House Finance advances gas line bill

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project, with members...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...Senate floor earlier in the day.The House Finance Committee began their meeting Sunday morning...districts outside the formula.The Senate Finance Committee proposed $100 million in additional...overdue for another look. The Senate Finance version of the education bill called for...
State | AK legislature
Legislature passes bill honoring Native languages

...preferred route for teachers and Democrats - and how much would be funneled to schools outside of the funding formula.The Senate Finance Committee had proposed funding the increase in education dollars entirely outside the BSA, but stern opposition from the House...
State | AK legislature
Legislature calls it a day without finishing

...budget for projects in their district.Juneau's Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz, an influential member of the powerful House Finance Committee, was given about $500,000 to spend.She sent $300,000 of that to education-related items.The Juneau School...
State | AK legislature
Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

...after the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.It will be up to the House...he said in a release.The Senate Finance Committee's rewrite of HB385 calls for...information provided by the Legislative Finance Division and Buck Consultants indicates...
State | AK legislature
Senate opts for big education funding boost

The Alaska Senate Finance Committee is recommending an extra $300 million for education funding...we fund education in our state needs to be reevaluated," Senate Finance co-chair Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said in a press release...
Assembly member asks for hospital CEO salary justification

...Wanamaker said at Wednesday's City and Borough of Juneau Assembly finance committee meeting.New Bartlett CEO Charles "Chuck" Bill...the board to discuss the salary. City manager Kim Kiefer and finance committee chairwoman Karen Crane said they would set up the...
Senators weighing education options

JUNEAU - One of the last major bills to come together in the Senate this session could be the education package.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer says members are trying to figure out what they want in their version of HB278. Meyer has...
State | AK legislature
Education funding picture still murky

...with what appears to be the future of education funding in Alaska.Their unhappiness comes as members of the powerful Senate Finance Committee recommended funneling $124.3 million toward education this year - that's $24.3 million more than was proposed...
State | Local
Begich speech focuses on job creation

...he said. "We need to keep pressure on agencies because they get into their systems and get lost."Begich said state finances are not as healthy as they used to be and the state has a challenge ahead to increase oil production to move forward.He said...


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