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Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...to avoid the notices being sent if possible to spare additional stress from being put on workers, though Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, also has said that he regarded that as a soft deadline.Alaska has billions of dollars...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/senate-finance-rolls-out-proposal-me
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Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund

...governor's $32 million cut in one-time education funding for FY 16 and $19.9 million for FY 17. But Senate Finance co-chair Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the money needs to be placed in the account for "next year, when...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94-million-into-rain
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Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

...the size of the deficit, lawmakers said pain will be felt. They expect this to be a multi-year process. House Finance co-chair Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said the proposed reduction in unrestricted general funds for nonformula agency spending...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-13/alaska-house-advances-operating-budg
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Budget, confirmation hearing expected in legislature

...reserve fund to help cover budget costs. Formula programs, like education and Medicaid, are budget drivers. Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, plans to introduce a bill aimed at reforming Medicaid this week. In an interview last...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-03-08
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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...potential expansion system that works for Alaska. "We stand ready to assist in this process," they wrote. Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, is working on a bill related to Medicaid reform. He said he believed there was willingness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Soldotna senator weighs in on the state's looming budget cuts

...under expansion. The budget includes proposed cost-control efforts for the current Medicaid program.Both Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said they would prefer to see reforms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/soldotna-senator-weighs-in-on-the-
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Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...under expansion. The budget includes proposed cost-control efforts for the current Medicaid program.Both Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said they would prefer to see reforms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-23/finance-member-difficult-decisions-n
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...effect are just beginning and nothing has been finalized.Working to eradicate FASD has become a pet cause for Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, who helped to bring renewed attention to the issue during the last Legislature.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-29-1
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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...potential expansion system that works for Alaska. "We stand ready to assist in this process," they wrote. Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, is working on a bill related to Medicaid reform. He said he believed there was willingness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Finance member: Tough decisions to make on budget

...under expansion. The budget includes proposed cost-control efforts for the current Medicaid program. Both Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said they would prefer to see reforms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-21/finance-member-tough-decisions-to-ma
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