Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Today: Public Testimony for PFD Bill

Today in the House Finance Committee, there will be public testimony for the PFD bill, SB 128. You can go to the Anchorage Legislative Information Office building located at 716 W. 4th Avenue, or call in at 844-586-9085, before 4:30 if you want to testify. Please limit your testimony to 2 minutes. You can also view the Finance Committee meeting, and listen in on Gavel to Gavel.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Public Testimony TONIGHT SB 128: AK Permanent Fund Protection Act

The House Finance Committee will hear public testimony today on Senate Bill 128, the Alaska Permanent Fund Protection Act, at 5:00 PM. This bill would make major changes to the Permanent Fund, including limiting your PFD checks to $1000 for the next two years.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Testify on the Permanent Fund Bill Tomorrow

I wanted to let you know about an opportunity coming up tomorrow to testify on SB 128​, the Permanent Fund bill, before the House Finance Committee. Here are the details:

When: Tuesday, June 14, 5-7 PM

Where: Fairbanks Legislative Information Office, 1292 Sadler Way (3rd floor) or call 1-844-586-9085

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OPINION: Stop Wasteful Spending During a Fiscal Crisis

As the newest member of Alaska’s Legislature, there have been a lot of things that have surprised me about our political process. One of the biggest surprises has been the disconnect between our fiscal situation and some of our spending decisions. This was made crystal clear for me on March 10, 2016, which was my first day in the legislature, when we voted on the proposed budget. 

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Upcoming Constituent Meeting

Last evening the Second Session of the 29thAlaska Legislature came to a close without any significant action to address the ongoing fiscal crisis. The Legislature failed to pass the FY 2017 Operating Budget, putting thousands of state workers at risk of being laid off.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Community Meeting TONIGHT

Today, Tuesday May 17, 2016, the Goldstream Valley Watershed Project will host a community meeting at the Ken Kunkel Community Center. I’m working in Juneau for the extended session, but my staff will be there to listen to your concerns.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Public Testimony Tomorrow: Oil Company Subsidy

Tomorrow the House Rules Committee, which normally does not hold hearings, is holding public and oil industry testimony on a new version of the Governor’s bill to reduce oil & gas company “tax credit” subsidies. The Governor’s original bill included a modest tax increase to generate needed revenue in his bill, and much of that has been eliminated in the Rules Committee version of the bill.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Town Hall Meeting Tonight, Public Testimony Tomorrow!

Last week, after dozens of hearings, the House passed SB 91, a bill relating to criminal justice reform. I support this legislation and believe that SB 91 is smart on crime because it reduces recidivism, yet maintains that offenders are accountable for their actions.

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