Rep. Guttenberg’s April 15th Newsletter: Last week of session key legislation

This newsletter serves as a snapshot of this week’s important votes. Since the beginning of session, many of you have told me and other legislators to “Do something!” Throughout this session we have been constantly working on Alaska’s complex budget. This week, we did something. We passed out three key bills in our balanced fiscal plan:

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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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Speaker Edgmon’s April 14th Newsletter: Need for Fair and Comprehensive Fiscal Plan Will Push Legislature Beyond 90 Days

As you can imagine, late-session events in Juneau are in full swing, and I’m afraid this week’s newsletter has to be brief. As I noted last week, the magnitude of the work we still need to accomplish this year will keep the Legislature in Juneau beyond the statutory 90-day limit that falls this Sunday. What we hope to achieve this session will create a major turning point in our young state’s history and, hopefully, put us on an upward trajectory for decades to come.

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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. Seaton’s April 10th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 84th day of session. The Senate passed the operating budget. The House will not agree with their cuts, including those to education, so the next step will be appointing the conference committee. There is more information about the Senate’s cuts below under the Operating Budget section.

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