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Walker wants 51 percent stake in AKLNG

...disagreements out, you don't hammer people," with things like a reserves tax. MacKinnon is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. MacKinnon also said her impression is that Walker may be looking to enlarge the state share, or be ready to...
Lawmakers discuss Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion final. Hawker said there was nothing of substance for the committee to accomplish on this.The House and Senate Finance committees have Medicaid bills before them, and Hawker suggested those may be more appropriate places for policy discussions...
Walker discusses Medicaid expansion decision

...budget proposal. The bill stalled in the House Finance Committee during the first special session in May; the Senate Finance Committee didn't take it up. Versions of the measure remain in both committees.Walker said there was plenty of "process...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid pass up federal money 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...
Discussion begins on oil tax credits

...way to do it," said Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, in a formal statement.Dunleavy is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee."At a time we're facing an unprecedented shortfall in revenue, the last thing we want to do is send a chilling...
What others say: Walker pulls rug from under explorers

...that project, but it's not likely to be positive.Consider what Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck told the Senate Finance Committee Back on Jan. 28 after Walker first flagged the issue of the tax credits as "unsustainable" in a Jan. 8 opinion...
Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits

...dollars in Alaska remains wise, and new oil will result from the increased activity," she said in a statement.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said she is concerned about the impact of Walker's decision on...
What others say: Discussion of next year's budget should begin now

...the two special sessions that 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...
Budget negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding

...fiscal situation like this, and it takes time to work through that, he said.In other legislative news, the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday plans to hear HB 44. The bill, as it passed the House, required schools to have programs and...
Where things stand in the Alaska Legislature

...starting July 1.Rather than accept it, the Senate Finance Committee advanced a version of the budget similar to what...madness out of how we make our budgets," said Senate Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks...


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