Help for Small Businesses Passes the Alaska House

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to improve a program intended to help in the startup and expansion of small and micro businesses in Alaska. The Alaska Microloan Program was created to help small businesses get access to needed capital. House Bill 304 was put forward by Alaska Governor Bill Walker and carried on the House floor today by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel), who issued the following statement.

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House District 38: Your E-News Update, February 24, 2018

It’s day 40 of the regular legislative session and as the nation is reeling from the most recent school shooting in Parkland Florida, this week we are also remembering the victims and survivors of the school shooting at Bethel Regional High School 21 years ago Monday, February 19th. Many people are discussing solutions because we can all agree that our students should never have to experience another tragedy like this again. Several legislators….

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House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of 26 planning areas across the country).

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House District 38, Your E-News Updates from the Legislative Session February 16th, 2018: House Finance Subcommittees are Wrapping Up!

At day 32 of the legislative session, we are over halfway through the short month of February and the House Finance subcommittees are closing out with amendments to be considered on the House floor. We have updates below on some of the details that are relevant to our region as well as a link to the Governor’s proposed budget that the legislature is considering.

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