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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Alan Austerman
Several state legislators do not plan to seek re-election.
Municipal leaders on Saturday expressed support for Gov. Sean Parnell's approach to addressing the state's pension obligation.
A co-chair of the House Finance Committee said he and fellow majority members are discussing possible options for addressing the state's pension obligation.
The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee has approved a Kodiak lawmaker's request for an audit surrounding repairs to the ferry Tustumena.
A Kodiak lawmaker has requested an audit on the handling of repairs on the ferry Tustumena.
Members of the House Finance Committee grilled state budget officials Monday on how realistic their 10-year budget plan is.
House Finance Committee co-chair Alan Austerman said the state can't cut its way to prosperity, and legislators will have to make tough decisions in the next few years.
But he said municipalities weren't stepping forward and offering to do so.
Committee co-chair Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak, said if the municipal share went up, that would help with upfront payments toward the liability.