Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Now is the Time.

Tonight, you may listen to Mayor Sullivan’s meeting with Anchorage legislators about public employee retirement programs.

Tomorrow is your chance to testify on the operating budget about important issues like education funding, where the legislature has recently made detrimental cuts to pre-kindergarten education.

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NEWS: Lengthening the School Year So Our Kids Can Compete

Raising Expectations for Alaska Schools and Alaska Students

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation (HB155) to improve student success by lengthening the minimum school term from 180 days to 190 days, giving students more time to learn.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Community Participation

What a Turnout!

To all who were at the Anchorage Caucus on Saturday morning, thank you! Along with the other Anchorage legislators in attendance, I heard from 130 local Anchorage citizens. You were out in force on topics such as increasing school funding, capital projects requests, the local labor dispute, and school vouchers. I believe that whatever your issue, state or municipal, it is my duty as your elected official to listen to you and act on your behalf. It was inspiring to hear from so many local residents.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Bringing Home Our Resources

Getting more oil in the pipeline is a priority for me…but making sure the benefits of our oil wealth reach you is of equal priority. This means ensuring that money from oil taxes makes it back to our local communities.

Companies Produce, We’ll Reduce-
Naturally, Alaska’s future depends on getting more oil in the pipeline. This week the House and Senate Democrats delivered an alternative (HB 111) to the Governor’s Oil Tax Bill (HB 72). Unlike the Governor’s bill, the Democratic alternative aims to: (1) encourage oil production in new fields, (2) help get new oil out of existing fields, and (3) advance non-tax ways to encourage more oil production.

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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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