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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: New Oil Tax Reform Bill Addresses Flaws in Alaska’s Meager Oil Tax rates

Juneau – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) has released legislation to fix major flaws in Alaska’s oil tax system. The flaws are outlined in information provided to Rep. Gara by the Alaska Department of Revenue in response to detailed questions. The “Fair Share for Alaska Oil Act” supports Alaska’s North Slope oil producers while fairly raising revenue needed for schools, roads, and to help with Alaska’s budget deficit. The bill was filed today with the Chief Clerk and it is attached.

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Rep. Ivy Spohnholz

NEWS: Bill Introduced to Bring Price Transparency to Healthcare

Juneau – Today, Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation to require health care providers and facilities to post the full price of their most common services and procedures. Reporting entities would be required to post health care price information on their premises, online, and to the state.

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Rep. Adam Wool

NEWS: Energy Efficiency Legislation Approved By the Alaska House of Representatives

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives has passed legislation sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) to help lower energy costs for commercial property owners. House Bill 80 establishes a process for cities and boroughs to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing mechanism to cover loans for alternative energy and energy efficiency improvements.

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NEWS: Legislation Introduced to Fix Alaska’s Flawed Oil Tax Credit System

Juneau – The co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), have introduced House Bill 111 to fix Alaska’s current system of oil and gas subsidies in the form of tax credits. The bill fixes many of the flaws remaining in the current oil tax credit system after passage of House Bill 247 last year.

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Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

NEWS: New Leadership Results in Tangible Cost Savings in the Alaska House of Representatives

Juneau – As lawmakers grapple with how to fill a $3 billion budget gap, the Alaska House Majority Coalition has instituted several cost-saving measures within the Alaska House of Representatives. The largest such measure is to roll-back the level of staff pay that existed under the previous House Majority Caucus. The Legislative Affairs Agency anticipates savings of more than $270,000 compared to last year’s staff compensation.

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