operations from last year’s budget. The budget forward funds education for next year and guarantees a PFD of $1,150 for eligible Alaskans.

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