Paul Seaton

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Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer spoke with Renee Gross on March 2 about the budget, gun legislation and funding public defenders. 

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Alaska legislators will return to Juneau for the 2018 legislative session Tuesday. The top priority is to fix the state’s budget crisis. If lawmakers do nothing this year, the state’s savings will run out. Both the Senate and House agree on part of the plan to fix the problem, using Permanent Fund earnings to fund government, but legislators from both chambers disagree on how to fill the rest of the gap. Senate Republicans say budget cuts will fix the crisis, but members of the House say that isn’t enough and want to implement a broad-based tax.

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Alaska Republican Party leaders voted Saturday to block Homer Rep. Paul Seaton, Anchorage Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux and Rep. Louise Stutes of Kodiak from running in the party’s 2018 primaries.  

All three representatives joined Democrats and independents last fall to form a bipartisan coalition, taking control of the House away from Republicans. The Republican Party’s state central committee said that violated a party rule about caucusing with other political parties and that the legislators misled voters when the joined the coalition.

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Alaska’s Legislature is in the midst of its fourth special session. Gov. Bill Walker called legislators back to Juneau to tackle criminal justice reform and to consider his latest tax proposal. KBBI’s Aaron Bolton spoke with Homer Rep. Paul Seaton about the House passing its version of Senate Bill 54, which would bring back jail time for class C felonies and where the House Finance Committee stands on Walker’s flat tax proposal. 

Seaton Talks State Budget, Education Funding

Mar 3, 2017
State of Alaska

During the 2017 legislative session, we'll be speaking with Kenai Peninsula representatives live from Juneau as part of our legislative call-in series.

This week, KBBI's Shahla Farzan spoke with Representative Paul Seaton of House District 31 about state operating budget proposals and his amendment to cut school bond debt reimbursements.


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On Tuesday August 9th The Homer Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum for the Alaska House District 31 race.

Welcome to the Homer Chamber of Commerce's District 31 Candidate Forum. The participants are Representative Paul Seaton of Homer, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, and John Cox of Anchor Point. The forum took place on Tuesday August 9th and the Homer Elk's Lodge and was moderated by Chris Story.

Primary Profile: Paul Seaton

Aug 10, 2016

Paul Seaton has been serving in the Alaska House of Representatives for more than a decade, representing House District 31. Before he got into politics, he was a commercial fisherman and small business owner and continues to operate businesses while serving in the Legislature. He considers himself a moderate and says voters should choose him over his two challengers because his years of experience will help him contribute to finding a fair and equitable solution for the state’s fiscal crisis. 


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Welcome to the Friends of the Homer Public Library District 31 Candidate Forum. The participants are Representative Paul Seaton of Homer; Homer Mayor Beth Wythe; and John Cox of Anchor Point. The Forum took place on Friday August 6th at the Homer Public Library, and was moderated by Andy Haas.

Seaton Makes New Plan For PFD

Feb 29, 2016
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Representative Paul Seaton, a Republican of Homer, is sponsoring another bill that would create a state income tax but this time with a twist. Seaton is proposing an income tax and a long-term capital gains tax for both residents and non-residents. But, he also wants to turn the Permanent Fund Dividend into a tax credit.

“So it raises about $355 million from both a reduction in Permanent Fund Dividends and it raises about $655 million from the income tax portion,” said Seaton.

Seaton Files Bills For New Legislative Session

Jan 19, 2016
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South Kenai Peninsula Representative Paul Seaton has prefiled two bills concerning healthcare issues. House Bill 227, if passed, will build on last year’s Medicaid Expansion bill. Seaton says it includes Medicaid reforms that could save the state millions, but the reforms required separate legislative action.

“So $309 million would basically be the cost savings over the next five years by implementing this bill,” said Seaton.

Seaton adds, after five years the reforms will save the state about $100 million per year.

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