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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
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
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
State workers to get layoff warning

...all night if we have to," he said. "I don't think any of us wants those pink slips to go out tomorrow."Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, quickly responded that the messages state workers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-01/state-workers-get-layoff-warning
Local | AK legislature
Budget deal in Senate's hands

...R-Anchorage, referred the budget bill to the Senate's finance committee, which held a hearing at 1 p.m. Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks and co-chairman of the committee, said during the hearing that the committee would recess and come...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-31/budget-deal-senates-hands
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

...an agreement."It's pointless to hold meetings until you have those agreements," said committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.Committee member Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said the Senate is not part of the problem when...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/senate-finance-we-cant-work-until-house
State | AK legislature
Alaska editorial: Taking an ill-deserved recess, despite plenty of work left to be done

...Members of the majority have chided the new governor on his inexperience in dealing with the legislative branch - Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, likened Gov. Walker's call to a special session to "stamping his feet" - but before claiming the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-07/taking-ill-deserved-recess-despite-pl
Opinion

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