Representative Paul Seaton

Renee Gross, KBBI News

Representative Paul Seaton of Homer is back from Juneau after a 118-day legislative session. He joined Ken Alper, the tax division director for the state Department of Revenue, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce Tuesday to discuss the state budget and the end of the session.

The Legislature voted for the first time in history to draw from Permanent Fund earnings to pay for government operations. The legislation allows lawmakers to draw 5.25 percent from the earnings reserve, but it didn’t specify how much would go to state government and PFDs.

Alaska State Legislature

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson about bills concerning school funding and about the current version of the state operating budget for this week's update.

Courtesy of Alaska Legislature

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson on Feb. 16 for an update from the 30th legislative session.

Courtesy of the City of Homer

Local officials and politicians are analyzing Gov. Bill Walker’s 2019 budget proposal, which was released last week. The budget is status quo compared to last year, but does call for some changes to oil and gas tax credits.

Homer Rep. Paul Seaton said he is happy Walker’s budget didn’t call for further cuts to some state services.

“I'm happy to see that there aren't cuts to D.O.T. and road maintenance or any trooper cuts,” he said. “We're trying to get services back up to where they were.”

Alder Seaman

State Representative Paul Seaton is this week's guest. KBBI News Director Aaron Bolton reviews the budget, this year's session and special sessions, as well as the recent vote within the state Republican party to block Seaton and two other Republicans from running on the party's ticket.

District 31 State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson about the state house and senate budgets and the possibility of another special session to finish work on the state's oil and gas tax structure.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton's weekly interview with KBBI's Carolyn Norton - recorded Friday, June 2nd.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer stopped by  KBBI studios for a conversation with Carolyn Norton on Friday, May 26th.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer joined KBBI's Carolyn Norton
on Friday Morning, May 19th for a conversation about the legislature's special session.

The AK Budget Breakdown with guests Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Kelly Cooper and District 31 State Representative Paul Seaton.

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