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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fiscal Policy Caucus begins to sharpen pencil to a finer point

...state's so-called ''fiscal gap.'' Now the work begins to devise specific recommendations to do that. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, said a subcommittee is expected to devise specific tax recommendations by early March. Davies is...
House Finance takes up plan to dole out earnings to communities

...generating measures to begin closing a $1.1 billion budget shortfall. Co-sponsors of the bill include Mulder and Reps. John Davies, D-Fairbanks; Richard Foster, D-Nome; Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell; Bill Hudson, R-Juneau; Con Bunde, R-Anchorage...


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