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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...
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...
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...
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...
Governor: Medicaid reform without expansion unacceptable

...The House Finance Committee on Saturday introduced reform legislation similar to bills pending in the Senate from Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.House Finance Committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said members have said they...
House ends stalemate, passes state spending plan "You can pretty much guarantee we're not going to take whole cloth what they've sent us," said state Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, "We have to do a good job, not just a quick job...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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