NEWS: House Resources Advances Legislation to Allow Municipalities to Regulate Trapping

Juneau – Legislation advanced out of the House Resources Committee today to allow municipalities in Alaska to establish their own rules to control trapping. House Bill 201, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), limits municipal regulations to the limited purpose of preventing injuries to people and domestic animals.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Improving Heath Care for Women and the Governor’s Income Tax Proposal

As we approach the 90th day of the legislative session, I’ll continue to keep you updated about legislative happenings in Juneau. Committees continue to consider the revenue bills as well as the proposals to restructure the Permanent Fund.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: PFD Application Reminder and More on the Budget

As the legislative session continues, I am committed to keeping you updated on efforts to address Alaska’s fiscal challenges. The House Finance Committee is considering House Bill 249, which will raise motor fuel tax rates on vehicles, vessels, and aircraft. HB 249 is one of nine different revenue proposals recommended by the Walker-Mallott administration as part of its “complete solution to our fiscal situation.”

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Criminal Justice Reform and the Upcoming Municipal Election

We are all saddened by the senseless injury and loss of life in the terrorist bombings on Tuesday morning in Brussels. My heart goes out to all whose family and loved ones were killed or injured by the horrendous attacks. Our thoughts are with the people of Belgium.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Education Cuts & Municipal Elections

The legislative session is starting to pick up pace now that there are only 16 days left in the 90-day session. The operating budget was voted on by the Senate today and soon the House and Senate will choose their conference committee members to work out the differences. One of those differences is the funding of education, which is discussed below along with some important information regarding the Anchorage Municipal elections.

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