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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/pay-raise-issue-gets-attention-budget-h
State
Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...education; 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/juneau-testifies-against-budget-cuts
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/empire-editorial-1-tank-would-buy-wor
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-02/lawmaker-wants-examine-states-credits-e
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/walker-release-budget-early
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/gov-walker-halts-megaprojects
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-26/today-sports-history
Sports

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