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Rep. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s Newsletter: Public Testimony Operating Budget Alert

Greetings! I wanted to send out a reminder for public testimony on the Operating Budget which starts Thursday 1-3:30pm for District 31 (overflow is on Saturday 3-5p or email anytime to HouseFinance@akleg.gov ). The subcommittees’ proposed amendments have all been voted on in House Finance and today they will be incorporated into a new Committee Substitute for HB 57 Operating Budget. A full list of public testimony times and instructions is below.

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Rep. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s Feb. 27th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 42nd day of session. It is going to be a busy week in House Finance. We started hearing subcommittee reports and amendments last week and will continue today and tomorrow. After all the amendments are voted on, a new draft of the bill will be created and the week will close out with three full days of public testimony. District 31 public testimony is on March 2.

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Rep. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s Feb. 20th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 35th day of session. Last week we held several hearings on the State Revenue Restructuring Act, HB 115. The state’s need for diversified revenue came up repeatedly during questions and modeling of the bill. For the past 30 years, we have relied on a volatile source of revenue, which was oil. Having too heavy a reliance on volatile revenue sources creates uncertainty in budgeting, and that includes relying too heavily on the permanent fund earnings as our only other revenue source.

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Rep. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s Feb. 13th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 28th day of session. On Friday the House Finance committee introduced HB 115 State Revenue Restructuring Act, which aims to fill the deficit in a way that is fair and balanced to Alaskans. This bill addresses three of the four pillars of the House Majority Coalition Plan to build a sustainable future for our state; a structured draw from the permanent fund earnings reserve, new revenue from a broad-based tax, and a sustainable dividend amount. The fourth pillar constrains state spending by making smart budget cuts and reducing the state’s oil and gas tax credit subsidies.

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Rep. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s February 6th Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 21st day of session. This week I took part in two panels focused on Alaska’s fiscal situation. The first, held by Alaska Common Ground, was nearly three hours long and included members of the House, the Senate, and the executive branch. All the panelists seemed to agree that we should act this year, but what that action would look like and how much of the fiscal problem it should address was not so unanimous.

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Rep. PAUL SEATON

District: 31
Rep.Paul.Seaton@akleg.gov
Party: Republican

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