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Stalemate on education reform continues money."If it's not (in the BSA), you really don't know if it's going to be there," said Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer.The House proposed $185 in the BSA this year with $30 million in one-shot money, to be followed by...
State | Local | AK legislature
Legislators worry that bill could create more school districts

...elements that could be incorporated into Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill, also before the committee.Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, said Gattis' bill could create new school districts."We are at a fundamental stage of creating new...
State | AK legislature
House Resources advances gas line bill

...progress toward a final investment decision. Balash said he believed the intent of the provision, offered by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, was to give the state leverage "that is not quite nuclear hand grenade, but almost."He said he could...
State | AK legislature
Education = economic growth

...Wilson also proposed a bill (HB 245) that would end the local funding requirement. Even her Republican colleague Paul Seaton criticized this proposal, noting that if the state didn't backfill funding, we could lose $200 million in education...
School vouchers move step closer to ballot box

...schools when most people who send their kids to private schools already have the funds to do that," Manning said.Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, said the base student allocation would have to be raised by $500 to offset the loss in funding if voters...
State | Local
Bill will end required education contribution

...This Ketchikan lawsuit may prevail," said Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, told the committee.Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, said if the bill passes, it may force the state to spend an additional $200 million on education, a...
State | AK legislature
Invasive species bill advances in House

...Fisheries Committee Tuesday and will now come before the House Resources Committee.House Bill 89, introduced by Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, would authorize the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to control or eradicate invasive species in Alaskan...
Invasive aquatic species response bill advances to Finance

...although allocations included in the bill for temporary state employee positions were stripped out.Homer Republican Rep. Paul Seaton's House Bill 89 would create a rapid response fund and require the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to work with...
House passes cruise ship wastewater bill

...Democrats said Johnson agreed to do this on behalf of Minority Leader Beth Kerttula, who had an excused absence.Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, was the only Republican who voted against the bill.HB80, from Gov. Sean Parnell, would change how...
House Finance Committee looks at DOT&PF budget

...Capital Improvement Program receipts and the International Airport Revenue Fund.Responding to a question from Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, Legislative Finance Division analyst Rob Carpenter said in a subcommittee meeting Monday evening that...


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