NEWS: Alaska House Passes Major Piece of a Comprehensive Fiscal Plan

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed a major component of the plan put forward by the members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition to fully address Alaska’s $2.7 billion funding gap. Senate Bill 26 creates a sustainable draw from the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund, while still paying out dividends and protecting the principle of the fund.

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NEWS: Rep. Josephson Applauds Increased Oversight of the Proposed Pebble Mine

Rep. Andy Josephson

Juneau – Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) released the following statement upon learning that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is placing new requirements on the Pebble Limited Partnership’s land-use permit for its mining claims in the Bristol Bay region. DNR is requiring some of the boreholes drilled during exploration activities be inspected, reclaimed, and closed during the upcoming 2017 field season.

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NEWS: Alaska House Moves to Fix Alaska’s Flawed Oil Tax Credit System

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed legislation to reform Alaska’s flawed and unsustainable system of oil and gas subsidies. Without changes, the State of Alaska is projected to pay out more in oil tax credits in Fiscal Year 2018 than the state will take in from production taxes. Production tax revenue used to be Alaska’s leading source of revenue.

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Rep. Josephson’s April 6th Newsletter: Weekly Update

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

It is an honor to be your voice in Juneau. I have many priorities, but keeping a dialogue open with my constituents is my top priority. Thank you everyone for subscribing to this newsletter, and thank you for your insightful calls and emails! Here is an update on what’s been happening in my office and in the legislature.

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NEWS: Legislation Advances to Change Board of Game Membership

Rep. Andy Josephson

Juneau – On Friday, legislation to change the makeup of the Alaska Board of Game was advanced out of the House Resources Committee. House Bill 134, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), amends the composition of the Board of Game to include one member whose main use of game resources is non-consumptive and who is actively engaged in wildlife conservation.

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