From the Desk of Representative Seaton: February 12, 2018

Rep. Seaton Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau on this 28th day of the session. There are all kinds of reasons to celebrate this week, from Mardi Gras to Valentine’s Day to Elizabeth Peratrovitch Day – have a great week! I was delighted to hear the KBBI report on the community education opportunities through the Homer Library’s Girls Coding class. Click here to hear the giggles and fun girls had while learning!

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Rep. Seaton’s February 5th Newsletter: From the Desk of Representative Seaton

Rep. Paul Seaton

Greetings from Juneau on this 21st day of the session. It’s been a busy week here in windy Juneau. I’m happy to report we are on schedule with the budget. Most everyone is trying to be less confrontational to do our work for Alaskans in a timely manner. The Majority Caucus feels that violence against women is never acceptable. Our call for Rep. Fansler to resign has been satisfied and the Governor and District 38 are in the process of selecting a new Representative. I will be starting my Governor and Legislative finance subcommittees this week. Listen here for my discussion of our early funding for Education during last week’s Majority Press conference.

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NEWS: Fairness in Oil Taxes Bill Introduced

Juneau – Recognizing that Alaska’s fiscal gap can’t be reduced through budget cuts alone, members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition today introduced legislation to increase revenue to address Alaska’s $2.5 billion funding gap. House Bill 288 increases Alaska’s oil and gas minimum tax from four percent to seven percent, which would raise approximately $225 million.

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