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Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...Department of Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck said during a presentation of the state revenue forecast to the Senate Finance Committee that changing the oil tax structure again is not on the governor's to-do list. Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...begin Monday at a joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary committees. The bill also has been referred to Senate Finance Committee, from which it would have to advance before being scheduled for a floor vote.McGuire said she wants the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/lawmakers-want-bill-decriminalize-marij
State | AK legislature
Kelly says he will keep open to possible Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU - A co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee said the state is not on a path to expanding Medicaid.But Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said Thursday that he would keep...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/kelly-says-he-will-keep-open-possible-m
State | AK legislature
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...was including $450 million in federal money for Medicaid expansion, a priority of his. Earlier in the day, Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said the state is not on a path to expanding Medicaid but said he would keep an open mind...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
State | AK legislature
Senators: Everything but taxes, PFD on table to fix budget

...that legislators are reluctant to propose, which is understandable given the prevalent attitude of citizens."Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Kelly said government operations, which have grown over the past 10 years, will be the first to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/senators-everything-taxes-pfd-table-fix
State | AK legislature
Senate panel to consider former commissioners

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee is considering hiring two former state commissioners to help lawmakers review state spending and address massive budget deficits...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/senate-panel-consider-former-commission
State
Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

...statutory or constitutional budget reserves.Tuesday's letter is signed by Senate President-elect Kevin Meyer, Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair and Co-Chair-elect Sens. Pete Kelly and Anna MacKinnon, House Speaker Mike Chenault and House...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/gov-walker-halts-megaprojects
State | AK legislature
Egan to caucus with minority

...majority announced Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, would caucus with them. He will be a member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. With Hoffman, the majority numbers 15."Senator Hoffman's rural representation and depth of experience...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/egan-caucus-minority
State | Local
Republicans hold Alaska Senate majority, organize

...Coghill will remain as majority leader.Sen. Pete Kelly, of Fairbanks, will remain a co-chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, while Sen. Anna Fairclough, of Eagle River, will replace Meyer as the other co-chair.The GOP picked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/republicans-hold-alaska-senate-majority
State
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...the Rules Committee, with Sen. John Coghill of Fairbanks remaining as Senate Majority Leader.Chairing the Senate Finance Committee will be Sen. Anna Fairclough of Eagle River and Sen. Pete Kelly of Fairbanks. Sen. Lyman Hoffman, a veteran...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-09/my-turn-29th-alaska-legislature-has-n
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