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Pay raise issue gets attention in budget hearing

...weren't included in a draft operating budget before the House Finance Committee.Rep. Lynn Gattis proposed such cuts in those departments...evaluated through legislation or standing committees.House Finance co-chair Steve Thompson said there are legal problems with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/pay-raise-issue-gets-attention-budget-h
State
The Road's new price tag: $4 million

...at last week's Senate Finance meeting.Leading the Thursday meeting was Senate Finance co-chair Sen. Anna MacKinnon...have decided to keep their finances mostly separate so she herself...abusing her role on Senate Finance."Before I got married...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-03/roads-new-price-tag-4-million
Local
Limits proposed for gas line group in alternate project

...Chenault's bill would have the support needed to pass the Legislature.The dustup follows a decision by members of the House Finance Committee last week to strip provisions related to Medicaid expansion from the operating budget. Walker, who has made Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/limits-proposed-gas-line-group-alternat
State | AK legislature
Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...said. "It looks like a lot of risk in that direction. ... It's better than nothing but it leaves us exposed."Senate Finance will hear the bill at 9 a.m. today. It was already heard and forwarded on by Senate State Affairs.? Contact reporter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/daylight-saving-change-could-mean-multi
State | AK legislature
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

After a lengthy debate, the House Finance committee, acting as the subcommittee...We just heard a decision of the House Finance committee; I disagree with that decision...Munoz, R-Juneau, is a member of House Finance. She voted for the budget without allocations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
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 Facilities...might be without service for weeks.We are disappointed at the finance subcommittee's work and hope it will be reversed to some degree...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/empire-editorial-1-tank-would-buy-wor
Opinion
Three things to watch

...House and Senate are expected to continue with their work.Here are three things to watch for this week: BudgetThe House Finance Committee is expected to take public comment on a draft of the operating budget this week. House subcommittees finished work...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is the right choice

...recalcitrant members of the governor's own party will also agree, so we can work together and do the right thing for Alaska and our budget woes.? Rep. Les Gara is a Democrat from Anchorage and a member of the House Finance Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/my-turn
Opinion
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...significant blow Thursday morning when the House Finance Subcommittee on the Department of Transportation...budget, it will move on to the full House Finance committee and then on to the Senate and...work with people I know on the full Finance committee to restore some of that funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...make the state budget work, a Senate Finance Committee member said during a hearing...essential services. Micciche chairs a Senate Finance subcommittee looking at the transportation...current Medicaid program.Both Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-22/finance-member-difficult-decisions-need
State | AK legislature

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