Category - Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: House Finance Committee to Review the Alaska Economy and Fiscal Policy

Juneau – The members of the Finance Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives will spend all week examining Alaska’s fiscal policy and how policy changes will impact the Alaska economy. The committee will hear from business, municipal, labor, and tribal representatives in addition to presentations from the Alaska Department of Revenue and the non-partisan Legislative Finance Division.

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House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Seaton, Foster, Gara, and Guttenberg

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include House Finance Committee Co-chairs Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) and Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), and Finance Committee members Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) and Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage).

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: Flawed Oil Tax System Shortchanges Alaska in Favor of Giveaways to Big Oil

JUNEAU – This week, economists with the Alaska Department of Revenue produced a report analyzing how much Alaska generates in oil production taxes after the state pays out subsidies in the form of oil tax credits. The report shows that in the next fiscal year, FY 2018, the state of Alaska is slated to pay out roughly $20 million more in tax credits than it is estimated to receive in production tax payments.

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House Majority Coalition

EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Tuck, Gara, Wool, and Ortiz

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage), Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan), and Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks).

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House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Rep. NEAL FOSTER
Finance Cmte Co-Chair

Toll-Free +1 (800) 478-3789
Capitol Bldg Room 410
STAFF:
Paul Labolle
Chief of Staff
+1 (907) 465-3789
Paul.Labolle@akleg.gov
Graham Judson
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 465-3789
Graham.Judson@akleg.gov
Brodie Anderson
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 465-3789
Brodie.Anderson@akleg.gov
Jane Pierson
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 465-6841
Jane.Pierson@akleg.gov

Rep. PAUL SEATON
Finance Cmte Co-Chair

Toll-Free +1 (800) 665-2689
Capitol Bldg Room 505
STAFF:
Taneeka Hansen
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 465-2689
Taneeka.Hansen@akleg.gov
Jenny Martin
Legislative Aide
+1 (907) 465-2689
Jenny.Martin@akleg.gov
Joan Brown
Finance Committee Aide
+1 (907) 465-6587
Joan.Brown@akleg.gov
Arnold Liebelt
Finance Committee Aide
+1 (907) 465-6256
Arnold.Liebelt@akleg.gov