July 6, 2015

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Rep. Gara Newsletter

Note from Rep. Gara: 4,000 New Jobs: Medicaid Expansion Can Help Prevent A Recession

I hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend! Now for some sobering news – a big wallop to hit you with after a long weekend. And a solution so you hopefully don’t ever feel that wallop! A recent study says Alaska is either in a recession, or is on the possible brink of one. That’s a big concern. Standing still isn’t the way to address this news. Here’s something we should do to help avoid any protracted recession.

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Rep. Wool Newsletter

Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Fairbanks Gas Bill Becomes Law; Update on Local Road Construction

Last week Governor Walker took an important step towards lowering energy costs in Fairbanks by signing HB 105 into law. This enables the Interior Energy Project to purchase natural gas from Cook Inlet to bring to Fairbanks. Previously they were only authorized to buy gas from the North Slope, which proved to be too expensive. Passing this bill was not easy- after it passed through the House Energy Committee, which I’m a member of, the House Resources Committee added amendments that could have killed the project. Luckily, the Interior Delegation rallied together across party lines and we were able to remove those amendments.

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Rep. Scott Kawasaki

NEWS: Rep. Kawasaki Celebrates Fairbanks Parks

Since 2014, Rep. Kawasaki has hosted a series of picnics across the city to celebrate the more than 60 free public parks maintained by the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
“We are privileged to live in such a beautiful and scenic place,” said Rep. Kawasaki. “Join me at your local neighborhood park.  Bring the family, enjoy a barbecue and share ideas and concerns on how to make Fairbanks a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

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