Rep. Claman’s May 19th Newsletter: Governor Calls Special Session and Anchorage Constituent Hours

On Wednesday evening, the legislature adjourned without an agreement on a budget, a restructuring of the Permanent Fund, or revenue measures to address the state’s $2.7 billion deficit. Shortly after adjourning, the Governor called the legislature into a special session to continue our work.

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Rep. Josephson’s May 18th Newsletter

Thank you for your support and your participation during this historic 2017 legislative session. A lot of important decisions were made on behalf of our state. Some of these decisions I can take pride in because I cast a vote, or helped push the bill that I knew would have a positive impact for my constituents – and all Alaskans.

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NEWS: Alaska House Rejects Weakened Oil Subsidy Reform Bill from the Senate

Juneau – Tonight, the Alaska House of Representatives rejected changes made by the State Senate to a key piece of pending legislation to reform Alaska’s flawed system of subsidizing the oil and gas industry with tax credits. The State Senate significantly weakened House Bill 111, which passed the House last month.

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Speaker Edgmon’s May 12th Newsletter: With Day 121 Approaching, Legislature Likely to Require More Time

With just five days left before we hit the May 17 endpoint of the Constitutionally authorized 121-day legislative session, and with several major pieces of legislation still the subject of hearings or conference committee negotiations, it is clear that work in Juneau will continue into another stage of overtime.

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Rep. Claman’s April 28th Newsletter: Budget Updates

Today marks the 102nd day of the session. The House has passed its four-pillared responsible action plan to the Senate for consideration. As the House hears additional legislation, the budget remains our top priority and we’re committed to working together with the Senate.

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Rep. Josephson’s April 20th Newsletter: Budget and Taxes

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter and staying involved with the goings-on of our state. It continues to be an honor to represent you in Juneau and to work on your behalf. Much has happened here in the last couple weeks. I hope this update finds you well and helps you stay informed.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Day 90 Update on Fiscal Plan & Personal Bills

Here we are! Easter Day is the last day of the regular session and legislators are preparing for the 30-day extension under the State Constitution. As I’ve said all session, I respect the will of the voters when they passed the initiative in 2006 to establish a 90-day legislative session. Given the time and the reluctance of the Senate to work on a full deficit reduction plan, it looks like we will get what the Senate wanted from the beginning – Overtime in Juneau!

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Rep. Claman’s April 15th Newsletter: Four Pillars of a Fiscal Plan

We’re in the last days of the 90-day legislative session and the House and Senate are picking up the pace as the deadline approaches. The legislature will likely go past the 90-day deadline as we work to finish as soon as possible. The budget remains our top priority and we’re committed to working together to create a responsible action plan for Alaska.

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