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Rep. Sam Kito

NEWS: Lawmakers Selected to Update Harassment Policies for the Alaska Legislature

Anchorage – Six members of the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate have been appointed to a subcommittee tasked with reviewing and recommending updates to the harassment policies for the Alaska State Legislature. The Sexual and Other Workplace Harassment Policy Subcommittee will work under the umbrella of the Alaska Legislative Council, Chaired by Rep. Sam Kito (D-Juneau).

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House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Alaska Legislature Passes Responsible Capital Budget Compromise

Juneau – Today, the Alaska Legislature overwhelmingly passed a capital budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that will result in approximately $1.2 billion in federal funds coming to Alaska. The approved capital budget was a negotiated compromise that ensures continued funding for Alaska’s roads, bridges, and other vital infrastructure. House Finance Committee Co-chair Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome) helped negotiate the compromise and worked to ensure passage today.

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Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux

Rep. LeDoux’s July 21st Newsletter: End of cash credits & adjournment

Late Saturday night, the legislature found compromise and passed HB111, ending cash payments to oil companies. This effort will save the state $150-200 million annually for the next 10 years. These cash payments incentivized exploration and production efforts, but paying the companies cash just didn’t make sense as we try to balance the budget and fill this $2.5’ish billion deficit. Instead, the companies can now recover their costs once fields go into production.

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Rep. Gara Newsletter

Rep. Gara’s July 20th Newsletter: Declining Per Diem Checks

The legislative per diem system should be fixed, in part because we can’t send mixed messages about the worst fiscal crisis in Alaska history. Our bi-partisan Alaska House Majority Coalition came together and took hard votes to fix this crippling, harmful deficit. Some more conservative legislators so far have blocked that effort.

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House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Coalition Working with the Governor and Senate to Quickly Pass a Capital Budget

Anchorage – With the passage of legislation last week to reform Alaska’s oil industry subsidies, the attention of the Alaska Legislature turns to the Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Budget. That budget needs to pass before the start of the federal fiscal year in October in order to prevent the loss of over a billion dollars in federal funding. The Alaska House Majority Coalition hopes to negotiate a compromise with the Alaska State Senate and Governor Walker to pass the FY 18 Capital Budget before returning lawmakers to Juneau for final action. To this end, the Co-chairs of the Finance Committees in the House and Senate have already started meeting to discuss the details of a Capital Budget compromise.

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