Rep. Kawasaki’s January 23 Newsletter: Getting Down to Business

The second week of the 2018 Legislative Session has started and business is in full swing. This week I will hold House Finance Budget Subcommittee hearings for the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs.

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NEWS: House Finance Committee to Review the Alaska Economy and Fiscal Policy

Juneau – The members of the Finance Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives will spend all week examining Alaska’s fiscal policy and how policy changes will impact the Alaska economy. The committee will hear from business, municipal, labor, and tribal representatives in addition to presentations from the Alaska Department of Revenue and the non-partisan Legislative Finance Division.

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NEWS: Legislation Advances from the House Resources Committee to Protect Wolves Adjacent to the Denali National Park

Juneau – Earlier today, legislation to protect the ability of visitors to the Denali National Park to see wolves in the wild was advanced out of the House Resources Committee. House Bill 105, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), seeks to create an area along the eastern border of the Denali National Park that is closed to the hunting and trapping of wolves.

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NEWS: Wildlife Management Package Supports Broadened Strategies for Game Management and Tourism

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced three bills designed to broaden Alaska’s game management goals and strategies. This legislation acknowledges the value of wildlife to all Alaskans and the wide range of uses of game, as well as the importance of wildlife to the tourism industry.

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