Rep. Scott Kawasaki

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Dear Neighbors,

We Need to Hear from You!

The budget will be heard in the Finance meetings all week before it is voted on by the House in the near future. As you may have heard, we have an enormous $3.5 billion deficit due to lower oil production and prices under the “Oil Wealth Giveaway”. Here is a snapshot of some of the budget highlights that we will consider this week.

  • Parents as Teachers, Best Beginnings and Pre-K (Eliminates early education)
  • University of Alaska $23.5-million cut (Could eliminate athletics)
  • K-12 education $12.7-million (will result in over 65 cuts in Fairbanks)
  • Construction Education Academies (eliminated in budget)
  • Youth Courts (eliminated in budget)
  • Public Broadcasting 50 percent reduction (likely KUAC cut)
  • Trooper Search and Rescue (likely eliminated altogether)
  • Medicaid expansion and reforms (eliminated in budget)

We need you to be involved as we continue the discussion on the budget, priorities and our future. The Independent Democratic Caucus fought for some evening and weekend meetings to hear from working people, but there are currently none scheduled.

Budget Hearings this Week: You can testify on the budget on the following days and times, depending on where you live. Testimony is limited to two minutes by the Finance Committee Chairs and will also be accepted by email at lhscfin@akleg.gov.

Tuesday:
1:00-3:30 p.m. - Juneau
3:30-5:30 p.m. - Homer, Kenai, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su and Seward

Wednesday:
1:00-4:00 p.m. - Fairbanks, Barrow, Dillingham
4:00-5:30 p.m. - Bethel, Cordova, Kotzebue, Nome, Valdez and Wrangell

Thursday:
1:00-4:30 p.m. - Anchorage
4:30-6:00 p.m. - Sitka, Petersburg, Delta Junction, Unalaska, Glennallen, Tok

Working Hard for Fairbanks Families,

[SIGNED]

Representative Scott Kawasaki
Alaska State Representative
City of Fairbanks

As your Representative,
I am here to listen and help. Contact me anytime.

Rep.Scott.Kawasaki@akleg.gov
 
www.RepScottKawasaki.com
 
IN JUNEAU:
Phone: (907) 465-3466
FAX: (907) 465-2937
State Capitol Building
Juneau, AK 99801

IN FAIRBANKS:
Phone: (907) 456-7423
1292 Sadler Way
(AlaskaUSA Credit Building)
Fairbanks, AK 99701
 
Toll Free: (866) 465-3466

Voice your opinions!
Here are some ways to let your voice be heard regarding issues important to you.

Write a Letter to the Editor - submit up to a 350 word letter to the Fairbanks News Miner via their website:
http://newsminer.com

Contact the Governor
Governor Walker's Fairbanks office may be reached at 451-2920, or e-mail him. You can also visit the state website at alaska.gov

Contact your
Congressional Delegation

Senator Dan Sullivan
Fairbanks Office:
101 12th Avenue, # 328
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-0261 or Email

Congressman Don Young
100 Cushman St., #307
Key Bank Building
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
(907) 456-0210 or Email

Senator Lisa Murkowski
Fairbanks Office:
101 12th Avenue, # 329
Fairbanks, AK 99701
907-456-0233 or Email