Gov told to 'hold the line' in union talks

...signed by House Speaker Mike Chenault, Senate President Charlie Huggins and the co-chairs of the House and Senate Finance committees, Reps. Alan Austerman and Bill Stoltze and Sens. Pete Kelly and Kevin Meyer.One of the benefits for current...
State | AK legislature
Legislative roundup for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

...into effect when the North Slope Gas Pipeline is completed. The bill will head to the Senate State Affairs and Finance Committees for further consideration. Anchorage Democrats propose Public Education MonthSen Berta Gardner and Rep. Harriet...
State | AK legislature
Senator wants further review of permitting bill

...he had the support to have the bill moved back to Senate Resources, a panel on which he sits.According to the Legislature's website, HB77 was referred to and heard by the House Resources and Senate Finance committees last session.
Palin's tax plan makes a comeback

...system, the public has to know what the big producers' net profits are. It's just common sense." This week the Finance Committees in both the House and Senate are beginning work on each body's version of the bill, where many observers, and...
Legislative leaders raise labor cost concerns

...Chenault and the leaders of the House and Senate Finance committees signed the letter. It comes as the administration...years have helped mask the decline's effect. The finance committees, which deal with the state operating and capital...
Mixed-use construction bill nears final vote

...House on March 20 without 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...
4 things to know about the Legislature and oil issues. The goal is for those committees to do a lot of the legwork so the Senate Resources and Finance committees won't be bogged down and can spend time on other issues such as those related to fisheries.Supermajority: The...
Bill gives tax credits for private school tuition

...discussion on school choice."The bill, which was proposed Friday, was referred to the Senate Education and Finance Committees.Sen. Berta Gardner, an Anchorage Democrat, said she would vote against the measure because she believes tax...
Conference committee compromises on state operating budget

...working with his Senate counterpart, Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.Austerman and Kelly chaired their respective Finance committees' work on the operating budget and led the conference committee as well."We didn't want to grow it this year...
3 things to watch for in the Legislature start getting into Parnell's budget proposal for next fiscal year. On Tuesday, both the House and Senate Finance committees are scheduled to hear about federal funding and how that could impact the states.Federal 'Overreach'Parnell...


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