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...
Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

...represents Ketchikan and other District Q communities in southern Southeast once enjoyed the co-chair seat of the Senate Finance Committee. For years he wrote the capital budget. That came to an end a few years ago.While Stedman remains in the...
Panel puts more money for education in budget

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee on Friday included an additional...100 million.During the Senate Finance Committee hearing, Kelly said increasing...their work sooner.The Senate Finance Committee-sponsored education-funding...
State | AK legislature
Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

...the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.It will be up to the House...said in a release.The Senate Finance Committee's rewrite of HB385 calls...driving force behind the Senate Finance Committee's approach was to improve...
State | AK legislature
Timber, languages, Murkowski things to watch

...speed on one of this year's top issues.The Senate Finance Committee is planning two-a-days Wednesday through...project-related hearings on tap.On the budget side, Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer said he would like to...
State | AK legislature
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...
Senate Finance committee pumps up capital projects spending

The Senate Finance Committee Monday rolled out a $2.9 billion capital budget that includes significant funding for Juneau projects.Among the local projects...
Senate Finance Committee unveils oil tax plan

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday released an oil tax plan that scraps progressivity as we know it.Instead of a progressive surcharge triggered when...
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...
State | Local
Forum a (mostly) one-sided affair programs offered by UAS. She said she would continue to support the university system in her role on the Senate Finance Committee.McGuan called higher learning "essential" and said "we cannot make cuts to education and expect to move...


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