Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Legislative Session Adjourns: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Rep. Wool Newsletter

My first session as your representative in the State House finally ended on Thursday. This isn’t the first time that session has gone into overtime, but it was the longest extension in a while. There used to be no set length, it just ended when everything was finished or when fishermen and farmers had to go back to work. I don’t think there are many fishermen or farmers in the legislature right now, but some do have regular jobs during the year, myself included.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Overtime News: Standing up for Fairbanks Schools

Rep. Wool Newsletter

The legislative session has moved into overtime to finalize the budget. I am disappointed that we were not able to reach an agreement yet, but there is too much at stake to go home before the job is done. At stake is whether the Legislature will adequately fund our schools, allow the Interior Energy Project to go forward, and pass Medicaid expansion and reform that Alaska’s business community has been championing with Governor Walker.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Budget Update and Bills on the Move

Rep. Wool Newsletter

We’re down to the last two weeks of the legislative session, which is scheduled to end on April 19. As we get down to the end of session the pace has picked up and our floor sessions have been getting longer as we debate more bills and resolutions. You can follow online by watching committee meetings at AKL.tv and floor session at GavelAlaska.com.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Budget: How to Make Your Voice Heard

Rep. Wool Newsletter

This week the House Finance Committee will be taking testimony on the state operating budget. I serve on three Finance subcommittees which passed recommended budgets for the University of Alaska and the departments of Revenue and Labor and Workforce Development. The Finance Committee has compiled the department budgets into one budget and will be taking testimony from across the state this week. Now it is your turn to make your voice heard on the budget. The Finance Committee will be taking testimony from Fairbanks from 1 to 4 pm on Wednesday (March 4) at the Fairbanks Legislative Information Office at 1292 Saddler Way.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Pad Thai and Politics this Sunday; House Votes to Expand Creamer’s Field; Interior Gas Bill Advances

Rep. Wool Newsletter

I’m coming back home to Fairbanks this weekend and I want to see you, hear your ideas, and answer your questions about the legislative session. Sunday (March 1) I will be hosting Pad Thai and Politics at Lemongrass Thai Cuisine at Chena Pump Plaza (388 Old Chena Pump Road) from 1 pm to 3 pm. I’ll be providing Thai food, and I hope you will bring your ideas and questions- and your appetite!

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: First Edition! The Work Begins

Rep. Adam Wool

Greetings from the State Capitol in Juneau! It’s a lot wetter and warmer here than back home. The wet weather doesn’t dampen our spirits though. On Tuesday, I took the oath of office and began my term as your representative for Geist, College, Chena Ridge, Chena Pump, University West, Cripple Creek, UAF Campus, Richardson, and the Parks Highway neighborhoods in Fairbanks. The politicos call it District 5- I just call it home or D-5.

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