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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
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
Success or bust?

...move forward building a bridge, so long as they secure the proper federal loans and bonding issues," said Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak.He added that the change to the bill, "Takes away any ambiguity about who is responsible for getting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-27/success-or-bust
State | AK legislature
Legislature ends session

...move forward building a bridge, so long as they secure the proper federal loans and bonding issues," said Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak.He added that the change to the bill, "Takes away any ambiguity about who is responsible for getting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-25/legislature-ends-session
Local | 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
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/committee-approves-audit-ferry-repairs
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch: Golf, Constitution, judges

...this week, with House Finance aiming for the closeout of subcommittee work on the budget by month's end.Rep. Alan Austerman, the committee co-chair, told reporters the House version of the operating budget will probably include less in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-10/three-things-watch-golf-constitution-ju
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

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