JUNEAU â€“ Today, Alaska Democratic Legislators warned of significant risks, impossible expectations, and the potential for industry to game the system in their official comment letter to the Alaska Department of Revenue on its proposed regulations for Senate Bill 21, the governorâ€™s oil wealth giveaway.
Friday, as the State of Alaska released its new school rankings, House Democratic Representatives said school rankings would improve in Alaska if school districts could count on adequate resources from one year to the next.
This last week, Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) and Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, the House Democratic Caucus published a real-time counter on its website (akdemocrats.org/giveaway/) to show Alaskans up-to-the-minute losses from the governorâ€™s oil wealth giveaway, SB21. While the Governor's giveaway is extremely generous to corporations in London and Houston, the giveaway will adversely impact individual Alaskans.
Today Representative Les Gara and Senator Hollis French (both D-Anchorage) called for two steps to stop the abusive practice of partisan redistricting, or â€œgerrymandering,â€ and ensure all Alaskans get fair representation in the state legislature.
JUNEAU â€“ Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) called on Governor Parnell to release reports on oil taxes done by two internationally recognized oil tax consultants over the last three years before the Legislature votes on current oil tax legislation.
ANCHORAGE â€“ Today, members of the Backbone organization called on Alaskans to show their support for getting a fair return for Alaskaâ€™s oil resources, owned in common by all Alaskan, by attending rallies on April 4th at noon at locations across the state.
JUNEAU – Today eight Democratic legislators filed legislation to protect the Permanent Fund Dividend by placing the current dividend formula in the Alaska Constitution.
ANCHORAGE â€“ Friday, members of the Backbone organization called on Alaskans to show their support for getting a fair return for Alaskaâ€™s oil resources, owned in common by all Alaskan, by attending rallies on April 4th at noon at locations across the state.