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House Republicans return to Capitol to face leadership mess

...Ryan yields to his colleagues' pleas, conservatives are increasingly serving notice that the 45-year-old House Ways and Means Committee chairman will have to audition for the job just like anyone else, despite widespread support.That suggests...
Nation and World
Ryan weighs job of House speaker

...views on taxes, health and trade, perhaps more clearly than he could as speaker. He's chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and can push bills through that panel spotlighting how he'd address those major issues.Ryan as speaker...
Nation and World
After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

...forwarded his memo to Reps. Paul Ryan and Sander Levin. Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, chairs the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee; Levin, of Michigan, is that panel's ranking Democrat. Members of Congress have criticized the NFL and...
Senate urges $6 billion oil investment on North Slope

...entire production by 2010, Tax division director Dan Dickinson said in a recent presentation to the Alaska House Ways and Means Committee. Dickinson's testimony came during consideration of legislation to amend the state's production tax...
Sales tax gaining steam

The state could begin implementing its first year-round statewide sales tax under a bill that passed the House Ways and Means Committee Monday. Exemptions to the state sales tax Child care services. Prescription drugs and health care services...
Lawmakers shuffle funds for dividends rentals, vehicle registration and business licenses. Three weeks before the end of the session, the House Ways and Means Committee proposed a 3 percent statewide sales tax that would have raised between $300 million and $400 million a year...
Some progress, but work remains

...and low points of the 2004 session. As chairman of the House State Affairs Committee, vice-chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, legislative liaison to the stranded gas negotiations, a member of the Legislative Council, and in my role...
Rep. Weyhrauch won't run again tuition, Weyhrauch said. Now completing his second term in the Alaska House, he is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and also sits on the powerful House Finance Committee. Weyhrauch backed funding for the Juneau-access highway...
Weyhrauch to seek ideas on retirement shortfall

...Weyhrauch said at a weekly luncheon for the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Aspen Hotel. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Weyhrauch and other panel members will conduct public hearings next month in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks...
Alaska editorial: Special would be to not have an extra legislative session so special about that? Special would be to not have one. Along the same lines, we're glad to see the House Ways and Means Committee will hold meetings this summer and fall in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau to address a $5.7 billion shortfall...


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