Rep. Ben Carpenter
Alaska House of Representatives, District 8

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Bill Highlight HB 194 Executive Budget Act

Sponsor Statement Alaska’s government spends twice as much as other states, but its policy performance is abysmal. When national rankings of performance metrics in key social and economic areas are released, we often come close to the bottom. Alaska’s economic

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Bill Highlight HB 302: EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT BENEFITS/SBS

Sponsor Statement   HB 302 proposes enhancements to defined contribution retirement plans for teachers, police officers, and firefighters, offering a more affordable alternative compared to traditional defined benefit plans. These enhancements align with national workforce trends, acknowledging the changing nature

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Representative Carpenter’s Committee Membership

Here is a list of all the committees I am a part of for the duration of the 33rd Legislature.   Chair House Legislative Budget & Audit Chair House Ways & Means Co-Chair House Victims Advocate Selection Committee Member House Fish & Game (Fin Sub) Member House Administration

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Balanced Budget

Four Point Fiscal Focus

The four-point fiscal focus is one of my top priorities this session. The goal is to open the door for conversation and help the legislature take imperative steps towards a healthy and long-term fiscal plan for Alaska. My areas of

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Constitutional Convention Debate on KBBI

    Wednesday Morning on KBBI’ s show “Coffee Table”, former State House Representative Paul Seaton and I debated on the Constitutional Convention (Ballot Measure 1). You can listen to it here KBBI’s Alaska Constitutional Convention Debate.

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