Other Committee Newsletters

Rep. Seaton’s September 18th Newsletter: Town Halls Oct. 5

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings! I hope you can join me at one of the two town halls I am hosting on October 5 in District 31. Office of Management & Budget Director, Pat Pitney, will also be joining me. I look forward to meeting with you and answering your questions on the state’s budget, District 31 issues, and the upcoming Special Session #4.

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Rep. Seaton’s August 31st Newsletter: Special Session #4

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings! As you may have heard, the Governor may call a Special Session #4 which will be focused on a not yet disclosed revenue measure, or measures, to fill the projected $2.7 billion budget gap. The anticipated start date is Oct 23. Click here to read our House Majority Coalition press release. I will share more information with you as soon as its released by the Governor.

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Rep. Seaton’s End of Session Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from your District 31 Representative. It has been a long, tough legislative session. The House and Senate were able to come to a compromise on some items, but there are several key pieces which were not resolved. The decisions the state faces are difficult ones and will affect all Alaskans and our future.

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Rep. Seaton’s July 28th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

On Thursday the legislature gaveled themselves back in for the third special session and passed the FY18 capital budget (SB 23). This year’s capital budget is the smallest since 2000 according to the Legislative Finance reports available online, but it leverages $1.2 billion in federal funds to keep our roads, highways, and water systems in working order.

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Rep. Seaton’s July 26th Newsletter: Capital Budget alert

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings! Please see the below press release outlining the draft capital budget compromise between the House and Senate. Links are provided to additional documents and a summary. Once appointed, the capital budget conference committee is scheduled to meet in Juneau at 1pm Thursday, July 27 to review and vote on this draft. Should it pass the conference committee, I anticipate the bill will then move to the House and Senate floors the same day.

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Rep. Seaton’s July 17th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

On Saturday the House and Senate reached a compromise and passed HB 111, the oil and gas tax credit bill, and ended the second special session of the 30th legislature. The compromise takes the immediate step of ending cash credits statewide and includes some sideboards to protect the state from an unaffordable high future liability. Hopefully the public commitment that both bodies made to a working group will ensure that further oil and gas reforms will be addressed. A stable oil and gas tax system that the state can afford is key to a complete fiscal plan and this is a step in the right direction.

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