February 28, 2018

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Rep. Seaton Newsletter

From the Desk of Representative Seaton: February 28, 2018 Public Testimony on the Operating Budget Thursday – Saturday

Greetings from Juneau on this 44th day of the session! I wanted to send out a reminder for public testimony on the Operating Budget which starts Thursday March 1 from 1-3:00pm for District 31. Written testimony may be emailed anytime to HouseFinance@akleg.gov. The subcommittees’ proposed amendments have all been voted on in House Finance and today they were incorporated into new Committee Substitutes for HB 285 Operating Budget and HB 286 Mental health Budget .

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Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Rep. Guttenberg’s February 28th Newsletter

Yesterday, House Finance finished going through its initial rewrite of the budget and today we adopted that as a committee substitute. The committee substitute includes a restoration of $19 million to the University of Alaska and an amendment reducing the draw from the earnings reserve of the Alaska Permanent Fund from 5.25% to 4.75%. We also changed the….

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Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note

Rep. Kawasaki Juneau Note February 28th, 2018

The House Finance Committee is continuing laser-focus on the budget in order to adjourn on time. In the days ahead, the budget will be amended in Finance Committee, then go to the House for a vote on the Floor before being referred to the Senate where the process will be repeated. But first and foremost, the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on our budget.

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Rep. Dan Ortiz

Rep. Ortiz’s February 28th Newsletter

When I took office in 2014, I had the opportunity to sit on the House Transportation Committee. Because of my current position on the House Finance Committee, I am no longer on the Transportation Committee, but transportation issues are still a top priority for me.

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Rep. Gara Newsletter

Rep. Gara’s February 28th Newsletter: Meet Over Pizza Saturday? And Budget Testimony; Saturday Anchorage Caucus

Senator Tom Begich and I are continuing the tradition started by our great former Senator, Johnny Ellis – a pizza and district constituent meeting this Saturday. We hope you can make it at Noon, at the Fairview Rec. Center (1121 E 10th Ave). We’ll listen to your thoughts, and talk about what we and other legislators are working on. If that’s not interesting enough, we’ll bring what we think is some of the best pizza in the city. Eighteen pizza pies to make sure we have enough.

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Legislation to Update Alaska’s Code of Military Justice Passes the Alaska House

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to update Alaska’s Code of Military Justice (ACMJ) to mirror recent updates to the Federal Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). House Bill 307, sponsored by House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), is a continuation of the successful effort in 2016 to update the state code for the first time since 1955.

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