Rep. Guttenberg’s February 28th Newsletter

Yesterday, House Finance finished going through its initial rewrite of the budget and today we adopted that as a committee substitute. The committee substitute includes a restoration of $19 million to the University of Alaska and an amendment reducing the draw from the earnings reserve of the Alaska Permanent Fund from 5.25% to 4.75%. We also changed the….

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House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of 26 planning areas across the country).

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Don’t Let Political Dysfunction Threaten our Children’s Education

Rep. David Guttenberg

By Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) On February 7th the Alaska House of Representatives passed a historic piece of legislation to protect Alaska’s public education system from the seemingly endless political dysfunction that has plagued the Alaska Legislature. House Bill 287 would fund K-12 education early in the session with just over a billion dollars from …

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