Category - Rep. Scott Kawasaki

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Equinox Update and Local Election Information

Now one month into the school year, we are heading into sub-12-hour days. And you know what that means: Equinox Marathon, road construction winding down, hunting season, end of the summer tour season and Suicide Prevention month. But here’s a quick update on education vetoes, local election information, and what’s going on in the weeks ahead in Fairbanks.

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Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Flawed Oil and Gas Bill, What’s Ahead for the PFD?

On Monday, the Conference Committee on HB 247, the Oil & Gas Tax Credit Reform bill, was advanced and passed by both the House and the Senate. As introduced by the Governor, the bill was originally an aggressive reform to scale back costly subsidies by $500 million. The bill was dramatically changed through the Republican-controlled committee process to strip away nearly all savings and continue the unsustainable oil industry subsidies.

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Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: 120 Day Session Adjourns, Oil and Gas Update

The 29th Alaska State Legislature adjourned Wednesday night with many of the state’s most pressing issues still unresolved. Despite coming close to agreement on the state operating budget, the one thing the Legislature is constitutionally required to pass, the Legislature is still deadlocked on oil tax subsidies and education funding. In fact, the Republican-led Senate Majority gaveled out before the House could vote on an agreement to extend the session just before midnight. While it’s clear we are much closer to reaching an agreement, we still have miles to go.

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“The House Majority supports this education based income tax as one part of the solution to grow a stable economy.”

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