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  • Senator Loren Leman comments on the final report of the Electrical Rate Restructuring Committee given to the Legislature today.
    = Loren Leman, 132 K
  • Representative Norman Rokeberg, chairman of the Electrical Rate Restructuring Committee also comments on the Committee's final report.
    = Norman Rokeberg, 84 K
  • House Finance Co-Chair, Representative Gene Therriault, discusses are recent survey of wage and benefits of Alaska State employees.
    = Gene Therriault, 32 K


  • Newly Elected House Speaker, Representative Brian Porter, reflects upon the dire fiscal situation Alaska is in.
    = Brian Porter, 182 K
  • Newly elected Senate President, Senator Drue Pearce, states the 21st Alaska Legislature starts with a strong team.
    = Drue Pearce, 25 K


  • Senator Drue Pearce, comments upon the Governor's State of the State Budget Proposals.
    = Drue Pearce, 25 K
  • House Speaker, Represenative Brian Porter reflects upon the Governor's tax proposal in his Wednesday night State of the State Budget Speech.
    = Brian Porter, 102 K


  • Senator Rick Halford describes two crimes bills, Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 4, that he sponsored and introduced.
    = Rick Halford, 68 K


  • Senator Jerry Ward reflects on the reasons why he introduced SB 33. The measure would set up a Privatization Task Force that would report to the Governor and the Legislature on areas where private businesses could provide services more efficiently than the State.
    = Jerry Ward, 89 K


  • Senate President, Senator Drue Pearce, announces that Governor Knowles and the State Legislature will be hosting Alaska's first "State of the Economy" Forum, February 9th in Juneau.
    = Drue Pearce, 46 K
  • Senate President, Senator Drue Pearce, discusses a spreadsheet "what-if" tool the Governor has posted on the State of Alaska Web Site that allows citizens to examine the budget numbers themselves. The MS Excel template can be downloaded from
    = Drue Pearce, 55 K
  • House Speaker, Represenative Brian Porter comments on the magnitude of Alaska's budget shortfall at today's announcement of the "State of the Economy" Forum.
    = Brian Porter, 99 K
  • Represenative Brian Porter further reflects upon the diversity of potential solutions to Alaska's budget problems.
    = Brian Porter, 51 K


  • Senator Jerry Ward discusses his privatization task force legislation.
    = Jerry Ward, 63 K
  • Senator Jerry Ward comments on how his privatization task force is only one part of the Republican Majority's approach to solving Alaska's budget crunch, 01-28-99.
    = Jerry Ward, 60 K

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