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Senators: Everything but taxes, PFD on table to fix budget

...fix," he said. "If we don't have gas, I don't know what the future of this state is going to be."Senate Finance Co-Chair MacKinnon said after the meeting that municipal revenue sharing - a program that distributes a pot of money to Alaska...
State | AK legislature
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...resulted in substantial increases in the state operating budget, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, the current Senate Finance co-chair, has observed. The state's gain was at the expense of the oil producers, who were largely cut out of the benefits...
House education plan saves Juneau $2.1M

...somewhere between $250 and $300 in a BSA increase," she said. Sen. Pete Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican and Senate finance co-chair responsible for the $75-million addition, said the amount was added because it is "somewhere in the neighborhood...
State | Local | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...we're going to do with the pension obligation and unfunded liability," Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage and Senate Finance co-chair, said at a press conference last week.As the state moves into the next decade, which is projected to be one of...
State | Local | AK legislature
Gov. reiterates call for action on pension issue

...running numbers and analyzing the potential effects of different options. Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage and Senate Finance co-chair, said he thought senators were pretty close to the governor but it was a matter of working out all the details...
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...of lawmakers.The budget bill is subject to change. Once it passes the Senate, it will go to the House.Senate Finance co-chair Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, has said that his goals with the budget included having the state finish projects...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Anybody out there?

House Majority Caucus members Finance Co-Chair Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, left, Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski...
House panel moves Gov.'s pension plan

...Senate Finance was meeting on the opposite end of the fifth floor of the Capitol, discussing other options.Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said he is interested in putting more toward the teachers retirement system than Parnell...
State | AK legislature
Senate opts for big education funding boost

...schools the best in the nation, we realized the way we fund education in our state needs to be reevaluated," Senate Finance co-chair Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said in a press release.The announcement didn't elicit cheers from across the aisle...
Success or bust?

...downtown Juneau - a top priority for the Juneau delegation. "It's cheaper to not keep phasing them," House Finance co-chair Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said of the plan.The budget also includes $35 million in funding for the controversial...
State | AK legislature


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