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Amended capital budget clears Senate committee

...another $5 million is set to be reappropriated for an aquatic center at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.Senate Finance Co-Chairman Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said that crafting the capital budget, which totals almost $2.03 billion in...
Hundreds of millions in bonds on Nov.6 ballot Mackenzie."Those two projects turn the entire bond package into a poison pill," Shavelson said.But Senate Finance co-chairman Bert Stedman, who was instrumental in putting the bond package together, said passing the bonds doesn't...
Ferry money suddenly a possibility

...pre-fire service levels. Hudson said he and House Finance Co-Chairman Bill Williams of Ketchikan worked with Senate Finance Co-Chairman Pete Kelly of Fairbanks on boosting ferry funding. The deal materialized early Monday morning. Previously...
Lawmakers extend session more efficient to let Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles call a special session on a limited agenda of bills. Senate Finance Co-Chairman Pete Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican, blamed the impasse on the Democrats, who he said presented ever-changing...
Senate rejects income tax

...against the tax, primarily because they don't believe the public is ready for major new revenue measures. Senate Finance Co-Chairman Dave Donley, an Anchorage Republican, said that imposing new taxes makes no sense before structural reforms...
Republicans ponder exit strategies

...funds. "We're talking to them. But the fact is, we've got a plan and we're moving on with it," said Senate Finance Co-Chairman Pete Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican, in an interview Saturday. Democrats' refusal to go along with the necessary...
State looks at merging school districts

...whether Alaska's smallest school districts should be combined with other districts. Gov. Frank Murkowski and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Gary Wilken, a Fairbanks Republican, are pushing the consolidation idea, which is almost certain to be opposed...
Anger mounts over park, road closures

...forced to close - and most of us are going to have to leave our homes and lose everything we have invested!!" Senate Finance Co-Chairman Pete Kelly, a Fairbanks Republican, said Thursday that legislators restored some of the original cut in DOT's...
Update: House OKs RCA compromise

...up at the hearing with park closure signs he removed from a Matanuska-Susitna Borough campground recently. Senate Finance Co-Chairman Dave Donley, an Anchorage Republican, said he had hoped to take a look at road maintenance cuts, as well...
Taylor backs off on new commission

...Murkowski is the heavy favorite to be the Republican nominee for governor. In other special session developments, Senate Finance Co-Chairman Pete Kelly said late this afternoon that there will be no action on the governor's request for $2.6 million...


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