NEWS: Budget Compromise Achieved, Government Shutdown Averted

Juneau – Tonight, to avert the looming government shutdown, the Alaska State Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget. The compromise budget totals $4.1 billion in Unrestricted General Fund (UGF) spending and sets this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend at $1,100. The K-12 Base Student Allocation (BSA) will be fully funded at $1.2 billion, the same level of funding as the current year. This reverses the $69 million cut to education advanced by the Alaska Senate. 

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EVENT: Coalition Press Availability This Morning to Discuss the First Special Session

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability this morning to answer questions from reporters covering the First Special Session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), House Finance Committee Co-chair Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), and House Rules Committee Chair Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage).

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NEWS: House Moves to Prevent Government Shutdown with Passage of Combined Operating and Capital Budgets

Juneau – Tonight, to avoid a government shutdown at the beginning of the month, the Alaska House of Representatives passed a combined Capital and Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The House budgets reverse the Senate’s $69 million cut to K-12 education and most of the cut to the University of Alaska. Additionally, the Capital Budget restored the full amount of expected Permanent Fund Dividends, which will be paid in the fall to eligible Alaskans.

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Rep. LeDoux’s June 9th Newsletter: Special Session Update #1

Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

We are in the final third of the special session called by Governor Walker on May 18th to focus on solutions to Alaska’s fiscal crisis. These past five months in Juneau have not been easy: we are grappling with historic choices brought on by a fundamental shift in the economics of oil. Thankfully, the pace of progress has quickened as of late:

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