Rep Guttenberg Legislation & Senate Budget Newsletter

I am glad the Senate chose to support the University but I am disappointed in their cuts to public safety and Medicaid. These cuts directly harm Alaskans. Rising crime rates will be difficult to address without the necessary resources. The $70.45 million is equal to a 48% cut to Medicaid services. Thousands of Alaskans are on Medicaid and will experience a decline in their quality of services. Alaskans deserve better than this.

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Don’t believe naysaying on the gas line. Alaskans can get the job done.

Rep. David Guttenberg

Author: Rep. Gary Knopp | Opinion, Rep. David Guttenberg | Opinion The main criticism surrounding the commercialization of the North Slope gas reserves is that the state would never find investors. Many also believed that if the project was not economical under the private sector, it was not economic at all. Neither belief is true. …

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Budget’s Final Passage

Today, the House passed out a budget that prioritized education, public safety, and included a $1600 PFD. This budget adjusts for inflation and restores critical public services. It includes a $19 million restoration to the University, $942 million to inflation-proof the Permanent Fund…..

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House Urges the Federal Government to Respect Marijuana Legalization in Alaska

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution calling on the federal government to respect states’ rights and the will of the Alaskan people regarding marijuana policy. House Joint Resolution 21, sponsored by Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), also urges the federal government to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a schedule one controlled substance. Other schedule one controlled substances include heroin, LSD, and ecstasy.

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