Articles written by Rep. Rebecca Himschoot

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  • Capitol Updates

    Rep. Rebecca Himschoot|Apr 11, 2024

    ­Dear Friends and Neighbors: The House Finance Committee wrapped up debate on amendments to the operating budget Thursday evening and moved the budget out of subcommittee on Friday. Amendments to the budget are being considered on the House floor this week. After we consider over 100 amendments the budget will be debated and voted on. If there is support, the budget will pass the House and then be considered by the Senate. Usually, the differences between the House and Senate versions of the operating budget are worked out in a conference...

  • Capitol Updates

    Rep. Rebecca Himschoot|Mar 7, 2024

    ­Dear Friends and Neighbors: Last week the House debated amendments to House Joint Resolution 7, which would add language to the Constitution that would obligate the state to pay out a dividend in the amount in state law. We will continue to debate the resolution this week. In order for this constitutional amendment to go into effect, it must pass the House and Senate by a two thirds vote and then be approved by a majority vote of Alaskans in a referendum. Bills that Passed the House last Week HB 148, AK PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP, ELIGIBILITY...

  • Capitol Updates

    Rep. Rebecca Himschoot|May 25, 2023

    ­Dear Friends and Neighbors: It has been an honor to serve as your representative for the first session of the 33rd Alaska State Legislature. Some good things are happening. A Budget Deal is Reached —The final budget is balanced, provides a $1300 PFD, and includes additional funding to support childcare and Head Start programs across the state. These early childhood education additions are a great way to help build Alaska’s economy, improve education outcomes, and support working families. The Senate budget that was eventually adopted didn...

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