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Rep. Andy Josephson

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Fiscal Cliff

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It is nearly time for my staff and me to move back to Juneau for the second session of the 28th Alaska State Legislature. Other than the mere fact that it is December 19th and the session convenes one month from today, the Governor just released his budget and the Department of Revenue submitted its fall report on revenue sources for Alaska, which are both tell-tale signs that session is coming, and in this case, that we need to tighten our belts. In this newsletter I will discuss both of these subjects and how each will impact the upcoming session.

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Rep. Andy Josephson

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Community Empowerment: Northern Access, UAA, and Pebble

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Tomorrow night’s Assembly meeting will include an opportunity for public testimony on the state grant funds appropriated by the Legislature to the Municipality of Anchorage in the capital budget. These funds include the $20 million dedicated to the Northern Access Road project. The Municipality must pass Resolution No. AR 2013-244, which appropriates State of Alaska grants to various municipal funds and departments.

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: UAA Endorses Student Loan Relief Proposal

“Getting students through college on time and with less debt is good for Alaska’s economy”

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) announced that the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) has endorsed a bill (HB17) by House Democratic legislators to lower the cost of student loans for students who put their skills to work in Alaska.

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Rep. Andy Josephson

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: UAA, Salmon, and the PFD

Things are in full swing at home and in the Legislature. For effective government we need to hear from you. I am always interested in your questions and suggestions.

University Construction Projects-
Last week I spoke with University of Alaska President Pat Gamble about the construction of the new UAA engineering building, and the proposal for a parking garage

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Rep. Gara Exposes Oil Giveaway Shortcomings at UAA Debate

Giving oil revenue away for nothing didn’t work before and won’t work now

Today, Representative Les Gara articulated why giving away billions of dollars of Alaska’s oil revenue as the governor proposes will not increase development on the North Slope but will instead wipe out the $15 billion in savings Alaska has achieved under the current law, putting Alaska’s economy, now and into the future, at great risk. Rep. Gara made his case in a debate on the governor’s proposed multi-billion dollar oil giveaway hosted by the Union of Students (USUAA) student government at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

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