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Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid the current per-pupil funding formula.Alaska doesn't have a state sales or personal income tax, and Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said he'd like to keep it that way."In order to do that, we have two choices, and that is...
Legislators file first round of bills

...unconstitutional and is no longer in effect.) Would appear on the 2016 general election ballot. Senate bills? SB 1 - Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Kenai - Increases the number of places where smoking is prohibited.? SB 2 - Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage...
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Walker needs to get back to thinking outside the box

...was commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. I have also discussed this idea with lawmakers." My Sen. Peter Micciche even borrowed a book I own to consider this outside-the-box thinking. Few politicians are statesman today. They...
Kenai assembly considers vote-by-mail elections

...Tuesday's borough assembly meeting.Last year, the borough saw about 21 percent of voters turn out, which Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said is "dismal at best."While costs are estimated to rise if elections are held by mail, Smith...
Residents prepare to evacuate as fire grows

...she said."We've been sleeping in shifts at my house," she said.More than 200 people, including area Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, and Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, attended a meeting at Tustumena Elementary School in Kasilof...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...finished - also found staffers packing up offices and hallways dotted with boxes and bales of bubble wrap. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, helped lead an Easter egg hunt for children of lawmakers and aides on the Senate floor earlier in...
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...folks realize that there really is not a benefit for those wishing for the initiative process to occur," said Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna.In the 1977 Alaska Supreme Court case Warren v. Thomas, then-Justice Roger Conner wrote, "the...
State | AK legislature
Proposal to buy Anchorage office withdrawn

...applied to the building but not to the ground and parking, or wanted more time to consider other options. Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, the council's vice chair, said he could not say what future councils might do or what the council...
State | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...staff who has significant experience in this area really found - no fault in the governor's plan," said Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna. "It infuses some cash that helps not have today's debt be as much of an impact on our kids and...
State | Local | AK legislature
Students, teachers, parents rally against vouchers

...a partisan issue.""It's not a Democratic or Republican issue, it's an Alaskan issue," she said.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, attended the rally to help him understand all sides of the issues at hand, he said. Micciche said...


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