Upcoming Events on Clean Air and Ballot Prop 1

As your Representative, I believe public input is vital to the legislative process. My goal to hear your questions and concerns is why I hosted four Picnics in the Park across Fairbanks this summer. Here are two more upcoming opportunities to lend your ideas and opinions so that our State and local governments can better serve you.

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NEWS: Successful Tax Credit Program Extended to Support Education in Alaska

Anchorage – Legislation to extend a successful tax credit program was signed into law today during a ceremony on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. House Bill 233, sponsored by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), passed the Alaska Legislature earlier this year with near unanimous support. The bill extends the Alaska Education Tax Credit Program through 2024 and adjusts the rate at which the credits are earned.

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Fairbanks Back-to-School Tips & Resources!

Now that the Tanana Valley State Fair has ended, it is time to go back to school! Make sure to check out the many back-to-school events the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) has to offer. Here are school supply lists and bus routes to make sure your kiddos have everything they need before the first day of school on Thursday, August 16. Click here for this year’s academic calendar.

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Alaska Lawmakers Oppose Any Federal Policy Separating Children from Parents at the Southern Border

Anchorage – Today, 21 members of the Alaska State Legislature sent a letter to President Donald Trump thanking him for responding to the wishes of the American people by pledging to end the practice of separating children from families that illegally cross the southern border of the United States. The President has confirmed that he will use his executive order authority to stop the practice, which his administration implemented earlier this year. The lead author of the letter is long-time State Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) who notes that the policy was an inappropriate and ineffective use of government resources and taxpayer dollars.

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Fort Knox Mine Expansion Will Boost Fairbanks Economy

Anchorage – Alaska State Representatives Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) have released the following statements in response to Tuesday’s announcement that the developer of the Fort Knox gold mine near Fairbanks will proceed with a mine expansion onto adjacent land owned by the State of Alaska. The Kinross Gold Corporation reports that the proposed expansion will produce 1.5 gold equivalent ounces and extend the life of the Fort Knox Mine to 2030.

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