Rep. Fansler’s Newsletter: March Madness

Rep. Zach Fansler

While basketball March Madness goes on around the state (and Nation!) the legislature is also in the midst of our own “march madness” working on the budget, advancing legislation, and holding mid-session constituent meetings. Last week the State House considered amendments on the House floor five days in a row with over 32 hours of floor debate.

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Rep. Fansler’s Newsletter: The Halfway Mark

Rep. Zach Fansler

The Legislature is a slightly over halfway through our first regular 90-day session and our work carries on. The House Finance committee is considering hundreds of amendments to the operating budget this week and several other bills are queued up for consideration of an income tax, changes to oil tax credits, and permanent fund restructuring. Our Alaskan House Majority Caucus continues to promote a comprehensive approach to solving our fiscal crisis to achieve a balanced and fair budget for all Alaskans.

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Rep. Fansler’s Newsletter: February Wrap-Up

Rep. Zach Fansler

February is nearly over and the State House has closed out our finance subcommittees that were tasked with taking an in-depth look at every state program. The finance subcommittee process is new this year to help the legislature work through the operating budget in a more thorough and timely manner. Next the finance committee will consider the operating budget (HB 57) with the subcommittee recommendations before it goes to the house floor and then on to the State Senate.

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Rep. Fansler’s Newsletter: Weigh in on budget details!

Rep. Zach Fansler

The Legislature has been working hard through the new subcommittee process to conduct a more in-depth review of the Governor’s proposed budget and review all agency projects. Those subcommittees are closing out this week which means that several are holding public testimony sessions. Please check out the list of finance subcommittee public testimony opportunities below and call in through your Legislative Information Office (LIO) if you have recommendations on any of the considered amendments. Your voice is critical to this process.

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