June - December
Senate Finance Co-Chair, Senator John Torgerson comments on the Governor's recently
proposed FY 2001 Budget. The Governor released the FY 2001 budget proposal December 15th.
= John Torgerson, 66 K
Privatization Commission Co-Chairman, Senator Jerry Ward, sums up the final report of the Privatization Commission.
= Jerry Ward, 28 K
Privatization Commission Co-Chairman, Representative John Cowdery, highlights some of the recommendations made by the
Privatization Commission and some of his personal recommendations.
= John Cowdery, 35 K
Privatization Commission Co-Chairman, Representative John Cowdery, comments on the lack of time necessary to address
all the recommendations and his hope that the Commission will be extended in some way to continue its work.
= John Cowdery, 33 K
House Finance Co-Chair, Representative Eldon Mulder, talks about his General Obligation Bonding
Proposal to fund capital needs of elementary and secondary schools, the University of Alaska, ADA
compliance in state buildings, and harbors in Alaska.
= Eldon Mulder, 35 K
Representative Porter comments on the upcoming Special Session
called by Governor Knowles to deal with Alaska's subsistence problem. Special
Session will convene on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. in Juneau.
= Brian Porter, 32 K
Senate President, Senator Drue Pearce, during a bill signing ceremony Thursday
with Governor Knowles, comments on why now is the time to act. Governor Knowles
signed into law House Bill 1001, which authorizes a September 14 advisory vote on
a bipartisan Balanced Budget Plan and Senate Concurrent Resolution 102, the
= Drue Pearce, 73 K
Senate Finance Co-Chair, Senator Sean Parnell, explains why taxes alone will
not solve the State's fiscal problems during Thursday's bill signing ceremoney
and press conference.
= Sean Parnell, 95 K
House Majority Leader, Joe Green, during Thursday's ceremony discusses the
importance of the plan to future generations of Alaskans.
= Joe Green, 83 K
University of Alaska President, Mark Hamiltion, explains why he supports the
plan during Thursday's press conference.
= U of A President, Mark Hamiltion, 62 K
Ken Freeman, Executive Director of the Resource Development Council, discusses
the importance of a long-range plan to private enterprise in Alaska during
Thursday's press conference.
= Executive Director, Ken Freeman, 53 K