Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Weekly Update

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter, and keeping up with what is happening in your state legislature. Every day so much happens that affects all of us; from oil-tax legislation and the budget, to protecting our wild fisheries for future generations. These last few weeks, I’ve been working hard to make sure that Alaskans’ rights and resources are protected!

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NEWS: Legislation Advances from the House Resources Committee to Protect Wolves Adjacent to the Denali National Park

Rep. Andy Josephson

Juneau – Earlier today, legislation to protect the ability of visitors to the Denali National Park to see wolves in the wild was advanced out of the House Resources Committee. House Bill 105, sponsored by Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), seeks to create an area along the eastern border of the Denali National Park that is closed to the hunting and trapping of wolves.

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NEWS: Congratulations to Musher Mitch Seavey on a Record-Breaking Iditarod Victory

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition congratulate Mitch Seavey and his dog team on their record-breaking Iditarod victory today. Seavey arrived in Nome at 3:40 this afternoon with an official time of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds. He shattered the old speed record set last year by his son Dallas Seavey, who is a four time Iditarod champion.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes Survivors’ Benefits Bill

Rep. Andy Josephson

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 23, sponsored by Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), to extend medical benefits for families of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. HB 23 would create a special fund under the direction of the Alaska Department of Public Safety to extend health insurance at the same level they were receiving when the peace officer or firefighter was killed.

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NEWS: Legislation Filed to Respond to Climate Change in Alaska

Rep. Andy Josephson

Juneau – The Co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), have filed legislation to respond to climate change in Alaska. House Bill 173 would create a new commission made up of elected city and borough officials from across Alaska and several state department commissioners. A primary duty of the Climate Change Response Commission would be to assist rural communities and non-government organizations to secure funding to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. The Commission would also be tasked with seeking out grants and other forms of financing.

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NEWS: North Slope Oil Discovery Shows Need for Oil Tax Credit Reform

Rep. Andy Josephson

Juneau – Today, oil companies Repsol and Armstrong Oil and Gas announced a significant onshore oil discovery on the North Slope of Alaska. The Horseshoe prospect is part of the Nanushuk play in the Pikka Unit. The leases for the prospect are held by Armstrong Oil and Gas, which has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an environmental review of its development plans for the Nanushuk play.

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