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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NEWS: Rep. Tarr to Host Alaska Food Security Week Across the State

Juneau – Starting Monday, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) will host events across the state for the third annual Alaska Food Security Week. The theme is “All About Alaska Grown” and will celebrate local food producers, Alaska’s agricultural history, and future opportunities for increasing the state’s local food initiatives.

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EVENT: Pizza with Parish

Juneau – Representative Justin Parish (D-Juneau) will be hosting a meeting this weekend to report on the first half of the regularly scheduled legislative session and gather feedback from constituents. The meeting will be held Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library in the large meeting room. Pizza and coffee will be provided. The meeting is open to the public and media.

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Speaker Edgmon’s March 3rd Newsletter

On any given day in the Speaker’s office I might meet with as many as 10 different business associations, local governments, organizations, or individuals—people involved in fisheries or trucking, tourism or tribal councils, oil & gas or education. More and more, these Alaskans are bringing me the same simple message: “We need to return stability and sustainability to our economy, and it has to happen as soon as possible.”

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