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City ponders Housing First funding sources

...tobacco tax to $3 per pack, which is expected to raise an additional $1.7 million, and sales tax revenue.Finance committee members agreed Wednesday that the advance from BRH should be accepted due to the urgent need for development planning...
Juneau testifies against budget cuts be distributed to other classes, where they will "receive less individual attention," he said.House Finance committee members did not comment on the testimony or ask questions. They will continue to hear public testimony on the operating...
State | AK legislature
Panel takes Medicaid expansion items from department budget

...department's budget, despite objections of minority Democrats.Republicans on the subcommittee, comprised of House Finance Committee members, repeated their desire for Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a bill on expansion rather than have expansion-related...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...Majority Whip, a step up to leadership for one of the few Democrats in the House Majority. Two longtime House Finance Committee members, Mark Neuman of Wasilla and Steve Thompson of Fairbanks, will rise to co-chair this powerful panel. Most...
Governor's pension plan gets municipal support

...Parnell first made his proposal in December but introduced it in bill form in the House on Thursday, after House Finance Committee members said they would feel more comfortable seeing it as such, rather than as just a budget item. The Senate bill...
State | AK legislature
CBJ audit comes back 'clean'

...firm contracted to inspect the city's books.Max E. Mertz of Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC, told CBJ Assembly Finance Committee members during a meeting Wednesday evening that they did not find any significant findings when reviewing CBJ's Comprehensive...
Mixed-use construction bill nears final vote

...objection.Senate Rule Committee referred HB50 to Senate Labor and Commerce and Senate Finance Committees. Senate Finance Committee members moved the bill out of committee for the final time Friday. It passed Senate vote Saturday and only awaits the...
Senate panel advances bill rejecting pay increase

...committee, SB125, is one of several bills that have been introduced that would reject the recommendations.Four finance committee members recommended to the full Senate that SB125 pass: Meyer and Sens. Pete Kelly, Click Bishop and Donny Olson...
Sinkholes create $1 million headache for CCFR

...We've just started talking this last year with engineering before we actually lose a vehicle," he told the finance committee members. "The fire engines are back there vibrating over flowing water, and if we get a sinkhole large enough to...
House changes little as state education bill advances

House Finance Committee members needed six hours Wednesday to work through 17 proposed changes to the revised omnibus education bill.Republican Gov. Sean Parnell...
State | AK legislature


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