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Empire Editorial: Alaska legislators have quit while behind

...allowing all legislators but those in the House and Senate finance committees to take a break until May 12.As we write these...Thursday's move.Lawmakers - some of them - are still working. The finance committees are still trying to hammer out a budget compromise...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-03/empire-editorial-alaska-legislators-h
Opinion
Cruising toward a million visitors

...centers. They're still seeking volunteers.Tourism dollars account for about 18 percent of CBJ's tax revenue, according to Finance Director Bob Bartholomew."Property and sales tax provide about 90 percent of the general government operating budget revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/cruising-toward-million-visitors
Local
Legislature OKs break

...until May 12 while the House and Senate Finance committees continue to meet.The votes...resolution says that while House and Senate Finance committees hold hearings, the Legislature's...majority news release indicated House Finance hearings would be held in Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-01/legislature-oks-break
Local
Sitka community to tackle hospital plan

...strengths and vision for the hospital.The hospital's electronic health records system came up in discussions among the finance and improvement groups. The hospital has had problems with the software, including delays in billing, since it was installed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/sitka-community-tackle-hospital-plan
Local
Halfway house battles bed bugs

...And I've been in homes that were exactly on the other end of the scale."Bug Busters helped alleviate Alaska Housing Finance Corporation's "high-level infestations," which peaked about five years ago, said Mike Courtney, AHFC's head of housing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/halfway-house-battles-bed-bugs
Local
House Finance strips CBR draw from budget

The House Finance committee introduced a version of the...2016.The majority-dominated House Finance committee introduced a version of the...Thursday evening the representatives' finance staff members were working out what this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/house-finance-strips-cbr-draw-budget
State | AK legislature
House Finance advances Interior energy bill

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee has advanced legislation aimed at addressing energy concerns...would be required.The bill also provides bond authority to help finance a Juneau-area hydro project and transmission projects elsewhere...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-finance-advances-interior-energy-
State
Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

JUNEAU - Members of the Senate Finance Committee defended the budget the Senate passed, included proposed...willing to fight to get a budget they can support. But Senate Finance members said everything needs to be on the table as the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/senate-finance-members-defend-budget-pr
State
House Finance introduces Medicaid reform bill

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee has introduced legislation focused on reforming Alaska's Medicaid program. The bill, scheduled for a hearing Monday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/house-finance-introduces-medicaid-refor
State
The power to punish and reward should not be abused

...budget works its way through the various finance sub-committees and comes to the floor...Reinbold was remiss in her attendance on the finance sub-committees to which she was assigned...her from participating in some of the finance subcommittees. Let the record show that...

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

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