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Assembly uneasy with requests for funding increases

...there is no change in the law (if the governor vetoes SB 84), if SB 84 passes and if it passes along with the energy relief bill.If there is no change, the city's contribution to the district will fall by $204,000 and the total district...
Palin proposes $1,200 energy relief rebates

...starting point for a discussion with the Legislature about how to provide relief from high energy costs." Two energy relief bills failed in the last legislative session. One, by Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, made it to the House Finance...
Alaskans to receive $1,200 in energy relief

The Alaska Legislature on Thursday passed a nearly $1 billion energy relief bill that will provide Alaskans eligible for a 2008 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend with an extra $1,200, along with an estimated...
Lawmakers expect a quiet end to session

...establish a $300 million renewable energy fund. An energy relief bill, also sponsored by Thomas, calling for an for the Senate Finance Committee, said energy relief bills will be a priority. "We are trying to address the...
Palin to offer plans for state energy relief

...hurting, and we need relief now." The legislative session that concluded in April considered but did not act on energy relief bills. A House bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas Jr., R-Haines, would have boosted Alaska Permanent Fund dividends...
Legislators wait for word on energy plan

...Fourth of July holiday, legislative leaders say. That will leave them having to decide whether to consider Palin's energy relief bill either while they are considering AGIA, after they've taken action on AGIA, or to suspend work on AGIA to take...
Palin energy bill proposes replacing lost aviation revenue

...the state's municipal airports - including tens of thousands of dollars for Juneau International Airport. In her energy relief bill now being considered in a special session of the Alaska Legislature, Palin proposed allocating $150,00 to make...
Political leaders say Cowdery should quit

...and the budget. Green said she saw no reason for him to abstain from voting on the gas pipeline proposal or the energy relief bills being heard this month should he be in town to vote. "I see no connection (in the charges) to anything that...
Legislature heads for showdown

...far apart. Three days after the Senate passed its energy relief bill, the House has yet to pass its version, raising...shocked by its severity. During the last session, energy relief bills in the House and Senate were unable to reach the...
PFD checks to be distributed early

...a Lundberg Survey. Despite the cost disparity, consensus among lawmakers for help was not easily achieved. The energy relief bill generated tremendous debate before being passed with about two hours left in the special legislative session. Some...


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