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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-13/governor-medicaid-reform-without-exp
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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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Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education

...committee adopted Wednesday that seeks to eliminate pay raises for public employees next year.Committee co-chairs Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said these are hard times. The state is facing projected multibillion-dollar...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-02/senate-panel-doesnt-include-forward-
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Senate passes bill changing marijuana crime laws

...amendments to the bill were also defeated during lengthy floor debate Monday, including one from Fairbanks Republican Sen. Pete Kelly that would have made marijuana concentrates illegal in two years.That failed, with two Democrats joining four Republican...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-30/senate-passes-bill-changing-marijuan
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Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...committee also adopted language removing salary increases for employees not covered by unions. Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said that action would require separate legislation. Such legislation was introduced in the House...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-01/proposal-would-reject-pay-increases-
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What others say: Future of marijuana bill unclear

...use following voter approval of Ballot Measure 2 in November 2014. But a controversial amendment by Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly has dimmed the prospect that a fix to conflicting state laws on legalization is imminent.At first, SB 30 was an ugly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-18/what-others-say-future-of-marijua
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Gov. Bill Walker plans bill on Medicaid expansion, overhaul

...money available for expansion provides an opportunity to finance reform efforts. Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, who last week introduced a bill focused solely on Medicaid overhaul, said he was glad Walker introduced a bill. Kelly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/gov-bill-walker-plans-bill-on-medica
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Gov. Bill Walker plans bill on Medicaid expansion, overhaul

...money available for expansion provides an opportunity to pay for reform efforts.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, who last week introduced a bill focused solely on Medicaid reform, said he was glad Walker introduced a bill. Kelly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/gov-bill-walker-plans-bill-on-medica
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Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...amendment would prohibit marijuana concentrates in two years. That came at the request of Fairbanks Republican Sen. Pete Kelly. That amendment would not be enacted for two years, because voter initiatives cannot be dramatically changed for that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-14/lawmakers-amend-marijuana-crimes-bil
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Budget, confirmation hearing expected in legislature

...cover budget costs. Formula programs, like education and Medicaid, are budget drivers. Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, plans to introduce a bill aimed at reforming Medicaid this week. In an interview last month, Kelly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-03-08
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