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House passes fuel tax by a hair

...department and didn't take any further reductions.Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, was a member of the House Finance subcommittee on DEC. She pointed out that Munoz did not make any cuts to DEC as chair of the subcommittee, and "inefficiencies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/houses-fuel-tax-passes-hair
State | AK legislature
The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...Armed Services Committee and these prevented her from participating in some of the finance subcommittees. Let the record show that during the finance subcommittee meetings:? She was hosting the entire Joint Armed Services for Gen Handy's "State...

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

...painful cut, but the ferry system is expensive and needs to streamline. Micciche is the chairman of the Senate Finance subcommittee that plied an extra reduction to the ferries on top of the House cut.The amendment failed 7-13, with coastal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/budget-passes-senate
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Save our ferry system

...higher fares and ballooning subsidies. Now the Legislature is taking an even closer look. Recently, a House Finance subcommittee recommended reducing AMHS's budget 9.5 percent - which could lead to vessel layups and schedule reductions throughout...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-07/my-turn-save-our-ferry-system
Opinion
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...going to be successful."Walker said at a news conference Friday afternoon that he is "disappointed" by the Finance subcommittee's decision. He said Davidson has done "a phenomenal job conveying the benefits" of expansion. Saddler said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

On Friday, the Alaska House Finance subcommittee on the Department of Transportation and Public...service for weeks.We are disappointed at the finance subcommittee's work and hope it will be reversed to some degree...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/empire-editorial-1-tank-would-buy-wor
Opinion
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...and ferry service to several dependent communities - was dealt a significant blow Thursday morning when the House Finance Subcommittee on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...leaders are looking forward to greater clarity on that direction.Here are three things to watch: BudgetHouse Finance subcommittees aim to finish work that will inform the House Finance Committee's rewrite of the operating budget. The House...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/budget-closeouts-among-things-watch-leg
State | AK legislature
Juneau Empire owes an apology

...devastating' attack on airwaves". The article spoke to the cuts being imposed upon public broadcasting by a Senate Finance Subcommittee and their impact upon rural Alaska communities. No one quoted in the article either stated or alluded to an...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-07/juneau-empire-owes-apology
Letters
Senate passes operating budget

...painful cut, but the ferry system is expensive and needs to streamline. Micciche is the chairman of the Senate Finance subcommittee that plied an extra reduction to the ferries on top of the House cut.The amendment failed 7-13, with coastal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-05/senate-passes-operating-budget
State | AK legislature

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