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.”

The Coffee Table - December 6 , 2017

Dec 7, 2017
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.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer joined KBBI's Carolyn Norton Friday morning, April 21st to discuss the process of negotiating an operating budget and fiscal plan.

Rep. Seaton Previews 2017 Legislative Session

Dec 29, 2016
Photo courtesy of Paul Seaton.

The 2017 Legislative session is right around the corner. This session, the state finds itself in uncharted waters, navigating huge budgetary challenges.

District 31 Republican Representative, Paul Seaton is part of an unusual coalition with Democrats and Independents that he says is necessary to solve Alaska’s biggest problem, its budget shortfall. Seaton will hold a critical role as the House Finance co-chair in charge of the operating budget. KBBI News Director Daysha Eaton talks with Representative Paul Seaton about the upcoming session.


Alaska Primary: Seaton Wins HD 31

Aug 17, 2016
Shahla Farzan

Because all three candidates were Republicans and there were no Democrats running, everything was decided in the primary.

Paul Seaton, who has served as the District 31 Representative for 14 years, took 46 percent of the vote.

Homer Mayor Mary “Beth” Wythe and local businessman John Cox split the remaining vote, ruling out any challenge to Seaton. Cox received 28 percent, while 24 percent of voters cast their ballots for Wythe.


Homer Chamber of Commerce District 31 Candidate Forum

Aug 12, 2016
Courtesy: State of Alaska

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.

District 31 Candidate Forum

Aug 10, 2016
Photo by Casey Marsh/KBBI

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.

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