Rep. Zack Fields

The Coalition working for you

Child Care Legislation Advances

I’m happy to share news about child care legislation (HB 89) passing unanimously out of the Health and Social Services Committee after being amended to include employer tax credits for businesses that subsidize child care, and after adding language enabling the Department of Health to use grants to incentivize higher quality child care.

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Support Renewable Energy: VOTE in Chugach Board elections

Renewable energy legislation (SB 101, Sen. Tobin / HB 121, Rep. Sumner) are among the most important bills we will consider this session. Utilities’ constructive engagement on renewable energy legislation is critically important, so I’m writing with a reminder to VOTE in the Chugach Board elections.

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If Our Budget Reflected Alaskans’ Values

Alaska’s House of Representatives has finalized an operating budget after rejecting amendments to fund literacy, child care, Pre-K, and a range of public health programs designed to reduce the rate of child trauma and abuse.

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Education Funding Bill Advances

Great news: On a 5-2 bipartisan vote, legislation (HB 65) to raise Base Student Allocation (BSA) education funding has passed out of the Education Committee despite Rep. Jamie Allard’s attempt to block it.

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