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Alaska Editorial: State's budget situation isn't dire, but only because of recent savings

...Fund.It was a bipartisan solution. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, designed the income tax and House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, endorsed it. Without that income tax, Porter said at the time, the Legislature soon would have...
Rep. Guess makes big decision on House floor

...who then introduced Tyson to the House. After a round of applause for the couple, Guess addressed House Speaker Brian Porter, "My family doesn't know yet so ..." "We won't tell a soul," Porter said, chuckling. By afternoon, Guess...
Lawmakers extend session

After Rep. Gretchen Guess' fiance was introduced during a House floor session Tuesday, Speaker Brian Porter quipped: "Well, something significant is going to happen today, anyway." Many hours later, with significant work undone...
Republicans ponder exit strategies

...a laugh at Taylor's expense. "If you don't like the decision, you don't shoot the judge," quipped Speaker Brian Porter, as the bill moved out of the House. The House also passed the school bonds package and debt reimbursement for "urban...
Lawmakers finally call halt to special session

...certainly be fresh in the public minds what they have done and what they haven't done this session." House Speaker Brian Porter, in a press release Tuesday night, said the Republican majority had made significant progress. "We have made special...
Randy Phillips stepping down from Senate post

...who announced their retirement this year. Senate President Rick Halford, a Chugiak Republican, and House Speaker Brian Porter, an Anchorage Republican, also are leaving the Legislature after this year. Also leaving the Legislature is Senate...
RCA gets 1 more year

...was Knowles who was playing politics in the special session. "This has got nothing to do with vets," House Speaker Brian Porter said Wednesday night, as Senate Democrats made a last stand on the issue. Porter, an Anchorage Republican, contends...
11 named to panel to tackle salmon industry troubles

...a 50 percent improvement would mean a bleak year for the industry. Senate President Rick Halford and House Speaker Brian Porter named the task force, which includes four lawmakers and seven public members. In addition to Stevens, the members...
Anchorage mayor sues redistricting board

...and a handful of Republican leaders also met the deadline for challenging the board's election map. House Speaker Brian Porter, an Anchorage Republican, called the plan "obviously gerrymandering" and others said it violated the state constitution...
Looming budget crunch gets another review

...state's residents understand the problem, neither a tax or using permanent fund money is feasible," said Rep. Brian Porter, an Anchorage Republican and the retiring House speaker. "When the public is faced with the choice: tax me or take...


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