Rep. Guttenberg’s Legislative Report: Public Testimony, Operating Budget

We are half way through the 2012 Legislative Session. What happens in the next 45 days is crucial to many Alaskans. In the Interior, we need energy relief, jobs and education funding. I will continue to work on issues important to the Interior.

Public Testimony: Operating Budget

The House Finance Committee will take public testimony this week on the FY13 Operating Budget. The operating budget contains funds for the cost of state government, the University, and programs across Alaska.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Special Call to Action

Democracy works when people claim it as their own.
~BILL MOYERS, The Nation, Jan. 22, 2007

Public testimony is an extremely important part of the democratic process. I often hear about the lack of interest in the political system today. I still find that hard to believe. Today, there are several opportunities to become engaged in an issue that is important to you. I’ve sponsored two bills that are scheduled to be heard in House committees that directly focus on SAFETY and FISH.

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Rep. Kerttula’s Juneau News: Public Testimony on the Capital Budget

Earlier today, the Senate Finance Committee passed out their version of the capital budget (SB 46), which will be on the Senate Floor tonight. The House has also introduced changes to the House version of the capital budget (HB 107). You have the chance to testify on those budgets tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. before the House Finance Committee on the fifth floor of the Capitol Building.

It’s unusual to have two different versions of the capital budget, but the House will probably put a lot of their changes into the Senate version and that will be the one that is ultimately passed. If you’re interested in a particular project, you may want to come and express your support to the committee.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Legislative Report: ** Important Public Testimony Information **

The House Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on the Capital Budget, HB 107 tomorrow Wednesday, May 11th from 9am- noon and 1pm-4pm.

To testify please go to the Fairbanks LIO located at 1292 Sadler Way in the Alaska USA building next to Home Depot.

For more information please contact the LIO at 452-4448.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Public Testimony Opportunities: Oil Tax Proposal; Constituent Meeting

The House Finance Committee will be holding its first public hearings on the Governor’s oil tax bill (HB 110) this Thursday and Friday. This proposed bill would give more than $10 billion over the next 5 years to the oil industry in a bid to get more oil in the pipeline.

I am very supportive of more oil production and more jobs for Alaskans. However, information discovered during review of HB 110 has raised serious questions about the best way to spur more oil production and jobs. Below is a longer discussion of the oil tax issue.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Meeting Fairbanks Families; HB110 Public Testimony;

I will host my second and final constituent meeting this Saturday, March 26th. This will be the final time we will be able to meet until the end of session to have a dialogue on Alaska’s future. There is a lot going on down here in Juneau and you can provide valuable input that I can take back to the Capital. The operating budget has moved to the Senate Finance Committee where they are hearing public testimony.

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Berta’s Briefings from Rep. Gardner: Here’s Your Chance to Weigh-In on the Governor’s Oil Tax Bill, HB110, known by some as “Fixing ACES”, and by others as “Giving $2 Billion per year Back to the Oil Industry”.

The House Finance Committee will be holding its first public hearings on the Governor’s oil tax bill, HB110 this coming Thursday and Friday. You can testify from the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) at 716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 220 at the following times:
Thursday, March 24 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday, March 25 3:00pm – 7:00pm

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