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Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

...AKLNG project."Taking gas reserves tax off the call is going to be a real game changer," said Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, in a text message to KTUU-TV's Austin Baird. "We shouldn't be near as long.""This is good...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers plan hearings instead of mass briefing

...start Saturday and legislative leaders feel more can be accomplished through the legislative process.Senate President Kevin Meyer says committees will meet "as soon as we gavel in."A Walker spokeswoman had said Walker's office would hold an...
Empire Editorial: Build the money factory to keep Alaska solvent

...spent locally creates other local jobs, helping Southeast Alaska stay vibrant and livable.Alaska Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, has said the "devil is in the details" of this proposal.We agree. The Alaska Legislature should...
Gov. Walker rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into state's money factory

...revenue - such as a sales tax or income tax - would still be needed to balance the budget without using savings.Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage and the Senate President, said the next step will be to see the governor's complete budget plan...
In Alaska Legislature, questions about legality of TransCanada buyout

...the offramp was going to go off a closed road," he said.With the authority question unresolved, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, have met with Gov. Bill Walker to request that he...
State | AK legislature
Special session set for return to Juneau

...Alaska House and a three-quarters vote of the Alaska Senate. In an interview earlier this week, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, expressed some concerns about using the CBR.In an emailed statement, Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau...
State | AK legislature
Walker expected to call special session

...need all 30 days, the final day of the session would be Nov. 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said the goal will be to finish the special session's work before 30 days."I'm hoping it's...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The borderline personality of Alaska's GOP

...penny-pinching politicians think it's perfectly fine to waste money suing the governor. It was Sen. President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, who claimed their decision to go to court was "a question of authority and process and our constitution...
My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

...of dollars outside the limits of our constitutional process. Today we stand to defend the power of the purse.? Kevin Meyer, R-Alaska, is president of the Alaska Senate, and Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Alaska, is speaker of the Alaska House...
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...go back to a third special session" on the topic. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, were traveling Thursday and were unavailable for comment.When asked if the Legislature could sue the...


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