Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Public Testimony on Oil Subsidies and Fiscal Plan

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

It’s now Day 66 of the 90 day session. Despite delays on the budget process I discussed last week, the legislature continues to move forward in an effort to protect our economy and avoid any more special sessions. The House Majority believes we should respect timeline and get done on time with a balanced budget and significant deficit reduction plans.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Survivor Benefits Public Testimony, Pre-K and the Budget

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

I hope the beginning of 2017 is treating you and your family well as the 30th Alaska Legislature moves into its third week of session. My colleagues and I on the House Finance Committee are in full swing as each department provides overviews to the committee and subcommittees on their budget. We are focusing on whether a program in a department meets their mission and will consider elimination, modifications or enhancements to ensure the departments are meeting those missions. The House Majority Coalition does not encourage a cuts-only approach, but we recognize there are efficiencies in the way our government is structured.

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NEWS: Rep. Kawasaki and Rep. Fansler Seek to Establish Universal Pre-K in Alaska

Rep. Scott Kawasaki

Early Education is an Investment in the Future of Alaska’s Children and Families FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2017 Juneau – Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Representative Zach Fansler (D-Bethel) plan to introduce legislation to create a statewide, voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program to prepare Alaska’s children for educational success. “Alaska has a responsibility to provide the …

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