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What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...the 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
Opinion
Soldotna votes to study annexation

...public outreach process to explore annexation. The council ultimately approved $50,000 for an economic analysis after member Pete Sprague amended the ordinance to narrow the scope of the work. Member Meaggan Bos was the lone dissenting vote. Mayor Nels...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/soldotna-votes-to-study-annexation
News
Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...professors have been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor effective July 1. These outstanding faculty members include Pete Snow, KRC assistant professor of education, Henry Haney, KRC assistant professor of process technology, and Tom Dalrymple...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-05-17/kenai-peninsua-college-
Schools
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...minority-offered alternatives to offset costs, like revisiting the state's oil tax credit system.Senate Finance Committee co-chairman Pete Kelly said in a phone interview that he thinks the budget can be sorted out before the end of this special session. He wasn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-07/questions-linger-as-date-for-lawmake
News
Sports complex makes progress

...of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex conference expansion and field house. The ordinance passed 5-1 with council members Pete Sprague, Paul Whitney, Meggean Bos, Regina Daniels and Keith Baxter voting for the ordinance. Linda Murphy was the sole council...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-09/sports-complex-makes-progress
News
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
News
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
News
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
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
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
News

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