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Governor's pension plan gets municipal support

...about $340 million. Trust-fund earnings would eventually be used to pay benefits.Committee co-chair Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, said if the municipal share went up, that would help with upfront payments toward the liability...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/governors-pension-plan-gets-municipal-s
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska can't afford two mega-energy projects

...legislators, "We are spending about $7 billion and our revenue is only $5 billion." House Finance Committee co-chair Alan Austerman has also done the math. Early in this year's session he told the Associated Press, "state legislators this year...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-two-mega-e
Opinion
Photo: Anybody out there?

House Majority Caucus members Finance Co-Chair Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, left, Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Rules Chair...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/photo-anybody-out-there
Local
Legislators, please take your seats and listen

...testimony on one of its house bills. The chair was Rep. Alan Austerman. The exact bill and of what it entails is not important...we demand more from our elected officials: rep.alan.austerman@akleg.gov; rep.bill.stoltze@akleg.gov...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-03-14/legislators-please-take-your-seats-an
Letters
Austerman: Talks underway on pensions

...and fellow majority members are discussing possible options for addressing the state's pension obligation.Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, said in a recent interview that "everything" is on the table, including possible contribution increases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-18/austerman-talks-underway-pensions
State | AK legislature
Alaska House approves $9.1 billion operating budget, rejects Democratic amendments

...still have invested wisely in our priority areas of education, transportation and natural resources," said Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, the finance committee co-chairman.The proposal, which must be passed by the Senate, reduces general...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/alaska-house-approves-91-billion-operat
State | AK legislature
Gov. reiterates call for action on pension issue

...before the scheduled end of session, lawmakers have not yet decided how best to address the issue.Last week, Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, a co-chair of the House Finance Committee, said "everything" was on the table in discussions with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-23/gov-reiterates-call-action-pension-issu
State | AK legislature
House's budget claims conceal retirement spending

...the budget was passed."This is a conservative budget that proposes to spend less than the current year," Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, said during the floor presentation of the budget Thursday. "We have to separate our wants from our...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/houses-budget-claims-conceal-retirement
State | AK legislature
Gov told to 'hold the line' in union talks

...Chenault, Senate President Charlie Huggins and the co-chairs of the House and Senate Finance committees, Reps. Alan Austerman and Bill Stoltze and Sens. Pete Kelly and Kevin Meyer.One of the benefits for current and retired ferry workers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/gov-told-hold-line-union-talks
State | AK legislature
Facing a spectrum of choice, Alaska Legislature considers compromise on school funding

...factored in."The BSA is just one part of the formula," Chenault said.A document prepared by staff to Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, shows that school foundation funding increased from $1.063 billion in 2011 to $1.143 billion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-08/facing-spectrum-choice-alaska-legislatu
State | AK legislature

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