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My Turn: Medicaid expansion is the right choice

...recalcitrant members of the governor's own party will also agree, so we can work together and do the right thing for Alaska and our budget woes.? Rep. Les Gara is a Democrat from Anchorage and a member of the House Finance Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/my-turn
Opinion
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

After a lengthy debate, the Alaska House Finance committee, acting as the subcommittee on the Department of Health and Social Services, nixed Gov. Bill Walker's attempt at Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items-de
State
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...will move on to the full House Finance committee and then on to the Senate and...with people I know on the full Finance committee to restore some of that funding...current service levels," House Finance committee member Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Dumplings, climate change and the price of a ski pass

...in climate change. On Friday, members of the Eaglecrest Board of Directors told the City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee that the city-owned ski area has been open only 30 days this season - and the upper mountain has been open only...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-25/empire-editorial-dumplings-climate-ch
Opinion
Around town for Tuesday, Feb. 25

...Douglas Community United Methodist Church, 1106 Third St., Douglas. Details: Marsha 364-2472.Eaglecrest Board Finance Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m., City Hall conference room 224. The Eaglecrest board will review and discuss the FY16...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/around-town-tuesday-feb-25
Local
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...state plans to dip into savings to help get by.The subcommittee's recommendation will be considered as the House Finance Committee crafts its version of the operating budget. Whatever might pass the House still would have to be considered by the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/budget-proposal-could-ground-some-aircr
State | AK legislature
Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...previously approved for department employees.The recommendations, finalized Tuesday night, will go to the House Finance Committee for consideration as it crafts its version of the operating budget. Whatever passes the House would have to be considered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
State | AK legislature
Hoffbeck talks gas line during confirmation hearing

...Alaska LNG, continues to move forward.The comments came during Hoffbeck's confirmation hearing before the House Finance Committee, in which lawmakers sought clarity on Walker's gas line plans. Walker caused a stir with an opinion piece last...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hoffbeck-talks-gas-line-during-confirma
State | AK legislature
After Funny River, fire academy faces axe

...Deputy Commissioner Ed Fogels said at a Monday Senate finance committee meeting. "It's just one of those things where...Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, said.Senate finance committee chairman Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/after-funny-river-fire-academy-faces-ax
State | AK legislature

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