Gara, French Urge Governor to Promote Alaska’s Oil Incentives

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gara, French Urge Governor to Promote Alaska’s Oil Incentives Would-be producers need to know the breaks Alaska already offers for oil development   Today, Senator Hollis French and Representative Les Gara (both D-Anchorage) urged Governor Parnell to promote various tax breaks Alaska already offers in order to draw oil investment to …

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[BILL] HB11: Colonoscopy Coverage for Retirees

  Sponsor Statement HB 11 – Colonoscopy Coverage for Retirees      House Bill 11 fills an important hole in cancer-related insurance coverage that is available to those with private and state insurance, but not to retired public employees.      The legislation would extend coverage for colorectal cancer screening to retirees receiving health benefits …

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[BILL] HB33: Stability and Opportunity for Foster Youth

SPONSOR STATEMENT HB33: Stability and Opportunity for Foster Youth   House Bill 33 aims to make a few modest fixes to the current rules used by the Office of Children's Services (OCS) to provide opportunity for success to our 2,000 foster youth. The Legislature came together to make significant changes in this regard last year. …

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Democrats to introduce bill protecting schools from inflation

  Costs rise. Our children shouldn’t have to make up the difference.   JUNEAU – Today Representative Pete Petersen announced he will introduce legislation to protect Alaska schools from the rising costs of inflation. For the next budget year, Petersen’s proposal would increase the base student allocation $158.00, the exact amount required to offset inflation. …

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Foster Youth Mentorship Program Launching This Week

  Today the state approved a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Covenant House and Facing Foster Care in Alaska to implement a mentorship program to help foster youth build lasting support relationships with adults that will last beyond their time in foster care. The groups will launch the project this week.   Today 40 …

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