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Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote

...states with Medicaid expansion were paying with state money. Let's do smart things to cut the budget deficit. This is one of the few that creates jobs and improves people's lives.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage,Alaska House Finance Committee

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-26/letter-let-medicaid-expansion-come-vo
Letters
Lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes

...calling for more budget cuts instead of new taxes in light of Alaska's troubled fiscal situation.Members of the House Finance Committee asked for the cuts during a presentation held by Gov. Bill Walker's administration Monday, according to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/lawmakers-call-more-budget-cuts-not-new
State
Falling oil gouges state budget deeper

...commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's...Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake and chairman of the House Finance Committee. Credit rating concernsLast week, Standard and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/falling-oil-gouges-state-budget-deeper
State
My Turn: Costly lawsuit a bad investment

...called by Gov. Walker in May, Medicaid expansion legislation was introduced. During the special session, the House Finance Committee unilaterally tabled the bill and refused to hear from the public, hold further hearings or allow a vote on the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-21/my-turn-costly-lawsuit-bad-investment
Opinion
'When' special session is called may decide 'where'

...the committee rooms will be available," said Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, noting work to the Senate Chambers and House Finance Committee room is complete. The Terry Miller building next door also could be used for working space.Munoz, who like...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/when-special-session-called-may-decide-
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Juneau can host a special session, but will it?

...include using the Terry Miller building for office space and the current availability of the Senate Chamber and House Finance Committee room for meetings. Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center also are available if necessary. Those...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-16/empire-editorial-juneau-can-host-spec
Opinion
Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

...who rejected his attempt to simply advance expansion as part of his budget proposal. The bill stalled in the House Finance Committee during the first special session in May; the Senate Finance Committee didn't take it up. Versions of the measure...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/walker-discusses-decision
Local
Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...during the Legislature's two-week recess. Twenty-four legislators collected per diem during that time.House Finance committee member Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, collected $4,989 between the two sessions, including five days of the first...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-13/final-state-budget-figures-reveal-fewer
State
Budget deal reached

...Senate rejected at the end of May."This is a compromise that offers real solutions to the present impasse," House Finance committee co-chair Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said in a House majority news release. "It increases funding for education...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/budget-deal-reached
State
Records: Employees used leave time for charity golf tourney

...Alaska's public corporations - forgetting that they operate with public dollars." Gattis, a member of the House Finance Committee, said organizing charity events is not the proper function of state government."It would behoove AHFC to ask...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/records-employees-used-leave-time-chari
State

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