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Official sees tie between gas project, referendum

...project. Oil companies have been major contributors to the campaign that opposes the repeal of the tax cut.But Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said he sees no connection between oil taxes and the gas line project. Wielechowski, a vocal...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...nomination for lieutenant governor. Smaller capital budgets also harm the Alaskan economy, he said.Both he and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said the way to improve the state's fiscal outlook is to repeal the oil tax. Wielechowski...
Senate passes capital budget

...the budget, meaning it could be voted on again before going to the House. Friday's vote was 19-1, with Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, voting against.Wielechowski said he didn't think the budget had sufficient regional balance...
Lawmakers announce tentative deal on education

...Natives.Minority Democrats said the funding in the conference committee plan fell short. Sens. Hollis French and Bill Wielechowski of Anchorage, who were poring over spreadsheets breaking down the numbers after the committee adjourned for the...
Proposed education amendment pulled

...supports the measure, sent an email blast to supporters Monday, urging them to reach out to certain senators. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, was one of them.He said a survey he did in his district found an overwhelming percentage of respondents...
State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

...industry (through state oil companies) and I have confidence that we have the ability to do this," said Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage.The state is already proposing to own a share of a proposed large gas project through the state-owned...
Oil taxes debated on Senate floor

...Point Thomson and additional rigs on the North Slope than the alternative, Giessel said.Sens. Hollis French and Bill Wielechowski offered rebuttals.French, the Senate minority leader, in a speech he entitled "Another Idea," said the state...
State releases revenue forecast

...environment, but it does not take as much on the higher end - should prices start to rise - as the old system.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said the report confirms his fears about the oil tax overhaul, which he argued strongly against...
Project draws attention to renewable energy goal warm. She worries the state backed itself into a corner with Susitna and the renewable-energy goal.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said he thinks Alaskans would love to get to the 50 percent goal, but he believes it would be...
Democrats propose Medicaid expansion

...introduced in the House as HB290. Companion legislation is expected to be introduced in the Senate on Friday.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said expanded coverage makes sense morally and financially. He called the proposal "commonsense...


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