What bills have been passed by the Alaska Legislature

Here are some links to find out what is happening in Juneau on this final day of the session.

Good luck getting on it this final day of the session, but  here is the page on the Alaska Legislature’s official site that shows what bills have passed as of when you search the site.

There are instructions from me on how to use the Bills Passed Page below, or click on this link to the original post.

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Here’s where you’ll find a listing and links to all the House Majority’s Press Releases.  You might want to bookmark it and refer back to it after the session when they have time to write lots of press releases about all the different bills that they passed……………..

Summary of new items posted on the Alaska Senate Majority website.  Click on the bar labeled “Breaking News” which is gold in color and under the main photo. Same as above, you may want to bookmark this page so you can what they say about bills after the session.

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The House Democratic (Minority) Caucus is also posting news and commentaries on bills. Look to bottom of page to see Twitter and Facebook posts.

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The Senate Democratic (Minority) Caucus has a lot of posts, Twitter, and Facebook comments going up in these final hours.  Look near the bottom of the page for the current info.

 

 

Request for help from Jetpack about SPAM emails

Hi,

I hope you can help as I have reached the end of my rope. Plus your system will never work for the people that I do websites for unless there is a fix.

I’ve tolerated this too long and will fix this this week even if it means going to a different system, which from Googling the issue, it looks like I will.

I also do websites and your plug-in widget sign-up is great for letting people know when a new post is posted.  I’d like to use it on websites I design for people who know nothing about marketing or dealing with websites. Simple…make a post…and people who sign up will get a notice by email.

Unfortunately, I cannot in good conscious recommend your system given all the trouble I have.

I must get 100+ emails a day with new SPAM subscribers.

Can you tell me how to fix this, or recommend a different system that would work for “newbie” website owners and basic internet marketers like those whose sites I build?

Here’s a link to where I posted a Jing of one page of subscribers so you can see what I’m talking about.

http://www.leghead.com/request-for-help-from-jetpack-about-spam-emails/

Thanks.

Information on Alaska Capital and Operating Budgets

Alaska’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budgets.

Funding for new fiscal year which begins July 1st.

Where Does Alaska’s Money Go?

The state’s Operating Budget controls the day-to-day expenses of running the state, including staff, office supplies and the telephone bill.

The Capital Budget determines what is spent on infrastructure and big ticket items like buildings and trucks.

I tell people to think of the Capitol Building, where the legislature meets. That Capitol Building is spelled with an “O” while the Capital Budget uses an “A”. If they do work on the building or decide to build a new one, the money for the Capitol Building would be in the Capital Budget.

A third budget that you hear mentioned is the Mental Health Trust Budget. State statute requires that mental health funding be presented in a separate appropriation bill, making it easier to track what funds the state invests in that area.

The Operating Budget is HB266.                 How much does Alaska have in Savings?

The Mental Health Budget is HB 267.

And the Capital Budget is SB 119.

Resources:

Understanding Alaska’s Budget  –  A great source of simple-to-understand materials on the budget and how it works. Lots of colorful charts, pies and graphics.  Site was commissioned by the legislature to help Alaskans understand the budget. (This is where these great, colorful graphics came from.)

Ballotpedia — Quick overview of budget with lots of links to sources.

Alaska’s Mental Health Trust Fund Budget — The lesser known “third” budget the Alaska Legislature approves.

Alaska Office of Management and Budget — Home Page, links to more on right and in header at top of page.

OMB Links for 2015 Operating, Capitol Budgets — With links to 20-million pages of information and backup data.

Glossary of Budget Terms — In case you get confused reading through those 20-million pages of information and backup data.

Our spending per person is higher than any other state. It is worth noting that states with smaller populations generally have high per capita spending.

Citizen’s Guide to Alaska Budget — (Opens in PDF format) One of those old goodies from the Legislature that explains how the process works.

Swiss Army Knife Guide to Alaska Budget Process –  (Opens in PDF format)

You have not lived until you’ve read through the Swiss Army Knife.  It was updated in 2012,  so it’s pretty snazzy compared to the old classic version. This a “Classic” for all the right reasons.

It’s what the Alaska Legislature uses to teach staff and new legislators about how the budget process works.

What is Happening in Juneau Today and Tomorrow

Keep Checking Back Here to see a Quick Summary of Bill Activity

Updated Several Times Per Day

Morning Minutes – Provided by the House Majority Republican Caucus

Shows listings of bills, where they are, what action was taken–both in committee and on House Floor, and what to expect the next day.

 

     Senate Night Notes – Provided by Senate Majority Republican Caucus

Daily summary of Senate Activities including committees, Floor session and what to expect the next

Alaska Senate Democrats News Room

The Senate Minority’s take on what’s happening in the Legislature and with different bills.

 

Alaska House Democrats Website

This takes you to home page of House Minority’s website, includes recent Press Releases and Commentary.

 

Governor to Host Virtual Town Hall Wed. 16th at 6 pm

Governor to Host Virtual Town Hall Wed. 16th at 6 pm

Got a question you’d like to ask the governor?

Gov. Sean Parnell will host

a Virtual Town Hall Meeting

on Wed. at 6 p.m.

You can send questions to him. You can also watch the Town Hall live on Facebook and the Governor’s website.

Here are the links:

Send your questions now to AskAKGov@alaska.gov, post them on the Governor’s Facebook page, or tweet using #AskAKGov.

You can follow along during the Virtual Town Hall at  #AskAKGov on Twitter or watch live on Parnell’s  Facebook page or gov.alaska.gov/askakgov.

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