NEWS: Congratulations to Musher Mitch Seavey on a Record-Breaking Iditarod Victory

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition congratulate Mitch Seavey and his dog team on their record-breaking Iditarod victory today. Seavey arrived in Nome at 3:40 this afternoon with an official time of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds. He shattered the old speed record set last year by his son Dallas Seavey, who is a four time Iditarod champion.

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

Rep. Les Gara

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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NEWS: Alaska’s National Award Recipients Push Major Success Initiative for Neglected and Abused Children

Rep. Les Gara

Juneau – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Amanda Metivier, the co-founder of Alaska’s main foster youth advocacy and peer support non-profit, have a new thing in common besides being former foster youth. As of January, they have now each been recognized with awards for their work advocating for foster youth by Casey Family Programs, the nation’s leading foster youth advocacy foundation.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Share Your Views With Your Anchorage-Area Legislators

Rep. Gara Newsletter

I and other legislators will be in Anchorage Saturday for a public meeting, so we can hear from you and share ideas, on Saturday. The meeting will be held at the Anchorage LIO (1500 W Benson Blvd.) from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This meeting will be “open house” style, meaning that after brief opening remarks, legislators will break out to tables assigned by legislative districts. This format will allow for more one-on-one conversations.

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