Rep. Josephson’s E-Blast, Early June Edition

Immediately following adjournment, I had the honor of joining prominent business leaders in our state and Governor Walker on his trade mission to China. While I appreciated the opportunity to participate in efforts to cultivate a positive trade relationship with China, network with leaders in Alaskan business, and work towards a more diverse, vibrant economy, it is great to be home.

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Rep. Josephson’s E-Blast, Early June Edition

Immediately following adjournment, I had the honor of joining prominent business leaders in our state and Governor Walker on his trade mission to China. While I appreciated the opportunity to participate in efforts to cultivate a positive trade relationship with China, network with leaders in Alaskan business, and work towards a more diverse, vibrant economy, it is great to be home.

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Josephson E-Blast, May 4th Edition

While remaining deeply engaged in the big, lynchpin issues that the legislature must settle before adjourning, in recent weeks I’ve also managed to advance measures that I’ve been championing. Those include:

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Josephson E-blast Early May Edition

The House and Senate, via HB 287, appropriated $1.32 billion for K-12 next school year, the same amount as this year. This allows school districts to budget and avoid most teacher layoffs, but flat-funding education means cutting education. Inflation has eroded $90 million in education funding since 2014, resulting in 500+ fewer teachers and support staff, increased class sizes, and reduced programming. In its version of the bill, the Senate added $1.32 billion for the school year that begins September 2019, plus $30 million in one-time grants to school districts, if the House passes the Permanent Fund Draw,

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Josephson E-blast–April Edition

Today, the House achieved a milestone for Workers’ Compensation in Alaska – my bill, HB 38, passed the House. Dubbed the Abigail Caudle bill, House Bill 38, passed along caucus lines, despite the fact that the minority supported the larger pieces of the bill. Nevertheless, I am incredibly excited to see this legislation move to the Senate.

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