Rep. Seaton’s July 3rd Newsletter

Greetings and happy Fourth of July! This week I am back in the district. If your group would like to contact me, please call the Homer office at 235-2921 to schedule a meeting as I am often on the road and may be heading back to Juneau at some point. I plan on participating in Fourth of July events around Homer and Anchor Point tomorrow, and Wednesday I will be on KBBI’s Coffee Table; tune in at 9 am for a discussion of the state’s budget challenges.

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Rep. Grenn’s June 30th Newsletter: Operating Budget, 4th of July Events, Hunting & Fishing Season

As you likely know, the House passed the FY18 budget late last week. The highlights included fully-funding education, just $8-million in cuts to University of Alaska, restoring Pre-K funding and a larger PFD than the Senate proposed, while still cutting the budget by close to $100 million from last year. These and other compromises happened to avert shutdown of our state government.

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Rep. Claman’s June 26th Newsletter: Legislature Approves Operating Budget

On Thursday evening, the legislature passed House Bill 57, the FY18 operating budget. Passing this budget compromise means the state will continue to provide government services when the state’s fiscal year begins on July 1. Although passing the operating budget is a step in the right direction, the legislature has not adopted a responsible action plan to address Alaska’s financial challenges. There is more work to be done for a long-term solution.

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