NEWS: Flaws in Alaska’s Oil Tax Regime are Bigger Than Paying Cash for Tax Credits

Rep. Andy Josephson

Juneau – Earlier today, the leadership of the Alaska Senate Majority reversed course and called for action during the Second Special Session on legislation to fix Alaska’s flawed system of subsidizing the oil and gas industry on the North Slope through overly-generous tax credits. The Alaska House Majority Coalition welcomes a renewed focus on this important issue.

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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. Josephson’s June 10th Newsletter

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

On Monday, June 5, Gov. Walker pitched a plan to bridge the House-Senate gap on special session bills. The House and Alaskans would do most of the compromising, while the Senate would mostly get their way.

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