Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Public Hearing Announcement – HB247 in House Resources

Today, starting at 1pm and continuing at 6pm, the House Resources committee will be taking public comment on Governor Walker’s Oil and Gas Tax Credit legislation (you can read about some key features of the bill here). This will be an opportunity to let the committee, and the legislature as a whole, know how you feel about the tax credit system. If you are unable to call in to comment today I will include a link for providing written comment. There will also be more public comment periods in the future as the bill moves through the process.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Opportunity for Public Testimony, Community Resources for those in Crisis

My colleagues in the Senate Finance Committee will hear public testimony from across the state this week. You can testify in person at your local Legislative Information Office (LIO). If you live off the road system or there isn’t an LIO in your community, you can send written testimony to Senate.Finance.Committee@akleg.gov or call (907) 465-3753 for assistance.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: District 17 Survey Response & Constituent Meeting

We are now over halfway through the 90-day session and our focus is still on the budget. In House Resources we are still delving into HB247, the Governor’s oil & gas tax credit bill. We have been hearing from representatives of the industry about what they dislike about the bill and why they are so adamantly opposed. The committee will be taking up amendments soon and there are a few that I will be offering.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Reminder: This Saturday, Let’s Talk, We’ll Listen Over Really Good Pizza

Last week we sent you an invitation from Senator Ellis and myself to our annual constituent pizza talk. We get to give you an update on the legislative session and more importantly, we get to listen to your thoughts.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Constituent Survey Results and Medicaid Lawsuit Update

Thank you to everyone who completed our constituent survey! Your feedback is very helpful as we work through the state’s budget challenges. There are still several opportunities to share your perspective at hearings on the budget and the Governor’s revenue bills. I will keep you notified as more opportunities become available. Currently, no public testimony has been scheduled for

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Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: Opportunity to Testify on the state budget in the House Finance Committee!

If you are in Anchorage you can testify to the House Finance Committee on the state budget tomorrow 1:00-4:30pm. Yesterday the committee heard from Juneau residents, and they are working their way around the state. Tomorrow is Anchorage’s turn.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Testify on the Budget Tomorrow!

I was disappointed that on Wednesday, my colleagues, with the exception of Rep. Andy Josephson, on the University budget subcommittee voted for devastating cuts to the University of Alaska budget. These cuts could cost hundreds of jobs and have a drastic effect on our economy. I supported an amendment from my colleague Rep. Josephson to bring funding back to the governor’s requested level and I introduced amendments to restore funding for research, the Museum of the North, and the University Fire Department. Unfortunately Rep. Josephson and I were outvoted on all these amendments. I also spoke about how in tough economic times, it’s especially important to make sure we are supporting our University.

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