Rep. Sam Kito’s Newsletter: Bills on the Move

Rep. Sam Kito III

This week, the education debate has heated up with House Finance releasing a Committee Substitute and considering amendments to the omnibus Education bill (HB 278). The bill that finally came out of the committee included some troubling changes from the Education Committee version. I am especially concerned about the changes to the Teachers Retirement System (TRS), which could cause the insolvency or exhaustion of the trust fund in ten years. This would result in a pay-as-you-go plan that would make active teachers pay for retired teachers and significantly increase the required contribution by active teachers.

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Rep. Sam Kito’s Newsletter: The Inaugural Issue

Rep. Sam Kito III

Welcome to my newsletter! Having started to serve you a few short weeks ago, I am happy to reach out and provide an update on the legislative session for District 32. If you know of anyone else that may be interested in receiving newsletters and other communications from my office, please forward this email. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or communications, please click on “unsubscribe” in the banner below.

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NEWS: Alaska House Votes to Create Dr. Walter Soboleff Day

Alaska State Seal

Day honors Tlingit Elder, Minister, storyteller, scholar, businessman. Today, the Alaska state House of Representatives voted unanimously to set aside November 14 of each year to honor the life and work of Dr. Walter A Soboleff, a revered Tlingit elder who passed away in 2011 at the age of 102.

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