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House panel advances governor's pension plan

...Finance was meeting on the opposite end of the fifth floor of the Capitol, discussing other possible options.Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said he is interested in putting more toward the teachers retirement system than Parnell...
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...of lawmakers.The budget bill is subject to change. Once it passes the Senate, it will go to the House.Senate Finance co-chair Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, has said that his goals with the budget included having the state finish projects...
Parnell reiterates call for action on pension issue

...running numbers and analyzing the potential effects of different options. Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage and Senate Finance co-chair, said he thought senators were pretty close to the governor but it was a matter of working out all the details...
Project draws attention to renewable energy goal

...slumping revenues and the state facing the prospect of using savings to get by, some lawmakers - like Stoltze's House Finance co-chair, Alan Austerman - have called for taking a tough look at projects and deciding if they are the best places for continued...
New Juneau worry: How much cash for capital budget?

...have only $250 million for capital in 2014," Meyer said. Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, who is the Senate Finance co-chair for the operating budget, said one of his concerns is that there is no money in Parnell's budget for a critically...
Chenault: Oil tax session might extend and some 40 amendments to the version that emerged last week from the House Special Committee on Oil and Gas. Finance co-Chair Bill Stoltz, R-Wasilla, acknowledged "some level of confusion" trying to follow the flow of amendments, and...
Oil industry oversight money restored the costly shutdown of the trans-Alaska pipeline. Last week, the Clarion received an e-mail implying that Finance Co-Chair Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, had been behind pulling the PSIO increase from the budget. Chenault, who is not a...
Democrats say oil tax is not curtailing investments

...the short 90-day session for the Senate to deal with the question even if a bill comes from the House. Senate Finance co-chair Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said his committee will begin a review of the ACES tax, but that he believes attention...
Energy bills at top of Legislature's priorities

...the region's needs for space heating and electrical generation, industry and independent consultants say. House Finance co-chair Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, has another bill moving in the House that tackles a different problem in the...
Capital budget vetoes likely on the way

...end the House added to the capital budget the Senate passed and didn't disturb the Senate's projects. Senate Finance co-chair Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said the stimulus effect of the state capital budget has helped keep Alaska's...


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