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My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...He is the Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the Senate Health and Social Services Finance Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Alaska Health Care Commission.
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...
State | AK legislature
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...
State | AK legislature
Pot puppies get pink slip

...originally conditioned to sniff out, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger said during a House Finance subcommittee meeting Thursday.The Troopers' 10 Belgian malinois, Dutch shepherds, German shepherds, Czech shepherds and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...said there will be a level of discomfort and a need to pull back to essential services. Micciche chairs a Senate Finance subcommittee looking at the transportation department's budget. In prioritizing services in the agency's budget, "rescheduling...
State | AK legislature


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