NEWS: Special Session Compromise; End Cash Credits Now

Anchorage – The Alaska House Majority Coalition has communicated a proposed compromise to the Alaska Senate Majority to address oil tax credit reform, which is the subject of the ongoing Second Special Session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Coalition members support changes to House Bill 111 to end the practice of paying oil companies cash subsidies for certain tax credits. This is expected to save the State of Alaska an estimated $1.5 billion over the next ten years.

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NEWS: House Moves to Prevent Government Shutdown with Passage of Combined Operating and Capital Budgets

Juneau – Tonight, to avoid a government shutdown at the beginning of the month, the Alaska House of Representatives passed a combined Capital and Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The House budgets reverse the Senate’s $69 million cut to K-12 education and most of the cut to the University of Alaska. Additionally, the Capital Budget restored the full amount of expected Permanent Fund Dividends, which will be paid in the fall to eligible Alaskans.

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NEWS: Alaska Innovation Caucus Kick-Off Meeting

Juneau – The bipartisan, bicameral Alaska Innovation Caucus (AKIC) will hold its first meeting in the lecture hall of the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum located at 395 Whittier Street in downtown Juneau on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Tuck, Gara, Spohnholz, and Fansler

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Finance Committee Vice-Chair Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage), Health and Social Services Committee Chair Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), and Community and Regional Affairs Committee Co-Chair Rep. Zach Fansler (D-Bethel).

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NEWS: Legislators Create Alaska Innovation Caucus

JUNEAU – Recognizing the importance of ingenuity and creativity in building a strong economy, members of the Alaska State Legislature have formed a caucus centered on moving Alaska’s economy forward through innovation. The Alaska Innovation Caucus (AKIC) will foster a culture of entrepreneurship and support small business development across our state.

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