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My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

...the people of Alaska, and I have no reason to doubt he does, he should work to reform the system we have.? Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, is co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-medicaid-e
Opinion
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...that could help the economy of a state facing budget deficits amid low oil prices.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said regardless of the federal money, the state can't afford the Medicaid system it has now."Adding tens of thousands...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/alaska-gov-bill-walker-announces-intent
State
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...Salary1) Sheila Peterson - Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla - Majority - $10,483 per month2) James Armstrong - Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks - Majority - $10,404 per month3) Rynnieva Moss - Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole - Majority...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/who-are-legislatures-top-earners
State | AK legislature
Where things stand in the state

...majority would take "some of the madness out of how we make our budgets," said Senate Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.With that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant people...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-03/where-things-stand-state
Local
Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...notices being sent if possible to spare additional stress from being put on workers, though Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, also has said that he regarded that as a soft deadline.Alaska has billions of dollars in reserves...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/senate-finance-rolls-out-proposal-meant
State
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...alternatives to offset costs, like revisiting the state's oil tax credit system.Senate Finance Committee co-chairman Pete Kelly said in a phone interview that he thinks the budget can be sorted out before the end of this special session. He wasn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/questions-linger-date-lawmakers-reconve
State
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...times of low oil prices, why shouldn't the state do likewise and adjust tax credits. Instead, according to Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, this idea is a "red herring." And voila - oil taxes escape the list of budgetary options. Did it...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/my-turn-anger-over-education-cuts-are
Opinion
Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

...to go down.After the short committee meeting, Senate Finance co-chair and conference committee vice chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said reconsidering ferry funding is "saying to the minority that we don't agree anymore.""We...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/ferry-budget-add-backs-reconsidered
State | AK legislature
House Democrats, Walker see Medicaid expansion as priority

...Medicaid costs have been a long-standing problem, and finding a solution will probably take time, too, said Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks."So I invite the governor to do quality work rather than hurried work, and let's look at this thing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-democrats-walker-see-medicaid-exp
State
My Turn: Stand up and stop the crazy education cuts

...added up to another $47.6 million. If this move is a political ploy to have more negotiation leverage, as Sen. Pete Kelly stated, it's all the more reason to follow this topic. Apparently, and behind closed doors, the plan will be to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-09/my-turn-stand-and-stop-crazy-educatio
Opinion

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