Refine Search

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:;
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Committee approves audit on ferry repairs

...the state sues over how the repairs were done, the audit would be put on hold until the case is resolved.Rep. Alan Austerman requested that an audit look at the contract award. He wanted a review to determine whether bid specifications were...
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...
State | AK legislature
Budget officials grilled on 10-year plan

...That's slightly less than what Parnell initially proposed for his spending plan for next year.Committee co-chair Alan Austerman said that doesn't seem to fit with reality with the billions of dollars in increased costs the Legislature is anticipating...
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...
State | AK legislature
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback