NEWS: New Report: 2014 Education Law, 2015 Budget Proposals Lag Education Far behind Inflation Cost Increases

Juneau – A new legislative research report requested by Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) shows that public education funding will fall behind inflation next school year, under either the GOP’s three year plan passed last year, or the Governor’s proposed revisions. A number of school districts will likely cut teachers and other educational staff under both proposals. These cuts come on top of the loss of over 600 staff in Alaska’s largest school districts in fiscal years 2011-2014.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Legislative Report: Thank you, VA meeting, Policy Fellows

Thank you. Another election season is behind us and I want to say thank you for your support and patience. I also must say thank you to a large swath of Alaska that no longer will be part of my district in this upcoming legislative session. For the first time in my 12 years of service, my area will be completely within the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

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