April 18, 2012

The Coalition Working For You

Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Sine Die to Another Special Session

Dear Neigbors,

The 27th Alaska Legislature adjourned in the early hours on Monday with acclamation from the House on a job ‘well done.’ The Legislature satisfied the Constitutional requirement of passing a budget and passed a handful of bills to improve the lives of people, lower the cost of energy and keep Alaska on firm economic footing. Within an hour of adjournment, members received the unfortunate news that we would be forced into special session to reconsider the Governor’s tax breaks for big oil corporations. It has been a contentious issue for the last two years and has not received sufficient statewide support from lawmakers. The 30-day special session began today at 1pm at a price tag of around $35K per day.

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Rep. Lindsey Holmes’ Newsletter: One Session Ends, Another Begins

Regular Session Ends on Day 90

The regular session wrapped up late Sunday night in a flurry of activity. Among the highlights are:

• A one-time increase in K-12 education funding to keep up with inflation. This also includes funding for Parents as Teachers, which encourages parents to get involved in their children’s education early on.

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