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Senate passes education bill the committee were Reps. Mike Hawker, Lynn Gattis and Sam Kito III and Sens. Kevin Meyer, Mike Dunleavy and Lyman Hoffman.But senators debated the contentious issue of funding, rejecting a proposal by minority Democrats to raise the per-student...
LNG Pipeline bill passes through Senate committee

...revenue from the project to go toward energy projects in areas without direct access to a North Slope gas line. Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said that's a critical piece for him and the other amendment sponsors, Sens. Donny Olson, D-Golovin...
Legislative negotiators seek education resolution

...comparison, would cost about $210 million over three years, according to the Legislative Finance Division.Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said he doubted the education community would be satisfied with the House approach."This is the...
Legislators wrestle with complexity of oil taxes

...of these levers, an underlying concern of many senators is the cost of the tax changes in foregone revenues. Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, a member of the Finance committee, is very worried about this given the projected decline in state...
Ellis: Oil taxes decision looms

...the bill, noting the consultants have been consistent and saying he believes it will lead to more production. Sen. Lyman Hoffman, the only minority Democrat on the committee, said he mistakenly marked "do pass" on the committee report but got...
Permitting bill hits bump in Senate

...intense discussion in the Senate Finance Committee.Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer said he hopes to work with Sens. Lyman Hoffman and Donny Olson to see if changes can be made to the bill to make them more comfortable with it. He said he doesn't...
Senate passes oil tax overhaul

...Berta Gardner, Bill Wielechowski, Hollis French and Lyman Hoffman and majority Sens. Donny Olson, Dennis Egan, Bert...Stevens called it an "historic gamble."Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said the vote could be the most important...
Legislature passes oil tax overhaul

...m. Sunday.Voting against concurrence were Sens. Dennis Egan, Johnny Ellis, Hollis French, Berta Gardner, Lyman Hoffman, Stedman, Gary Stevens and Bill Wielechowski.The bill's passage is a huge victory for Gov. Sean Parnell and...
Panel advances education amendment bill

...proposal. Kelly and Fairclough are co-sponsors.Sens. Donny Olson, D-Golovin; Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, and Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, made no recommendation, according to the Legislature's website.SJR9 was sent to the Senate Rules...
Cruise ship bill passes Senate

...Hollis French, Berta Gardner and Bill Wielechowski of Anchorage in voting against the measure. Minority member Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel voted with the majority.During the debate, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said there had been...


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