From Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson <[email protected]>
Subject Elvi's Updates- July Newsletter
Date July 1, 2021 10:40 PM
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From Juneau to You! Dear friends, So far it has been a very busy year- certainly, this summer has followed the trend. Both bodies were called back to Juneau for two special sessions thus far (with at least one more looming). Since my last newsletter, a few details regarding the budget have changed. The most important change to note is that a government shutdown has been avoided and due to failed CBR votes in both legislative bodies, budgetary issues will ensue. The House of Representatives: Voted 33-5 in favor of HCR 201 to waive the rules to take up the operating budget bill Voted 29-9 to rescind action on the effective date clause for House Bill 69 Passed the effective date clause by a vote of 28-10. It's important to note that 27 votes were needed. Passed a Sense of the House detailing a bipartisan working group that will develop a fiscal plan for consideration during the third special session in August. A Compromised Budget Deal (House Bill 69): State Troopers – $158 million Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol – $250,000 Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault – $24.7 million Criminal Division – $40 million Pioneer Homes – $106.9 million Medicaid Services – $2.3 billion ($1.8 billion federal) Alaska Psychiatric Institute – $39.3 million Therapeutic Courts – $3.25 million Alaska Marine Highway System – $15 million $15.7 million in lost revenue relief, and $10 million for receipt authority. $2.5 million for pre-K grants. ($5 million in the House version of the budget) Restored $1.25 million in state funding for public health nursing. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute will get $10 million in federal funding to help the commercial fishing industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Base Student Allocation - $5,930 As always, please feel free to contact my office with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have especially as it pertains to both special sessions. Budgetary Issues Due To Failed Votes Is the content of this email relevant to you? Yes Select No Select If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to my office at any time: L. Keith Bauguess Legislative Staff 907.269.0155 Besse Odom Legislative Staff 907.269.0174 Send us an Email Follow Me on Facebook Follow Me on Twitter I’m Senator Elvi, always..... "Listening and Representing Your Interests!” Alaska Senate Democrats | Capitol Building, 4th Avenue & Main Street, Juneau, AK 99801 Unsubscribe [email protected] Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by [email protected]
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