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Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget

...House is more generous and would make it easy to deliver the additional money to the Defense Department.But Senate budget hawks such as Pat Toomey, R-Pa., have insisted on a procedural hurdle that would force defense hawks to muster 60 votes...
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...and will pay for environmental research, private land buyouts, recreation projects and historic preservation work. Budget hawks, however, allied with property rights activists, are lined up against the bill. Congress is expected to vote Wednesday...
Outside editorial: End absurd budget farce

...getting seriously frustrated. "Take 'yes' for an answer," pleaded Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., arguing that budget hawks had won a significant victory. They should listen to him so they can end this silly process and begin to tackle the...
Alaska editorial: Lawmakers should keep future in mind while crafting budget

...grown substantially, but the important thing in the mind of Sen. Wilken - and he doesn't have a reputation as a budget hawk - is the unsustainability of the budget. Over time, and with the mandatory increases in fixed costs, the state won't...
Sales tax faces Southeast opposition

...go into effect only if there is no increase in the state general fund for the next fiscal year, a measure added by budget hawks in another committee. Whitaker has pointed out that most states have a sales tax and that most of those have municipal...
Alaska Digest

...Legislative Finance Division Thursday evening, but division Director David Teal estimated about $8 million was added back. Budget hawks on the committee say the product is too big. That's partly due to the size of the governor's original request...
Tax debate opens on House floor

...first. Knowles has declined to say what he would do if such a bill came to his desk. Rep. Vic Kohring, a Republican budget hawk from Wasilla, offered an amendment to the sales tax bill calling for a public vote before the tax could go into effect...
Campbell to run for lieutenant governor and to ensure individual liberties and freedoms are not threatened by state government. He called himself a budget hawk. "I want to make sure Alaska residents never have to pay an income tax, or statewide sales tax, to receive the services...
No issue with mayor's pay

...did not take transition pay. The Democrats' press release called on Sullivan to pay the money back. What was the budget hawk doing taking city pay before the inauguration, they asked. He was doing the work of transition that the municipal...
Vote's no; what now?

...the plan voters objected too, though there were probably a lot of different reasons. Hudson said he's concerned budget hawks will try to hack away at public services. ``Do they want us to go farther than trimming around the edges (of the...


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