Representative Lincoln’s Recap- June 13th Edition

After 117 days, the legislative session is over, and there wasn’t a day that I didn’t think of our district and our needs. Thank you for your support this session. Now that I am home, I hope to visit and talk with you to learn more about your desires for state government.

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Coalition Members Reflect on the 30th Alaska Legislature

Juneau – After a flurry of legislative action, the Alaska House of Representatives joined the Alaska Senate in adjourning the Second Session of the 30th Alaska Legislature sine die early Sunday morning. Members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition reflected on the legislative achievements of the session.

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Coalition Members Will Take Questions After Adjourning the Session Sine Die

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability tonight to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. The press availability will be held 15 minutes after the Alaska House of Representatives adjourns the Second Session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature sine die.

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Budget Deal Reached; State Operating Budget Passes the Alaska Legislature

Juneau – A compromise budget agreement between the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate was reached today, resulting in the passage of the fiscal year 2019 operating budget for the State of Alaska. Today’s budget deal prevents any disruption in essential public services as the State of Alaska enters the busy summer tourism and fishing seasons. House Bill 286 features total General Fund spending of $6.27 billion. The budget includes Alaska House Majority Coalition priorities such as $942 million to inflation-proof the value of the $65 billion Alaska Permanent Fund, $1.02 billion to pay for $1,600 Permanent Fund Dividends for each eligible Alaskan, a $10 million investment in the University of Alaska above the Governor’s proposal, and multiple measures to improve public safety and law enforcement in Alaska.

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Representative Lincoln’s Recap April 24th Edition

Springtime greetings from Juneau. I hope I’m able to make it back home before the snow melts. The Alaska Legislature is starting its 15th week in session, and we’re making progress on the budget and legislation important to our district. The House and Senate each passed their version of the state operating budget to fund schools, public safety and other essential services, and talks are underway to resolve the differences between the two versions to reach a compromise that is good for Alaskans.

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Representative Lincoln’s Recap: March 23rd Edition

Hello from Juneau! As many of you know, I was recently appointed by Governor Walker to serve as our State Representative from House District 40. This new role is something I take extremely seriously and I’m so grateful for the support and encouragement I’ve received from all over our home district. We are a people who come together in times of need and crisis, and it’s no different now. Thank you for building me up for this new role.

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