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What others say: Recent savings saves state budget

...was a bipartisan solution. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks, designed the income tax and House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, endorsed it. Without that income tax, Porter said at the time, the Legislature soon would have to make up...
Senator joins lawsuit against new election districts

...redistricting by joining a lawsuit filed by Senate President Rick Halford, R-Chugiak, and Speaker of the House Brian Porter, R-Anchorage. "The issue of whether or not incumbent senators who have four-year terms can be done away with by the redistricting...
Budget trigger suggestion draws cautious response

...Democrats also pushed for a long-term plan this week, but stopped short of specific proposals. House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, says he's intrigued by the trigger, but realistic about his colleagues' lack of enthusiasm for what it might...
School funding change clears first hurdle

...send the bill on to its next committee, House Finance, where Williams is co-chairman. House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage; Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell; Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak; Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage and Reggie Joule, D-Kotzebue...
Disaster bill finally approaching final passage ''Whatever the disaster, it would be ancient by the time that happens,'' said House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage. The current form of the bill is also acceptable to Gov. Tony Knowles, who initially opposed it as an intrusion...
House approves university lands bill

...habitat areas ineligible for selection. Representatives voted 25-11 in favor of the measure but Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, said before the vote that the bill would come up again Wednesday for amendments. Rep. John Davies, D-Fairbanks...
Concealed carry bill narrowly passes House should have the right to carry concealed if they want to,'' James said. But House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, said Senate Bill 242 -- which has already passed the Senate -- would let people from states with far less stringent...
Bush appointees have connections to Alaska

...Democrats on the council voted against the approval and said no one in their party had been consulted about the money. Porter, R-Anchorage, said afterward the contract wasn't debated with the rest of the state's budget this spring because work needed...
Veteran legislator Ben Grussendorf announces retirement

...1991-92. Fellow representatives responded to Grussendorf's announcement with a prolonged standing ovation. ''I think the state has been honored these many years with your service,'' said Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage.
Legislature facing tough tax issues that promise tougher election

...director. McConnell said even further cuts in state spending would not close the deficit. House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage, agrees with Senate Republicans that a spending cap will be a linchpin in any long-range plan to pay for state...


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