From the Desk of Representative Seaton: March 12, 2018

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau on this 56th day of the session, and Happy (early) St. Patrick’s Day this weekend! House Finance began work on the 96 operating budget amendments offered by committee members for round two of our amendment process. We are about three-quarters of the way through and plan to finish up this week. More information under the Budget section on the amendments that have passed so far.

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From the Desk of Representative Seaton: March 5, 2018

Rep. Seaton Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau on this 49th day of the session. House Finance held 3 days of public testimony last week for the operating budget. Thank you to everyone from District 31 who called and emailed their suggestions. We had 213 people call and email over the three days. The top issues were: full funding for the University, K-12, and early education programs; increasing the number of….

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From the Desk of Representative Seaton: February 28, 2018 Public Testimony on the Operating Budget Thursday – Saturday

Greetings from Juneau on this 44th day of the session! I wanted to send out a reminder for public testimony on the Operating Budget which starts Thursday March 1 from 1-3:00pm for District 31. Written testimony may be emailed anytime to HouseFinance@akleg.gov. The subcommittees’ proposed amendments have all been voted on in House Finance and today they were incorporated into new Committee Substitutes for HB 285 Operating Budget and HB 286 Mental health Budget .

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From the Desk of Representative Seaton: February 26, 2018

Greetings from Juneau on this 42nd day of the session. The House Finance Committee was very busy this week with subcommittee closeouts. Each subcommittee presented their budget recommendations to the full finance committee, with the committee then voting on those amendments. The last subcommittee reports will be…

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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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