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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 would...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/walker-says-he-wont-rescind-special-
News
Rich Lowry: The anti-Charlie Hebdo fifth column

...but otherwise agree with the jihadis that the publication was out-of-bounds."A hideous crime was committed," novelist Peter Carey generously concedes, "but was it a freedom-of-speech issue for PEN America to be self-righteous about?" This...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-29/rich-lowry-the-anti-charlie-hebdo
Opinion
Time for a break in Juneau

...eventually rejected after widespread public criticism of the measure, much of it collected at public hearings hosted by Sen. Peter Micciche.To that end, the solution isn't more days on the clock for legislators in Juneau, but more days spent listening...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-30/time-for-a-break-in-juneau
Opinion
Learn your states

...surprising number of states have outlines that resemble can openers: Texas' border with Mexico; Florida in the Tampa-St. Pete area; the top edge of Maine; the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Also, a bunch of states have panhandles, and at last two look...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-04-25/learn-your-states
Community
Business News

...Soldotna and Kenai Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on May 5 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Sen. Peter Micciche and Reps. Mike Chenault and Kurt Olson will provide a legislative update. RSVP required to 262-9814 or 283-1991...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-04-27/business-news
Community
Legislators responsible for their conduct and their votes

...the legal criteria for board members demonstrates ignorance, corruption, or both.During the confirmation debate, Sen. Peter Micciche of Soldotna urged his colleagues not to let special interests dictate their votes on the matter. The senator's words...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-23/legislators-responsible-for-their
Opinion
Alaska Legislature gavels in for special session

...late Monday that legislators have worked hard, "but not having a funded budget is a big deal, it's a big concern."Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, called it "irresponsible" for Walker to call an immediate special session, particularly on Medicaid...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/alaska-legislature-gavels-in-for-spe
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Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

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

...program. 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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Soldotna buys into buckets

...range of 1-5 years and the third would be for investments longer than five years, according to APCM documents. Council member Pete Sprague said he supported the city's move toward diverse investing. "This is a pretty important step that we're taking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/soldotna-buys-into-buckets
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