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Senate opts for big education funding boost

...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.Democrats...
Senators weighing education options

...bills to come together in the Senate this session could be the education package.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer says members are trying to figure out what they want in their version of HB278. Meyer has charts in his office breaking...
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...increase to the minimum wage."The people want this, and that's our job to do the will of the people," said Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage and co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee.Opponents are skeptical of the timing of the legislation...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters

...Capitol: Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, Sen. Lesil McGuire (served in the House in 2002 and 2003), Sen. Kevin Meyer (served in the House in 2002 and 2003) and Sen. Gary Stevens (was in the House in 2002 and in the Senate in 2003...
Alaska Senate passes $2.2B capital budget

...defended the budget as fair and reasonable, given the state's budget situation.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer said he thought members had done a good job of trying to limit spending while also addressing critical needs in the...
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...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 it has started...
State | AK legislature
Education funding fix passes House, moves to Senate the $3 billion proposed by Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.During a press availability Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage and co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, also said the Legislature may wait to find a long-term...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate criminalizes cyber bullying

...Wednesday passed a bill making cyber bullying a misdemeanor offense.Senate Bill 128, sponsored by Republican Senator Kevin Meyer of Anchorage, makes it illegal for those under the age of 18 to use electronic devises to bully others.Meyer says...
State | AK legislature
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment

...somewhere else, then I think that we've got to be able to have that ability to pick that talent," he said.Sen. Kevin Meyer, who sponsored the domestic violence council bill, said he didn't know how he felt about the "hijacking" of that...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...come to any conclusion yet on what 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...
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