Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: PUBLIC TESTIMONY TODAY

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

I apologize for the short notice. There were issues with the mailing server that have now been resolved. This week the House Finance Committee will be hearing public testimony on: HB 115: Income Tax, Permanent Fund Dividend Credit, Permanent Fund Income

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NEWS: Responsible Budget Passes the Alaska House of Representatives

JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives today formally passed a fully funded operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that ensures the delivery of essential services and protects the Alaska economy. The $5.1 billion General Fund operating budget reduces spending on agency and statewide operations by a net of $82.5 million compared to the 2017 budget, even after Governor Bill Walker’s vetoes.

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NEWS: Legislators Create Alaska Innovation Caucus

JUNEAU – Recognizing the importance of ingenuity and creativity in building a strong economy, members of the Alaska State Legislature have formed a caucus centered on moving Alaska’s economy forward through innovation. The Alaska Innovation Caucus (AKIC) will foster a culture of entrepreneurship and support small business development across our state.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: The House Passes the Operating Budget

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Monday the House passed its version of the 2018 operating budget and it now goes to the Senate. The budget process this year was open and transparent. I chaired three finance subcommittees this session: Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development; Department of Natural Resources; and the University. For the first time the meetings were broadcast on 360north.org and were archived for the public to gain better access to the process.

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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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