Rep. Zack Fields

The Coalition working for you

Remember to Vote

Today is the last day to vote in the Anchorage mayoral election. Please make sure you’ve voted at a Vote Center or postmarked your ballot by Tuesday. In addition to the Mayor’s race, the Chugach Electric Association board election is underway.

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Hilcorp thuggery and other legislative updates

The Senate Resources Committee recently amended HB 50 on carbon storage to close the S Corp tax loophole that has allowed Hilcorp to evade approximately $175 million per year in income taxes. To put this in scale, $175 million is exactly how much we need to finish reversing the last decade of education funding cuts.

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School Bond Passes! (and a State Budget Update)

The primary purpose of this email is to celebrate the passage of the school bond and to say thank you. To everyone who voted for the school bond, volunteered with School Bonds Yes, testified at any number of school board meetings, volunteered on….

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House Republicans Kill Bipartisan Education Bill

Yesterday, the legislature convened in a joint session and voted 39-20 in favor of overriding Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of a bipartisan education package that included modern broadband speeds for rural Alaska, a BSA increase, expanded support for charter schools, additional funds for…

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Finally, a BSA Increase

I’m thrilled we have finally passed legislation updating the Base Student Allocation (BSA) for public education. Raising funding by $680 per student reverses half of the cuts our schools have endured since 2013 and is sufficient funding to avoid further cuts and increases in class sizes this year.

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Alaska Family Paid Leave Plan Advances from House Labor & Commerce Committee

UNEAU – Last week, the House Labor and Commerce Committee advanced House Bill 100, which would create the Alaska Paid Family Leave Plan. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Jennie Armstrong, has noted that many legislators in both the House and Senate are focused on improving the quality of life for families in Alaska and making it one of the best places to raise a family.

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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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