Rep. Kito’s May 12th Newsletter: Fiscal Plan Progress Update

The 121-day Constitutional end-of-session deadline is fast-approaching and progress has slowed dramatically. We are starting to hear of some movement in the Senate, but actions on HB115, the Education Funding Act, have become a challenge.

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Rep. Josephson’s May 5th Newsletter: Weekly Update

The seasons are changing in Juneau and I’m still here working hard to represent you and do what I hope is best for all Alaskans. I want to extend a special thank-you to those who phoned in to the University Subcommittee meeting last Saturday. We in the Capitol are sometimes called leaders, but we lead best with input from our constituents.

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NEWS: Rep. Claman Hosting Q&A Forum to Discuss Current Status of Bill Related to Licensure of Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Juneau – Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation relating to the licenses for Alaska’s manicurists and nail technicians. House Bill 222 repeals burdensome 2015 legislation, which required all manicurists to meet the standards of an advanced manicurist.

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NEWS: Rep. Parish Wants Input from Juneau Residents on Alaska’s Fiscal Future

Juneau – Representative Justin Parish (D-Juneau) is seeking the input of Juneau residents on priorities that must be achieved before the end of the current legislative session in Juneau. Rep. Parish is holding a town hall meeting Tuesday to gather input and to brief residents on the status of efforts to pass a comprehensive fiscal plan to solve Alaska’s $2.7 billion budget gap and respond to the ongoing recession.

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Rep. Grenn’s May 3rd Newsletter: This Week: Citywide Cleanup, Coffee & More!

This week, the House Finance Committee is holding hearings to more closely compare and contrast the competing fiscal plans that have passed the House and Senate, hearing from various stakeholders on how these policy changes will impact our state’s economy. As part of this series, we’ll hear from the private sector, municipal governments, nonprofits, labor groups, and tribal representatives, in addition to presentations from the Alaska Department of Revenue and the non-partisan Legislative Finance Division.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s May 2nd Newsletter: Monday Update, Constituent Meeting, UA Testimony, and more

Happy May Day! May Day also marks the beginning of the “Week of Hearings” in House Finance. We will be listening to presentations on the economy and fiscal policy from various experts. These presentations will be highly informative. If you are interested in viewing them, they will begin at 1:30 pm every day. Click here for a link to the live streams.

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NEWS: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Seaton, Foster, Gara, and Guttenberg

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include House Finance Committee Co-chairs Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) and Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), and Finance Committee members Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) and Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage).

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