NEWS: House Moves to Prevent Government Shutdown with Passage of Combined Operating and Capital Budgets

Juneau – Tonight, to avoid a government shutdown at the beginning of the month, the Alaska House of Representatives passed a combined Capital and Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The House budgets reverse the Senate’s $69 million cut to K-12 education and most of the cut to the University of Alaska. Additionally, the Capital Budget restored the full amount of expected Permanent Fund Dividends, which will be paid in the fall to eligible Alaskans.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s June 13th Newsletter: Special Session Update

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

It is the 27th day of the Special Session focused on our fiscal issues. I know many of you are frustrated to see a legislative gridlock in Juneau. I too am frustrated, but we are at a critical point in Alaskan history and it is important that we get this right. I am sure I sound like a broken record.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s May 30th Newsletter: What does a comprehensive, stable fiscal plan look like to you?

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

I would like to know what you think a comprehensive, stable fiscal plan looks like. The Senate Republican Majority’s current fiscal plan consists of budget cuts, spending limits, reduced PFD, and using our savings to fill the remaining deficit. In January, they attempted to garner support for their fiscal plan by surveying Alaskans’ views on k12 funding, broad-based taxes, and adjusting oil company tax credits.

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