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My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...meaning we must find an acceptable and agreed upon offset for nearly $330 million. In the past, the Senate and House Finance committees have come up with offsets, but this year they failed. I will continue to work to ensure that our forested communities...
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Alaska House, but Munoz will keep her spot on the House Finance Committee.Both the House majority and minority caucuses...Thompson, R-Fairbanks, will co-chair the House Finance Committee. Munoz retained her place in the important group...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...serve as Majority Whip, a step up to leadership for one of the few Democrats in the House Majority. Two longtime House Finance Committee members, Mark Neuman of Wasilla and Steve Thompson of Fairbanks, will rise to co-chair this powerful panel...
Empire Editorial: Picks for State House, Senate seats are ...

...freshman representatives in the House minority, and Southeast would also lose its only member of the powerful House Finance Committee. McGuan would serve Juneau well in the House, but it would be years before he obtains the seniority and influence...
Letter: Juneau is better off because of Cathy Munoz

...this, children who need safe homes are getting them. While toiling over the state's budget as a member of the House Finance Committee (the only member from Southeast Alaska), Munoz always sees that other important work like this happens. While...
Letter: We need an experienced leader like Cathy Munoz

...She is widely respected by her colleagues in the Legislature and this has gained her a seat on the powerful House Finance Committee - something that is extremely important in maintaining our influence as well as securing funding for needed projects...
Letter: Munoz the right choice for Juneau protect the interests of Juneau and all of Southeast Alaska. As the sole Southeast legislator from on the House Finance Committee, Munoz has been there in the meetings to defend our region.Many Juneau residents may not remember, or perhaps...
'Unity ticket' minted on Friday of decision

...legislative office building and University of Alaska President Pat Gamble's recently rescinded $320,000 bonus. The House Finance Committee in February predicted deficit spending through fiscal year 2024. Walker said he wants to develop a plan to nurse...
Capital budget one of last big pieces pending

...House and Senate failed to find agreement on an education plan.Capital spending in the budget, as it left the House Finance Committee early Monday, was about $2.2 billion. But that did not include additional education funding, which House...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...helped lead an Easter egg hunt for children of lawmakers and aides on the Senate floor earlier in the day.The House Finance Committee began their meeting Sunday morning after dropping a draft capital budget after 11 p.m. Saturday. Co-chairman...
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