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Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...that could help the economy of a state facing budget deficits amid low oil prices.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said regardless of the federal money, the state can't afford the Medicaid system it has now."Adding tens of thousands...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-16/walker-announces-intent-to-expand-me
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What others say: Discussion of next year's budget should begin now

...followed assembling a fragile compromise, only to have it rejected outright by Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, who stripped out many of the compromise items from the budget the Senate later passed.A conference...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-22/what-others-say-discussion-of-nex
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Alaska Senate, House approve fully funded budget

...approval by both chambers, and minority Democrats used the requirement as leverage to restore some proposed cuts.Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said in an announcement after the vote that the budget reduces spending by $800 million, or $1...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-11/alaska-senate-house-approve-fully-fu
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What others say: Legislators should buckle down, end budget uncertainty

...that would keep the state running past July 1 were seemingly nonexistent in the seven days following Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly's dismantling of the compromise crafted by the House majority and minority caucuses.In 24 days and counting, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-08/what-others-say-legislators-shoul
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Where things stand in the Alaska Legislature

...majority would take "some of the madness out of how we make our budgets," said Senate Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks. With that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-02/where-things-stand-in-the-alaska-leg
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Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...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 in reserves...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/senate-finance-rolls-out-proposal-me
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What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...session rolled along, on a variety of different issues. After public comment closed on the state operating budget, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, moved to reduce education formula funding by 4 percent, introducing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-18/what-others-say-legislatures-unwi
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Walker says he won't rescind special session proclamation

...committees held their first hearings on Walker's new budget plan. Senate Finance members, and particularly co-chairman Pete Kelly, were unflinching in their criticism of the plan, which adds to the compromise budget passed earlier this week. It...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/walker-says-he-wont-rescind-special-
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Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

...said she will "not be held hostage to spend more money that we don't have. Period."Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly told reporters the state has fallen off the fiscal cliff and the Senate budget, which cut more deeply than Gov. Bill...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-21/senate-finance-members-defend-budget
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Legislature's decimation of school funding is shortsighted

...by cutting staff - up to 100 positions, according to the district's release. Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Pete Kelly said the Senate "did what was in the best interests of the state of Alaska." It's hard to see how gutting school...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-04/legislatures-decimation-of-school
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