Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: State of the State & Important Legislation

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

We are now three weeks into the second session of the 29th Legislature and things are really starting to pick up. Committees are meeting regularly and they are beginning to dig into the Governor’s fiscal plans. The budget is the dominating issue this session and everything that we do will be looked at through that lens. Governor Walker’s plan has much to recommend —it is a good first effort. However, there is much in it that gives me pause. But, it is ultimately just an outline that is likely to change as it makes its way through the legislative process. I would encourage everyone to stay involved and to let your voices be heard!

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NEWS: Democrats File Compromise Legislation to Expand Medicaid

Provides affordable care for Alaskans in need and fiscal protections for Alaska For Immediate Release: January 30th, 2014           JUNEAU – Democratic legislators, led by Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), filed legislation today to protect the more than 40,000 Alaskans left without comprehensive and affordable medical coverage from the Governor’s recent decision …

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NEWS: Democrats Introduce Oil Tax Alternative

Reduction for Production: Bill Targets New Oil in the Pipe and Protects Alaska

JUNEAU – House and Senate Democratic legislators introduced legislation today to grant tax concessions to oil producers who put new oil into the pipeline. The bill (SB50, HB 111) targets tax incentives to new fields and to new development in existing fields, and it offers other incentives outside the tax code to spark new development.

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