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Rep. Dan Ortiz

Resolution Introduced to Help Preserve Alaska’s Vital Native Languages

Juneau – Earlier today, Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) introduced a resolution to help ensure the survival of native languages in Alaska. House Concurrent Resolution 19 urges Alaska Governor Bill Walker to issue an administrative order recognizing that a “linguistic emergency” exists in Alaska. The resolution calls on state agencies, the Alaska State Legislature, Alaska Native organizations, and others to work to strengthen policies to ensure the survival of Alaska Native languages, many of which are on the verge of extinction.

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Rep. Louise Stutes

NEWS: Kodiak Residents Invited to Engage Legislators and Administration Officials at Community Forum

Kodiak – Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) will host fellow members of the Alaska House of Representatives and members of Governor Walker’s administration for a community forum at the Kodiak Convention Center on Thursday, August 24th, from 6-8 PM.

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House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Special Session Compromise; End Cash Credits Now

Anchorage – The Alaska House Majority Coalition has communicated a proposed compromise to the Alaska Senate Majority to address oil tax credit reform, which is the subject of the ongoing Second Special Session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Coalition members support changes to House Bill 111 to end the practice of paying oil companies cash subsidies for certain tax credits. This is expected to save the State of Alaska an estimated $1.5 billion over the next ten years.

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