NEWS: Resources Committee Co-chairs will Lead Effort to Reform Unsustainable Oil Industry Subsidies

Juneau – On Monday, Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) appointed House members to negotiate a compromise on legislation to reform Alaska’s unsustainable oil tax credit system that passed both the House and Senate. House Resources Committee Co-chairs Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) will represent the House Majority on the conference committee. The House Minority will be represented by Rep. Dave Talerico (R-Healy). The State Senate is expected to appoint their members to the conference committee on Wednesday.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Passes Update to Criminal Justice Reform

Rep. Matt Claman

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Legislature continued ongoing criminal justice reform efforts by passing a bill containing vital improvements and clarifications to recent statutes. Senate Bill 55, carried in the House by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), is the next step in a process that began four years ago during the Parnell administration when Alaska began actively reevaluating the way we handle crime.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Legislation to Support Alaska Manicurists

Rep. Matt Claman

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to repeal harmful statutes which disadvantage small Alaska businesses. House Bill 222 removes unreasonable and unnecessary manicurist licensing requirements; allowing experienced manicurists to continue to practice without re-taking a training course as part of their license renewal.

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Rep. Claman’s April 19th Newsletter: Funding Education

Claman's Alaska Matters

Easter Sunday was the 90th day of Legislative Session. And on Saturday, the House passed the fourth and final piece of a responsible action plan for Alaska. As the Senate considers the legislation, the budget will remain our top priority and we’re committed to working together.

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Rep. Claman’s April 15th Newsletter: Four Pillars of a Fiscal Plan

Claman's Alaska Matters

We’re in the last days of the 90-day legislative session and the House and Senate are picking up the pace as the deadline approaches. The legislature will likely go past the 90-day deadline as we work to finish as soon as possible. The budget remains our top priority and we’re committed to working together to create a responsible action plan for Alaska.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Major Piece of a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a major component of the plan put forward by the members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition to fully address Alaska’s $2.7 billion funding gap. Senate Bill 26 creates a sustainable draw from the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund, while still paying out dividends and protecting the principle of the fund.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Votes to Improve Access to Digital Assets

Rep. Matt Claman

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation which updates Alaska’s probate laws to improve fiduciary access to digital assets. HB 108, sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage), allows Alaskans to plan ahead for the posthumous management of their digital assets in the same way they can make plans for more tangible personal property.

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