Rep. Kawasaki’s October 18th Newsletter: Public Safety & 4th Special Session

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Earlier this month, as Chair of the Departments of Public Safety and Corrections budgets for the House Finance Committee, I held hearings to provide the public and legislators the opportunity to learn more about the impact of budget cuts since 2014 on law enforcement and incarceration. My colleague Rep. Jason Grennalso held hearings on the Public Defenders Agency in the Dept of Administration and the Dept of Law for state prosecutors. You can find all presentation materials online here.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s July 18th Newsletter: Oil Taxes, Capital Budget and Great Fairbanks Events

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Late last Saturday night, the House and Senate formed a compromise on HB 111 to eliminate cash credits to oil companies. The House passed the bill by a vote of 33-6 and Senate passed it 18-0. After weeks of negotiating, the bill is estimated to save the state about $200 million per year by ending the cash subsidies retroactively to July 1, 2017 over 10 years. With some limitations, companies can instead claim tax deductions when they start producing oil.

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