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Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Rep. Guttenberg’s May 30th Newsletter: What does a comprehensive, stable fiscal plan look like to you?

I would like to know what you think a comprehensive, stable fiscal plan looks like. The Senate Republican Majority’s current fiscal plan consists of budget cuts, spending limits, reduced PFD, and using our savings to fill the remaining deficit. In January, they attempted to garner support for their fiscal plan by surveying Alaskans’ views on k12 funding, broad-based taxes, and adjusting oil company tax credits.

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Rep. Wool Newsletter

Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Governor Calls Special Session May 18th

The extended legislative session is over and the House and Senate failed to agree on a fiscal plan. The Senate majority thinks the state should close most of the $2.5 billion deficit this year with a combination of spending cuts to education and using the Permanent Fund’s investment earnings. To close the remaining deficit of about $500 million, the Senate is putting faith in a “drain and pray” plan: drain state savings and pray for higher oil prices or a large production increase. I think this is a very dangerous and irresponsible bet to make.

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Rep. David Guttenberg

NEWS: Rep. Guttenberg Remains Focused on the Need for Broadband Infrastructure and Access in the Arctic

Juneau – The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of the Arctic are holding a forum early next week focused on broadband infrastructure and access in the Arctic. The Arctic Broadband Forum is being held in conjunction with the Week of the Arctic to celebrate the accomplishments of the Arctic Council under the chairmanship of the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will turn over the chairmanship of the council to Finland during the bi-annual Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting May 10th and 11th in Fairbanks.

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