Rep. Kito’s April 17th Newsletter: Session Overtime Begins

As of Sunday, April 16th we have passed through the statutory end of session, and we are now officially into overtime. Our state budget has passed the House and the Senate, but we have not yet started the conference committee process. There is still work to do on our fiscal plan, and this week we took a major step towards sustainability. With the passage of House Bill 111 and House Bill 115, and passage of the House amendments to Senate Bill 26, we have all of the pieces out on the table to get us much closer to a comprehensive fiscal plan – you can read this for more information.

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Rep. LeDoux’s Newsletter: April Update

Longer days and longer House Floor sessions indicate the coming of spring. The House has passed a fully-funded operating budget, which is smaller than last year’s budget. It is now being heard by the Senate. HB 111, the oil tax credit bill, moved from the House to the Senate this week. We in Juneau are working hard to minimalize the impacts of a state-wide recession and put Alaska on a financially-stable road.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: TOMORROW is constituent meeting & budget update

Mahatma Gandhi’s words have resonated strongly with me this past week while defending the budgets of Alaska’s education and public welfare systems. Now is not the time to reduce the level of services we offer students, or lose teachers due to pink slips as the result of delayed school budgets. Nor is it the time to require an ever-shrinking police force to handle ever-increasing cases with diminished resources.

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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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Rep. LeDoux’s Newsletter: March Update

It’s been quite the winter in Anchorage. Please know that I have been in constant contact with the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation to make sure that the state-owned roads in the neighborhood are plowed. I know that there has been a problem, but I was home recently and they looked somewhat better. Looks like the squeaky wheel does get “the grease.”

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