Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Governor Calls Special Session May 18th

The extended legislative session is over and the House and Senate failed to agree on a fiscal plan. The Senate majority thinks the state should close most of the $2.5 billion deficit this year with a combination of spending cuts to education and using the Permanent Fund’s investment earnings. To close the remaining deficit of about $500 million, the Senate is putting faith in a “drain and pray” plan: drain state savings and pray for higher oil prices or a large production increase. I think this is a very dangerous and irresponsible bet to make.

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NEWS: House Moves Toward REAL ID Act Compliance

Juneau – Tonight, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 74 to give the Alaska Department of Administration authority to adopt regulations to comply with the Federal REAL ID Act. The bill was sponsored by the House Rules committee at the request of Governor Walker, and carried on the House floor by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks).

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Rep. Spohnholz’s April 25th Newsletter: Urgent Action Alert Public- Income Tax and REAL ID

This week there are two important bills up for public. I have shared the details for public testimony on these bill since many of you have expressed interest in them. Click the pic for an up-to-date schedule of opportunity for public testimony. The calendar is often updated, so keep checking to stay up to the minute on any changes.

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