Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: 120 Day Session Adjourns, Oil and Gas Update

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note The 29th Alaska State Legislature adjourned Wednesday night with many of the state’s most pressing issues still unresolved. Despite coming close to agreement on the state operating budget, the one thing the Legislature is constitutionally required to pass, the Legislature is still deadlocked on oil tax subsidies and education funding. In fact, the Republican-led Senate Majority gaveled out before the House could vote on an agreement to extend the session just before midnight. While it’s clear we are much closer to reaching an agreement, we still have miles to go.
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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Why are we Still Here? – Crime Bill Passes House, Congratulations UA Graduates

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note It’s Day 110 and many of us are still working in Juneau. Construction is underway at the Capitol so we moved in to a small rental near downtown. After 4 days of debate, the House voted on SB 91, the “Crimnibus” bill that overhauls the criminal justice system in a way Alaska has not seen since 1978. Below is an update about this legislation and why we’re still here.
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Rep. Kawasaki’s Newsletter: Day 90 With no Budget Deal: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Rep. Kawasaki's Juneau Note Ninety days have passed, and the legislature is now in overtime. Republican leadership has failed to work out a deal and the House Independent Democratic Coalition expect them to request a special session. There have been some good things to pass so far, but there is still work that is being held up by leadership. Here’s an update on the good, the bad and the ugly as we roll over into an extended session. As always, if you have any questions on a certain piece of legislation, please contact my office at (907) 456-7423.
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VIDEO: AIDC Press Availability April 13, 2016

Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) held a press availability April 13th at 10:00 a.m. Participants include AIDC Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), House Finance Committee member Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), and House Resources Committee member Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage).
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