Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Child Abuse Prevention Efforts & Budget Update

I hope you wore blue yesterday. In the Capitol, and across the state, wearing blue meant that you support raising awareness and preventing child abuse in your community. We hosted a rally on the Capitol steps with Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Val Davidson as our speaker. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are taking steps to raise awareness and enact policies that will prevent child abuse. Last year our focus was Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law, that passed last June, and is now being implemented.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Public Testimony TODAY on Oil and Gas Tax Credits

Today is your opportunity to offer public testimony on the oil and gas tax credit reforms proposed by Governor Walker in House Bill 247. There are a lot of issues with the current tax credits we pay to the oil and gas industry, many of which I touched on in a commentary that Rep. Les Gara and I published in Alaska Dispatch this week: Alaska can’t afford the oil industry’s sweetheart deal.

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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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