NEWS: House Resources Committee Misses Opportunity to Help Close $4 Billion Budget Gap

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Much of the savings associated with Governor Bill Walker’s proposed reform to Alaska’s flawed and overly expensive oil and gas tax credit system has been lost because of the actions of the House Resources Committee. House Bill 247 was passed out of the committee tonight. The original bill was significantly altered by members of the House Majority to remove $450 million in savings and new revenue.

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REMINDER: 2nd Annual Alaska Food Security Awareness Week is Underway

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Alaska is food insecure, with only 3-5 days of food supply in grocery stores. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is continuing her work to address food security by hosting the Second Annual Alaska Food Security Awareness Week, which will run through March 25th with events in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka. Representative Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) has joined Rep. Tarr in co-sponsoring events this week.

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NEWS: Alaskans Encouraged to Take Part in Food Waste Challenge

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Alaska is food insecure, with only 3-5 days of food supply in grocery stores. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is continuing her work to address food security by hosting the Second Annual Alaska Food Security Awareness Week, which will run March 21-25 with events in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka. Representative Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) has joined Rep. Tarr in co-sponsoring events next week.

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NEWS: Lawmakers Applaud Today’s Superior Court Decision to Dismiss Ill-Advised Lawsuit Over Medicaid Expansion in Alaska

Juneau – Today, Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner issued a ruling in the case brought by the Alaska Legislative Council against Alaska Governor Bill Walker over his decision last year to expand Medicaid without legislative approval. Judge Pfiffner found that the Social Security Act requires Medicaid expansion, and that existing state law required Governor Walker to provide Medicaid to the group of Alaskans eligible for expansion. In his 26-page ruling, Judge Pfiffner granted the Governor’s motion for summary judgement and dismissed the case brought by the Alaska Legislative Council, which is made up of ten members of the Alaska Legislature.

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