Rep. Seaton’s Feb. 13th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this 28th day of session. On Friday the House Finance committee introduced HB 115 State Revenue Restructuring Act, which aims to fill the deficit in a way that is fair and balanced to Alaskans. This bill addresses three of the four pillars of the House Majority Coalition Plan to build a sustainable future for our state; a structured draw from the permanent fund earnings reserve, new revenue from a broad-based tax, and a sustainable dividend amount. The fourth pillar constrains state spending by making smart budget cuts and reducing the state’s oil and gas tax credit subsidies.

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NEWS: House Finance Committee Introduces Fiscal Framework

Juneau – Today, the House Finance committee introduced House Bill 115, the State Revenue Restructuring Act, which combines revenue from the earnings of the Permanent Fund and a progressive income tax to establish a stable and balanced revenue stream fair to all Alaskans.

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Rep. Seaton’s February 6th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this 21st day of session. This week I took part in two panels focused on Alaska’s fiscal situation. The first, held by Alaska Common Ground, was nearly three hours long and included members of the House, the Senate, and the executive branch. All the panelists seemed to agree that we should act this year, but what that action would look like and how much of the fiscal problem it should address was not so unanimous.

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NEWS: The Alaska House of Representatives Supports Efforts to Build a Life-Saving Road to Connect King Cove and Cold Bay

House Joint Resolution 6 is the First Piece of Legislation Approved This Year by the Alaska House FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 JUNEAU – Earlier today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 6 expressing support for Congressional efforts to authorize construction of a life-saving road between the Southwest Alaska communities of King …

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Rep. Seaton’s January 30th Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this 14th day of session. On Thursday I had the privilege to see Lance Peterson receive the Individual Artist award from the governor. Lance has spent decades crafting quality theatre on the Homer spit and inspired many community members to step onto the stage. This award is well deserved.

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Rep. Seaton’s January 23rd Newsletter

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau this second week of session. Committees and finance subcommittees are both quickly digging into their work. If you are interested in a particular department, I encourage you to follow on akleg.gov and to contact the subcommittee chair.

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