Preschool Pays Off for Kids, Public: House Democrats Show How

JUNEAU – Representatives Les Gara and Chris Tuck (both D-Anchorage), and Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) made the case for increasing early childhood development efforts in Alaska. The representatives highlighted the economic returns of preschool education to Alaskan children, their families, and to the state as a whole, and they offered specific solutions for how Alaska can start realizing those benefits.

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[BILL] HB67: Alaska Film Incentive Program Extension

House Bill 67 ensures Alaska’s competitiveness with other states and countries by continuing the successful Alaska Film Incentive Program. Since their inception, the film incentives have brought millions of production dollars to Alaska. They have also created jobs and business opportunities, small and large, for hundreds of Alaskans.

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[BILL] HB 49: Alaska Parents as Teachers Act

Parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Research has clearly shown that parental involvement in a child’s early years are critical for development and lay the foundation for success in school and in life.

HB 49, the Alaska Parents as Teachers Act, will empower parents with knowledge and resources to help their children develop into successful students with stronger scholastic achievements.

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Democrats to introduce bill protecting schools from inflation

  Costs rise. Our children shouldn’t have to make up the difference.   JUNEAU – Today Representative Pete Petersen announced he will introduce legislation to protect Alaska schools from the rising costs of inflation. For the next budget year, Petersen’s proposal would increase the base student allocation $158.00, the exact amount required to offset inflation. …

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Gas Tax Suspension Not Enough Say Several Democrats

Three legislators urge governor to join anti-gouging efforts Today several Democratic legislators again applauded Gov. Sean Parnell’s attempts to hold down fuel costs for Alaskans, but urged the governor to go further, and join their efforts to end fuel price gouging in Alaska. The governor wants to extend the eight cent fuel tax suspension, but …

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