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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
Walker to release budget early

...keep lawmakers in the loop as the budget is developed so some pre-work can be done on the legislative side. Finance subcommittees will begin work right away based on the governor's work-in-progress budget, which he released in December...
State | AK legislature
House's budget claims conceal retirement spending call some of the cuts "shortsighted" because they will lead to increased costs down the line. A Republican finance subcommittee co-chair said the same on the floor."Need is always going to outpace the amount of money available," Rep...
State | AK legislature
Alaska House approves $9.1 billion operating budget, rejects Democratic amendments

...and we have deficits in the operating budget we have to deal with," said Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, a finance subcommittee chair. "It's going to get much more difficult."Still, the House did what was necessary given the financial...
State | AK legislature
Gov. reiterates call for action on pension issue

...budget environment.Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, falls in the latter category. Neuman, who chairs a House Finance subcommittee overseeing the state health department budget, knows future budget cuts won't get any easier. But he said he...
State | AK legislature
Task force members clash on education funding

...the business community, Halcro and Keithley. Wilson and Gattis are co-chairs.Wilson is chair of the House Finance subcommittee on education while Gattis chairs the House Education Committee. Wilson said both would continue work during the...
Education subcommittee to meet this week

...subcommittee is meeting this week in Anchorage to discuss education options.Tuesday's agenda for the Senate Finance Subcommittee on education is scheduled to include a look at Maryland's education system, which is held out as a top-performing...
Munoz subcommittee looks at UAS

...conversation," Munoz said. "I really appreciate the work that you put into the presentations."Munoz's other Finance subcommittee, which is looking at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's share of the budget, also met on...
Three things to watch for in the state Legislature

...proposal could have huge ramifications for the education system in Alaska.Budget closeoutsA number of House finance subcommittees plan to close out their work on departmental budgets this week. That is a precursor to the House Finance Committee...
Subcommittee trims $2.4M from UA budget request

The House Finance subcommittee on the University of Alaska budget, chaired by Rep. Cathy...November's elections, making this her first time chairing a Finance subcommittee.Munoz will also chair the university budget subcommittee and...


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