Zack Fields

District 17

Securing a bright future for every Alaskan
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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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Fields’ Notes: Education Funding Held Hostage

Thanks to everyone who participated in public input on education funding. I’m sure you’ve read in the paper how House Republican leadership took a broadband and education funding bill and stuffed it full with multiple controversial provisions to take away local control of charter schools and divert money into bonuses rather than Base Student Allocation (BSA) funding.

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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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                 Juneau, AK, 99801
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