The Juneau Note from Rep. Kawasaki: Happy Halloween!

November 1st is the first Friday of the month and that means Fairbanks is bursting with fun and exciting things to do. Check out the Co-op Market’s “Autumn in Fairbanks” photography show with Fairbanks artist Saryn Walsh from 5-7pm. Or view local artwork by Klara Maisch and try some refreshments. There is a whole list of wonderful activities to fill up your Friday, click on this link to see more and remember when you’re looking for something to do, ALL ROADS LEAD DOWNTOWN!
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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Back to School Reminders!

Today marked the first day of school for our Fairbanks youth! The end of summer vacation comes too soon for most of us Alaskans. It’s a bittersweet time for the kids and parents alike who spent the last couple months enjoying quality family time outdoors. On the other hand, the start of the school year is an exciting time: children get to see old friends and start new classes, and parents themselves get a small break. During this week, please remember that traffic is increasing as people go back to school and work and different driving patterns are emerging.
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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Alaska’s Nest Egg, PFD to PCG, and Weekend Visit

The Permanent Fund, Alaska’s Nest Egg The Permanent Fund has been accurately described as Alaska’s Nest Egg. It took our limited natural resource of oil and has turned it into a $45 billion fund that provides annual dividends and helps to build schools and hire police officers. The ‘permanent funds’ of all other states combined is still smaller than ours! And legislators must protect the permanent fund for future generations of Alaskans. Less money from oil revenue and massive tax breaks for big oil corporations will put the permanent fund and PFD’s in jeopardy in the future. I hope legislators and the public are wise about how we preserve our Nest Egg for generations of Alaskans yet to come.
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