Your Testimony is Needed. Speak Out Against the Bailout for Big Oil.


The following is reprinted from Representative Les Gara of Anchorage.

This is just a reminder that perhaps the most important bill we’ll discuss this year, HB 110,  will be open for public testimony in the House Finance Committee today and tomorrow.

Below is an excerpt paragraph I sent out early this week surrounding the House Finance Committee debate.  Your voice is important as we cast these decisions for our future.

Do you know where your Legislative Information Office is located? Click here for a complete list for around the state.  LIO’s provide the technology needed to communicate the most effectively using the recording systems, and it is encouraged to testify there.  The off-net number will be provided by calling our office, 907-465-2647.

Thursday (today) March 24 from 5pm to 8pm

Friday (tomorrow) March 25 from 3pm to 7pm

Oil Tax Public Testimony

On Monday, the House Finance Committee held a hearing where only those who support the Governor’s $2 billion per year oil tax rollback were invited to speak.  On Thursday and Friday, you get your chance to speak out; something I think should have been allowed at Monday’s hearing.  Testimony will be held at your city’s Legislative Information Office (716 W. 4th Ave. in Anchorage) Thursday, March 24, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday, March 25, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  If an LIO is not accessible to you, call us and we can provide a call-in number.

Here’s a link to last week’s newsletter, and Anchorage Dispatch editorial, on why I think we can adopt a smarter policy than to simply reduce the state’s share of our oil revenue by $2 billion a year – for potentially nothing in exchange.

Anchorage State Rep. Les Gara


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