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Legislature starts work amid dust, drilling

...of two state analysts hired to examine the financial implications of a buyout. The House will hold its next finance committee meeting at 3 p.m. today.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, isn't a member of the Senate's finance committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-24/legislature-starts-work-amid-dust-drill
State
Secrecy rules create angry conflict in Legislature

...he shared the majority member's disappointment."It is not a partisan issue," he said.After a House Finance Committee meeting, members of the media asked Richards about his apparent refusal. He said it isn't true that he or his office...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-03/secrecy-rules-create-angry-conflict-leg
State | AK legislature
TransCanada exec: Company ready for buyout

...leaving on its own."We would definitely seriously consider that as an option," Lee said during a House Finance Committee meeting, though the final decision would be left to the pipeline corporation's board of directors.The revelation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-29/transcanada-exec-company-ready-buyout
State | AK legislature
Legislators: Is gasline corp ready?

...manage the effort? And what happens if the worst happens and the deal falls apart?Early in Tuesday's House Finance Committee meeting, AGDC vice president Joe Dubler firmly killed any question about whether the AGDC has the legal ability to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-28/legislators-gasline-corp-ready
State | AK legislature
Oil prices continue to widen state's fiscal problem

...million in revenue, Pat Pitney, director of the state office of Management and Budget, said at the same House Finance Committee meeting.Worsening matters, North Slope production has averaged 466,931 barrels per day - about 6.7 percent below...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-15/oil-prices-continue-widen-states-fiscal
State
Empire Editorial: Tax equality more important than age entitlement

...number crunching, a new motion to increase the exemption age from 65 to 70 was passed during the July 30 CBJ Finance Committee meeting. That motion nearly voided a solid plan that will curb future spending cuts at the municipal level.Fortunately...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-09/empire-editorial-tax-equality-more-im
Opinion
Putting its money where its mouth is

...promise to fund education to the cap for Fiscal Year 2016. Additionally, the Assembly voted during its Wednesday Finance Committee meeting to add additional, retroactive funding to the Juneau School District for the current school year. While funding...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-08/putting-its-money-where-its-mouth
Local
Downtown Juneau's endless cycle: Housing versus parking

...public for input.The next Public Works meeting will be held at City Hall on April 13 at noon.At the Assembly Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, Public Works and Engineering Director Rorie Watt said $500,000 has been earmarked in the 2016...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-10/downtown-juneaus-endless-cycle-housing-
Local
City's cruise tax wish list includes 29 items

...will be collected this summer. At the regular Finance Committee meeting Wednesday, City Manager Kim Kiefer presented...state stops sharing its revenue. At the next Finance Committee meeting on April 15, the Assembly will hear an update...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-09/citys-cruise-tax-wish-list-includes-29-
Local
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...attempt to add the funds back during a House Finance Committee meeting, other representatives called the program an...program and has voted to fund it during House finance committee meetings. "Unfortunately, the amendment to maintain...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/short-term-fix-potential-long-term-prob
State | Local | AK legislature

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