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Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...before lawmakers. The bill was snubbed after reaching the House Finance Committee in 2014, despite earning full approval by the House...to advocate its passing. After the bill was killed by House Finance (chaired at the time by Capitol-move supporter Rep. Bill...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/empire-editorial-ounce-prevention
Opinion
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...legislative body. Several pointed out during Friday's House Finance Committee meeting, where Pitney gave a presentation on the...just the beginning."This is step one," she told House Finance. "This isn't even a quarter of a 25 percent target. Our...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...other staffing such as lifeguards. City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew told the Treadwell Task Force in December...of closure last year until public outcry swayed the Assembly Finance Committee's decision to keep it open. Duncan said maintenance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/juneau-pools-wont-change-hands-just-yet
Local
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...battle should it reject the state proposal.The proposal contemplates the state providing up to $50 million in state funds to finance a one-winter program and then solicit contributions from companies or others, such as Alaska Native corporations who own...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...to begin Monday at a joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary committees. The bill also has been referred to Senate Finance Committee, from which it would have to advance before being scheduled for a floor vote.McGuire said she wants the bill to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/lawmakers-want-bill-decriminalize-marij
State
Kelly says he will keep open to possible Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU - A co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee said the state is not on a path to expanding Medicaid.But Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said Thursday that he...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/kelly-says-he-will-keep-open-possible-m
State | AK legislature
Cooperative Extension's Juneau open house scheduled

...and land-grant universities. Extension offers programming in Southeast on gardening, 4-H, home energy, nutrition, food preservation, family finances and emergency preparedness. Call the office at 523-3280 for more information.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/cooperative-extensions-juneau-open-h
Outdoors
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...priority of his. Earlier in the day, Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said the...rapid pace, according to the Legislative Finance Division.Walker said that if oil price...there is not a state sales tax.House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
State | AK legislature
My Turn: A 'Housing First' step

...to commit $1.5 million to the project. That commitment strengthens the application for a $3.5 million Alaska Housing Finance Corporation grant. The Juneau Community Foundation has also launched a capital fund-raising drive for business and individual...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-housing-first-step
Opinion
Juneau Assembly considers diverting tobacco tax revenue to social services

...Wednesday, members of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Finance Committee agreed that funds from an increase in Juneau's...money for tobacco.City and Borough of Juneau Director of Finance Bob Bartholomew said the city essentially has two paths to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/juneau-assembly-considers-diverting-tob
Local

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