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Pay raise issue gets attention in budget hearing

...individual departments, and is better evaluated through legislation or standing committees.House Finance co-chair Steve Thompson said there are legal problems with freezing one department's salaries and not another's.The Fairbanks Daily...
Juneau testifies against budget cuts; Alaska Legal Services; and the University of Alaska Southeast.One woman, who committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, called "bold," even said she is "willing to belly up to the bar of adulthood and pay (state...
Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

...Bill Walker's proposed transportation budget.The results were disappointing. The subcommittee - chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson, a Republican from Fairbanks - recommended a $9.5 million cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System budget.Such...
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...called for legislation directly from the governor. House Finance co-chairs Reps. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, wrote the governor a letter Thursday, asking him to file the bill."A policy decision of this...
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...Public Facilities finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's budget.The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, recommended a $9.5 million cut to the ferry system from the current year's budget."The reductions...
State | AK legislature
Lawmaker wants to examine state's credits, exemptions

...given Alaska's budget situation. But that program is just one in a myriad of tax breaks the state provides.Rep. Steve Thompson, co-chair of the House Finance Committee, wants to take a closer look at the state's so-called indirect expenditures...
State | AK legislature
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...Alaskans do not pay personal incomes taxes, and there is not a state sales tax.House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said he believes other revenues, including possibly "some sort of tax here and there," should...
State | AK legislature
Walker to release budget early

...Pre-filed Senate and House bills were given committee assignments Tuesday. Because of the budget situation, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said bills with fiscal notes - those that will cost money to implement - will be "closely scrutinized...
State | AK legislature
Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

...MacKinnon, House Speaker Mike Chenault and House Finance Committee Co-Chair-elects Rep. Mark Neuman and Rep. Steve Thompson. It includes a list of requests and suggestions meant to rein in state spending."For the past two years, we have...
State | AK legislature
Today in sports history

...over Boston College, giving him 15 touchdowns over the last three games, an NCAA record.1992 - Rocky Mountain's Steve Thompson rushes for 405 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-36 overtime victory over Carroll College. The rushing total is...


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