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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...
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...
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 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...
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...
Administration gives pipeline project overview

...AGDC, and financing structures - like debt and equity terms - can help carry some of the state's interest.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said the administration's proposal strikes him as similar to the failed Stranded Gas Act, a...
3 things to watch in Alaska: gas line, pay, oil

...such as the closeout of credits, and higher-than-expected deductible lease expenditures.On Thursday, Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, a critic of the oil tax cut passed last year, honed in on Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell's...
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...
Micciche: Time for a change in Juneau

...of our conservative district to the Democrat-controlled Senate working group led by liberals Hollis French and Bill Wielechowski. I will not serve in a Democrat-led coalition. I believe the entire Senate should work across the aisle for Alaskans...


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