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State workers to get layoff warning

...said. "I don't think any of us wants those pink slips to go out tomorrow."Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, quickly responded that the messages state workers will receive today are "notifications...
Local | AK legislature
Budget deal in Senate's hands

...budget bill to the Senate's finance committee, which held a hearing at 1 p.m. Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and co-chairman of the committee, said during the hearing that the committee would recess and come up with a plan of its own. On...
State | AK legislature
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...minority-offered alternatives to offset costs, like revisiting the state's oil tax credit system.Senate Finance Committee co-chairman Pete Kelly said in a phone interview that he thinks the budget can be sorted out before the end of this special session...
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said of potentially tapping those pots.House Finance Committee Co-Chairman Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said he didn't think there was much appetite to tap those funds, but he said different...
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...agreement can be reached on Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to expand and reform Medicaid.House Finance Committee co-chairman Steve Thompson, whose committee has been hearing Walker's bill this week, said he is concerned with whether thousands...
Jeb Bush's emails detail donor communications

...Another financial backer who sought to sway Bush was Guzzetta, a Boca Raton real estate developer who was finance co-chairman of Bush's gubernatorial campaign. Bush was the best man at Guzzetta's wedding.In email messages, Guzzetta urged...
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Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...75. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures) is 68. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 65. Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 64.Rock musician and composer Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) is 64. World Golf...
Judging judicial selections

...27 interview. "It's been scandal-free, corruption-free and generally gets good marks." Carpeneti, who is co-chairman of the nonprofit Justice Not Politics, fears SJR3 would politicize what currently is a balanced system."If you put...
State | AK legislature
Kelly says he doesn't think he can support expansion

JUNEAU - A co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday that he doesn't think he can support Medicaid expansion.Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks...
State | AK legislature
Former FDMS principal runs for school board

...Vice President Sean O'Brien and Juneau Economic Development Council Executive Director Brian Holst. Holst was the co-chairman of the school board's community Budget Committee this year.Milliron said he decided to file as a write-in candidate...


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