Personal letters are the best method of showing support for an issue. Especially when it is in the writer's own words. Note: All legislators have the same address during the legislative session: Alaska State Capitol, Juneau, AK 99801
Here is an easy to use draft for you to consider as you craft your support letters. Remember legislators want to hear your about your personal or corporate support.
Education Tax Credit sunsets 12/31/18 unless you act now
Legislation to extend the life of this important corporate tax credit is currently under consideration. SB 116 and HB 233 would extend the sunset date to 2025, providing incentives for corporate donors to contribute in support of education, while receiving tax credits for contributions. The bill maintains the current level of qualifying donations up to $5 million per year.
Points to consider for letters and brief testimony:
The credit encourages partnerships between industry and education.
The credit has a proven history of developing a highly skilled and educated Alaskan workforce.
The credit ensures the University and Voc-Tec centers are producing the skills employers need.
Personal stories of how this credit has encouraged development and retention of an Alaskan workforce are best.
Letters of support for Education Tax Credits: