May 1, 2017

The Coalition working for you

NEWS: House Finance Committee to Review the Alaska Economy and Fiscal Policy

Juneau – The members of the Finance Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives will spend all week examining Alaska’s fiscal policy and how policy changes will impact the Alaska economy. The committee will hear from business, municipal, labor, and tribal representatives in addition to presentations from the Alaska Department of Revenue and the non-partisan Legislative Finance Division.

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Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

Rep. LeDoux’s Newsletter: May Update

Last month, members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition passed a comprehensive fiscal plan, as we pledged to do. The Senate is hearing bills that are part of the plan. The plan includes the following pillars:

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Rep. Dan Ortiz

NEWS: House Advances Legislation to Help Grow Alaska’s Mariculture Industry

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed two bills to expand existing frameworks to better manage Alaska’s fledgling mariculture industry. House Bill 76 fills a critical gap in capital need for infrastructure development of mariculture operations. It amends the current program to allow up to 40 percent of the fund to be used for loans to permitted hatcheries and enhancement projects for planning, construction and operation. House Bill 128 would allow non-profits to pursue enhancement and restoration projects with oversight by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Both bills are sponsored by Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan).

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House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Seaton, Foster, Gara, and Guttenberg

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include House Finance Committee Co-chairs Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer) and Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), and Finance Committee members Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) and Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage).

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Rep. Paul Seaton

Rep. Seaton’s May 1st Newsletter

Greetings from Juneau this 105th day of session. I want to start this newsletter by thanking all of you for taking time to be part of the process. Your opinions, comments, and questions help move the conversation forward. Whether you agree with my viewpoint or not, every voice counts. I want to hear from you so please keep testifying, calling my office and emailing.

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Rep. Parish Newsletter

Rep. Parish’s May 1st Newsletter: BREAKING: DOT Jobs Saved in Juneau

I am pleased to announce that Governor Walker has directed the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to not pursue a feasibility study to support the possibility of fully privatizing the DOT&PF design function. In addition to that, the 76 vacant positions previously scheduled for elimination will be preserved in FY18.

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