Rep. Kawasaki Juneau Note March 11th: Public Testimony TODAY to Protect PFD

TODAY: Public Testimony to Protect the PFD. Rep. Kawasaki and Rep. Wool at Constituent meeting earlier this month
Tonight, the House Finance Committee will hear public testimony on House Joint Resolution 23, which is a constitutional amendment resolution that would be sent to voters on the November ballot. The resolution would ensure that Permanent Fund Dividends are in fact permanent and protect against the Senate plan to eliminate PFDs. Continued cutting of future PFDs is considered to be the most regressive tax against all Alaskans, no matter disability, age or income

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Rep. Kawasaki Juneau Note February 28th, 2018

The House Finance Committee is continuing laser-focus on the budget in order to adjourn on time. In the days ahead, the budget will be amended in Finance Committee, then go to the House for a vote on the Floor before being referred to the Senate where the process will be repeated. But first and foremost, the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on our budget.

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Rep. Kawasaki Juneau Note February 23rd, 2018

It was great to visit with so many Fairbanks neighbors and friends this week in Juneau as they advocated for their priorities, including early education, local government support, smoke-free workplaces and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Between meetings, I have been working to ensure that we get our goals accomplished and adjourn on time.

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House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of 26 planning areas across the country).

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