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'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...rooms, very different work was going on.Just hours after the Choose Respect speeches, song and dance, a Senate Finance subcommittee on the Department of Public Safety cut the $1.5 million earmarked for the Choose Respect program Walker had...
State | Local | AK legislature
Lawmakers show no love to public media

A Senate Finance subcommittee eliminated all state funding...Egan, D-Juneau.The House Finance subcommittee on the department attempted to...them.On Wednesday, a Senate Finance subcommittee on the University of Alaska system...
State | AK legislature
Ferries dealt another blow in Senate subcommittee

...cut on the House side, the Alaska Marine Highway System continues to be whittled down in the Senate.The Senate Finance subcommittee on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, chaired by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, approved...
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...
Reinbold booted from caucus

...engage in the process by offering amendments in her Finance subcommittees or asking House Finance members to offer amendments...wasn't interested in that."Reinbold sits on Finance subcommittees for the Department of Environmental Conservation...
State | AK legislature
House shoots down adding back funding for pre-K, UAS, ferries

...previous Empire report.Gattis, chair of the House Finance subcommittee on education, read aloud from the Alaska Constitution...almost $10 million cut to the ferries made by a Finance subcommittee.The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities...
State | AK legislature
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...Tuesday when the House Finance committee restored some timber program funding.A previous reduction proposed by the Finance subcommittee for the Department of Natural Resources eliminated Southeast's state forestry positions and timber program completely...
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back

...audience and is a member of the transportation Finance subcommittee, said he will likely offer up a floor amendment...Southeast timber program was resurrected in part.The Finance subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources had eliminated...
State | AK legislature
House budget bosses rethink cuts to ferries, timber program

...System and the state timber program in Southeast, they said at a news conference Thursday morning.The House Finance subcommittee on the Department of Transportation made a $9.5 million cut to the ferry system last week before passing it...
State | Local | AK legislature
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...


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