Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Meeting Fairbanks Families; HB110 Public Testimony;

I will host my second and final constituent meeting this Saturday, March 26th. This will be the final time we will be able to meet until the end of session to have a dialogue on Alaska’s future. There is a lot going on down here in Juneau and you can provide valuable input that I can take back to the Capital. The operating budget has moved to the Senate Finance Committee where they are hearing public testimony.

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Energy Council; Early Education Pre-K Program;

I returned Sunday night from my trip to the Energy Council. The four days spent in Washington were filled with non-stop meetings and seminars throughout the day. I travelled with three fellow House Democrats and a dozen House Republicans for meetings about Alaska. Meetings included visiting our Congressional Delegation and members of the Senate Energy Committee, the EPA and the Department of Interior.

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Budget Alert, More Questions than Answers, Defending Pre-K, Advice Time for the Budget

The House Resources Committee passed Governor Parnell’s bill to give away around $2 billion of Alaska’s oil wealth each year back to big oil. I was disappointed by the Committee’s action to move the bill despite many unanswered questions. We have not heard any real evidence; the only thing the committee has heard was “anecdotal evidence”, “industry input” and “personal opinions” from administration.

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