Rep. Adam Wool E-News Update: Town Hall Meeting at 4pm

Today’s the day! Just a quick reminder that Rep. Grier Hopkins and I are having our Facebook Live town hall today, Saturday March 21 at 4pm.
The online event will be hosted on this page, so come back here at 4pm to join the event. Bring your coffee and a snack and settle in with us wherever you are at.

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Rep. Adam Wool E-News Update: COVID-19 Resources and Updates

As everyone is likely more than aware by now, the novel Coronavirus has made its way to Alaska, with positive cases now in the Fairbanks area. I know this is likely a stressful and uncertain time for you and for your family, and I wish everyone the very best as we all work to protect ourselves and others during this pandemic.

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Rep. Adam Wool’s E-News Update: House Finance Moves Operating Budget

March has arrived, and we are now nearing the halfway mark of the legislative session. The House Finance committee finished the budget subcommittee process and spent last week working on amendments in the full House Finance committee. Now, the budget is on the House Floor for consideration this week. Once the bill passes through the House, it will make its way through the Senate.

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Rep. Adam Wool’s E-News Update: 2020 Legislative Session is Underway

The second half of the 31st legislature is underway! We are down in Juneau now and have been working hard on these past few weeks on the State’s Operating budget. This year I am a member of House Finance, and I am enjoying this new role and the extra work I have chairing budget subcommittees, which is our process for working on each Department’s budget.

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Rep. Adam Wool e-news update: Operating and Capital budgets signed

Today, the Governor signed the operating budget (HB2001) which restored $110 million of vetoed funding back to the University. Other cuts that were reversed include the Alaska State Council on the Arts, senior benefits, community services grants (homelessness assistance), early learning, Alaska Legal Services, Online with Libraries, and agricultural programs. I’m glad to see these cuts restored. However, the Gov did keep cuts that I do not agree with to: Alaska Public Broadcasting, Ocean Rangers, Medicaid, VPSO program, Civil Air Patrol, and the Alaska Marine Highway System.

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Rep. Adam Wool’s E-News Update: Time to Work Together

First, I want to thank everyone again for hanging in there during this incredibly stressful and tough time. Thank you for continuing to share your thoughts and concerns with me. Today, the House voted to pass a PFD bill. As you read this, the bill is making its way to the Senate.

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