NEWS: Rep. David Guttenberg to be sworn in at later date

JUNEAU – Representative David Guttenberg (D- District 38) will be excused from the 28th Alaska State Legislature’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, January 15th. He will remain in Fairbanks to continue to help with his wife Marilyn’s medical care and will be sworn in at the earliest opportunity by Speaker Mike Chenault.

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NEWS: Democrats Question New Revenue Projections

Enormous implications mean new assumptions need more scrutiny

JUNEAU – Today, House Democrats raised concerns about the methodology and timing of the Parnell Administration’s new revenue projection model and asked Department of Revenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher to release to the public more details about its latest income projections. House Democratic Leader Beth Kerttula (D-Juneau) met with Commissioner Butcher and his staff this week to discuss the new report, but she was not satisfied with the explanations she received.

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NEWS: House Democrats Announce Leadership for 28th Alaska Legislature

Leadership team brings experience, new energy

ANCHORAGE – Today, Alaska’s House Democratic Caucus announced its leadership for the 28th Alaska Legislature and its commitment to continue to work toward oil taxes that earn a fair return for Alaskans, lowering energy costs across the state, and ensuring Alaskans have access to top-quality education.

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NEWS: Guttenberg Endorses Coastal Initiative

Program Gives Local Citizens Voices in Development Decisions

Alaska Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) today endorsed Ballot Measure No. 2, which would re-establish Alaska’s coastal management program. Guttenberg emphasized his support of coastal management in a letter to constituents. He urged Alaskans to join him in voting for Ballot Measure No. 2 in the August 28, 2012 Primary Election.

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NEWS: House Democrats Mourn the Loss of Senator Al Adams

Today, House Democratic Leader Beth Kerttula (D-Juneau) released the following statement after learning of the passing of longtime Alaska statesman, Al Adams:

“Today, along with all of Alaska, the House Democratic Caucus mourns the passing of Senator Al Adams. There will never be another Al Adams. His legendary public service, his inimitable sense of humor, and his great compassion will live long in our hearts. A great man, he never lost his sense of humanity. Senator Adams was a true leader, he inspired us, as John Quincy Adams said,

‘to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.’ It is a sad day for Alaska. Our sympathy goes out to his family and to all he touched.”

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Legislative Report

We are getting close to the 30-day “blackout” period, as suggested by our ethics committee. This means that you will not receive this e-news or legislative mail from me until after the primary race. However, my office is still here to handle any of your concerns. Please call 456-8172, e-mail or stop by my office.

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