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With cuts on horizon, UA needs budget hike just to stay level

...state really needs to fund the university at, and I think it's important that we make that statement," said regent John Davies of Fairbanks.Much of that increase, $25.8 million, is caused by scheduled increases in pay and benefits to union...
What others say: Recent savings saves state budget

...income tax and the use of investment earnings from the Alaska Permanent Fund.It was a bipartisan solution. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, designed the income tax and House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, endorsed it. Without that...
Budget trigger suggestion draws cautious response

...the solution makes voters unhappy. ''I wish we could just figure out a way to belly up and do it,'' said Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, who joined with Hudson and a handful of other lawmakers last year to advocate a long-term plan.
Ready, aim ...

...Democrats cautiously pleased. ''It's generally kind of a positive development compared to last year,'' said Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks. Davies said he wanted to see the detail behind the numbers.''There's a lot of specific initiatives...
House approves university lands bill

...Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, said before the vote that the bill would come up again Wednesday for amendments. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, said he plans to offer language specifying that parks, game refuges, critical habitat areas and...
Barnes falls, GOP retains or increases control of House

...become the second daughter of U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in the Legislature. Van Wyhe lost to incumbent Democrat John Davies, getting 37 percent of the vote. Her sister, Lisa Murkowski, ran unopposed in Anchorage. Democratic House Minority...
Republicans retain control of state Senate, despite loss of 2 seats

...precincts of a Fairbanks Senate district, car dealer Ralph Seekins, a Republican, claimed victory over state Rep. John Davies, a Democrat. He led by 718 votes. Seekins' victory gave Repub-licans 11 seats, Republican Moder-ates one and...
Redistricting map pits several incumbents against each other

...been in the Senate since 1996 and Kelly has been in the Legislature since 1994. Also in Fairbanks, Democrat Rep. John Davies lives in a House district shared by Republican Rep. Hugh Fate. Davies told the Associated Press that he will seek...
Study: oil industry spending equals state general fund spending

...Rogers said. ''I probably wouldn't have guessed that it would have been quite that large,'' said state Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks. ''It's certainly not a surprise that it's a significant number.'' Oil has been Alaska's...
Local aid, university not among cut targets The gap between spending and normal revenue is expected to grow to more than $700 million in the coming fiscal year. ''It's the usual sort of wheel of misfortune approach to budgeting,'' said Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks.


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