On the final day of the second special session a compromise is met which will save the state $200 mil this year and protect oil investment for years to come.
Representative George Rauscher is seeking information from the Governor’s office and the Department of Natural Resources as to the reasons why the state parks and recreation sites in the Delta Junction area had the rangers cut in the operating budget.
House Republicans are glad to see a proposal on oil cash payments (HB111), brought forward by the Senate Majority, which they can get behind.
Representative Tammie Wilson (R- North Pole) is outraged by Governor Walker and Commissioner Davidson’s continued support and protection of the Office of Children Services despite its on-going troubling issues highlighted by the media.
Representative Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage) shares in the joy and relief felt today as the bill providing insurance for dependents of deceased firefighters and police officers is signed into law.
House Republicans reach out to Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon asking for his, and his caucus’s, cooperation on passing a compromise budget.
The Democrat-led House continues to block progress in the second week of the special session in a political game to win support for their tax plans, making losers of everyday Alaskans facing the growing threat of lost services and economic disruption.
With the Alaska Legislature nearly a week into special session – and only about a week from sending “pink slip” layoff notices – a key conference committee is not even scheduled to meet. The House Majority is responsible for setting operating budget conference committee meetings.
Knowing that Alaskans have asked the Legislature to concentrate on the budget and the state's fiscal future, House Republicans could not support this unrestricted use of time and money.
House Republican “No” votes are strengthened today by Senators who also stand against an economically-damaging income tax. HB115 failed to pass the Senate in a 15-4 vote.
House Republicans continue to condemn the offensive comments made by Representative David Eastman to a media outlet last week. Never in the history of the Alaska House of Representatives has there been censure of a member.
Alaska House Republicans issue a statement on the comments made this week by Rep. David Eastman.
House Republicans listened to several tax models during a House Finance Committee meeting that would cripple the state’s economy by unfairly pinching the pockets of hardworking Alaskans.
Republican House Resource Members cheer the renewed opportunity for Alaska’s Arctic development following an executive order by President Donald Trump.
Alaska lawmakers move a bill that will help fill the stomachs of hungry Alaskans across the state while also reducing unnecessary food waste.
House Republicans stood resolutely against an income tax, while the House Democrat-led Majority voted to take over $680 million from Alaskans by passing House Bill 115.
Representative Chuck Kopp facilitates an agreement between the Alaska Railroad Corporation and Right-Of-Way adjacent homeowners.
Representative DeLena Johnson introduces a bill that will take Alaska back to the top of the National Rankings of trust managing jurisdictions.
Representatives Mike Chenault and Charisse Millett expresses their dearest condolences for the Fauske family following the passing of Dan Fauske.
HB24 passes the Senate unanimously. It will provide law enforcement with new means to end the dealing and abuse of two drugs in Alaska.
After a series of deadly crashes the KGB Rd. safety upgrades project is restarted. Valley House Republicans are celebrating the news.
House Bill 115 is how the Democrat-led Majority plans to dip into the pockets of Alaskans to pay for state government. There's time for Alaskans to let legislators know why they oppose an income tax.
Representative David Talerico has introduced a bill allowing oral testimony at a person’s request which is currently not required under the Alaska Administrative Policy Procedure.
After listening to the concerns from Alaskans, House Republicans offer a comprehensive fiscal plan with no income tax and no Permanent Fund Dividend cap.
Representatives Colleen Sullivan-Leonard and George Rauscher have introduced a bill to move the legislative session onto the road system which will give more Alaskan's access to state government.
House Republicans strongly opposed an operating budget from House Democrats, and those aligned with them, that ultimately hurts Alaskans by growing government, lowering value in the permanent fund and relying on an income tax not in place.
Alaska could easily reduce the amount of food waste while increasing the amount of food donated to food banks and charitable organizations through a bill Rep. David Talerico.
Representative David Talerico introduces a bill to create a fair and equitable way for the State to offer quality land to Alaskans in exchange for their PFD.
House Republicans oppose the oil and gas tax bill introduced by House Resources Democratic Co-Chairs.
A joint resolution urging our D.C. lawmakers to repeal the Real ID act of 2005 that has created an unfunded mandate and uncertainty for Alaskans.
Alaska House Republicans applaud the historic discovery of oil on Alaska’s North Slope just and look forward to defending the current oil and gas tax system which helps make finds like this possible.
Bring suggestions and concerns about public safety and SB91 to a three hour town hall at the Menard Sports Center Saturday March 4.
Alaskans who live in Anchorage, parts of the interior and places without a local Legislative Information Office have a small window to share their opposition on the budget proposal from House Majority Coalition.
Alaskan's can protect their permanent fund and avoid an income tax by testifying. The proposed plan would have massive impacts but the window to provide public testimony is small.
Representative Tammie Wilson demands the Governor take action on the broken system at the Office of Children Services.
Rep. Charisse Millett thanks Governor Bill Walker for his action on declaring Alaska's opioid epidemic a state disaster.
A bill aimed at creating better communication between law enforcement and people with non-apparent disabilities.
Rep. DeLena Johnson asks fellow lawmakers to focus on budget and stop hearing frivolous bills.
Rep. Cathy Tilton introduces HJR 7 which proposes changes to existing language in Alaska’s constitution limiting annual spending. The Current provision has been ineffective.
Representative Tammie Wilson today announced statewide public testimony opportunities for Alaskans not satisfied with the current state of the Office of Children’s Services.
The Alaska House Republicans today announced that Mallory Walser will assume the role of press secretary for the caucus. She will begin a few days prior to the start of the 30th Legislative Session.
The new 18-member House Republican Caucus today released its organization, and stands ready to work with the incoming House Majority, Alaska Senate and Governor’s Administration.