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Empire Editorial: Alaska legislators have quit while behind

...all legislators but those in the House and Senate finance committees to take a break until May 12.As we write these...Lawmakers - some of them - are still working. The finance committees are still trying to hammer out a budget compromise...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-03/empire-editorial-alaska-legislators-h
Opinion
Legislature OKs break

...while the House and Senate Finance committees continue to meet.The votes...that while House and Senate Finance committees hold hearings, the Legislature's...and Medicaid bills are in the finance committees. The Senate Education Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-01/legislature-oks-break
Local
After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

...review of antitrust exemptions for the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL. NFL owners gave the league's finance committee and management council the authority to change the tax status at league meetings in March, Goodell said. The NBA...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-29/after-decades-nfl-decides-give-tax-exe
Sports
Legislature gavels in for special session

...without an "acceptable reformation plan" and appropriation approved by the Legislature.The House and Senate Finance committees scheduled hearings Wednesday on Walker's proposal, which also seeks authorization for a draw from the constitutional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-29/legislature-gavels-special-session
State
Special session kicks into gear Tuesday

...funds for expansion without an "acceptable reformation plan" and appropriation approved by the Legislature.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, called it a tactical and strategic mistake for Walker to include Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/special-session-kicks-gear-tuesday
State
Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...exemption to seniors who live in Juneau.The Assembly Finance Committee considered the ordinance at its March 18 meeting...the increased cap. Also discussed by the Assembly Finance Committee at its last meeting was a change to the senior sales...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/assembly-raises-sales-tax-cap-12000
Local
Gov cites public confusion in not signing school bond bill

...law takes effect. A Walker spokeswoman said by email that the law takes effect July 23.SB 64, from the Senate Finance Committee, would pause bond debt reimbursement payments for school construction or major maintenance projects approved by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/gov-cites-public-confusion-not-signing-
State
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...public education," House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said of potentially tapping those pots.House Finance Committee Co-Chairman Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said he didn't think there was much appetite to tap those funds, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
Walker asks for more action in limbo session

...can't just give them the same funding year after year," he said.One meeting was held Wednesday - the Senate Finance committee heard a presentation from Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal on Alaska's budget outlook. Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/walker-asks-more-action-limbo-session
State | AK legislature
The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...Lora lost much faith in the process. Statements were made that Rep. Reinbold did not submit any amendments to the finance committees she served on to address financial concerns. She did, in fact, submit an amendment in one of her subcommittee...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/power-punish-and-reward-should-not-be
Opinion

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