Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Equinox Update and Local Election Information

Now one month into the school year, we are heading into sub-12-hour days. And you know what that means: Equinox Marathon, road construction winding down, hunting season, end of the summer tour season and Suicide Prevention month. But here’s a quick update on education vetoes, local election information, and what’s going on in the weeks ahead in Fairbanks.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Introduction to Summer Staff!

The best part about the interim is being home to reconnect with my constituents, and to listen to what matters to them. I make it a priority to be out in the community as much as possible and this summer I’ve had the opportunity to employ the skills of a few diverse and talented individuals from around town.

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NEWS: Representative Adam Wool Applauds Governor Walker’s Veto of Credit History for Insurance Rate Bill

Fairbanks — Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) released the following statement on Governor Walker’s veto of Senate Bill 127:

“Alaskans shouldn’t have to fear that when their insurance is renewed, their rates might go up based on their credit history. It doesn’t make sense to change someone’s insurance rates on this irrelevant factor without their consent. Your credit history doesn’t affect whether or not you’re a safe driver or responsible homeowner. I’m pleased Governor Walker vetoed this harmful piece of legislation,” said Rep. Wool.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: 4th Special Session Adjourns, Time for a 5th

On Saturday, June 18, the Alaska House of Representatives adjourned the 4th Special Session of the 29th Legislature, and the Senate did the same the following day. I am deeply disappointed majority leadership failed to progress towards a balanced, fair and comprehensive fiscal plan to address the $3-billion state budget deficit.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Should Quickly Act to Continue Insurance for Families of Police and Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty

Juneau – Common sense legislation to honor Alaska’s first responders and their families is stuck in committee in both the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska Senate. House Bill 4002 and Senate Bill 4002 would allow the State of Alaska to continue insurance coverage for spouses and dependents of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Public Testimony TONIGHT SB 128: AK Permanent Fund Protection Act

The House Finance Committee will hear public testimony today on Senate Bill 128, the Alaska Permanent Fund Protection Act, at 5:00 PM. This bill would make major changes to the Permanent Fund, including limiting your PFD checks to $1000 for the next two years.

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