NEWS: The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Unites in Opposition to Operating Budget that Harms Kids, Seniors and the Neediest of Alaskans

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Thursday night without the support of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition. All 13 members voted no because the budget harms seniors and children while protecting corporate interests and unaffordable projects. The Republican budget includes the total elimination of pre-k programs and a significant $32 million cut in funding for K-12 public education. Overall, the budget deficit still remains $3.5 billion. The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition proposed millions of dollars in spending cuts while supporting efforts to protect education, seniors and kids.

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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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News: Creamer’s Field Expansion Moves from House Resources Committee

Rep. Adam Wool

Juneau – The House Resources Committee unanimously moved House Bill 70 to expand the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge out of committee today. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) and Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), would add four state-owned parcels to the popular Fairbanks refuge.

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NEWS: House Minority Members Respond to Governor’s State of the Budget Address

JUNEAU – Alaska Governor Bill Walker presented his first State of the Budget address Thursday night. Governor Walker outlined both short and long-term plans to deal with a daunting fiscal crisis brought on by declining oil production and prices. The House Minority, made up of Democrats and an Independent, appreciates the care Governor Walker took in suggesting ideas for the Alaska Legislature to consider in the coming months.

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