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Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...childhood sexual abuse in all grade levels, will again go before lawmakers. The bill was snubbed after reaching the House Finance Committee in 2014, despite earning full approval by the House Education Committee. An identical bill cleared the Senate...
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...go over well with Democrats or Republicans from either legislative body. Several pointed out during Friday's House Finance Committee meeting, where Pitney gave a presentation on the budget, that the cuts to education are actually deeper than...
State | AK legislature
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...elaborate on what those might be. Alaskans do not pay personal incomes taxes, and there is not a state sales tax.House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said he believes other revenues, including possibly "some sort of...
State | AK legislature
Walker to release budget early

...I'd like to hear (Walker) say he'll have his budget amendments much sooner than he is required."House Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said the governor's Office of Management and Budget has promised...
State | AK legislature
Senators: Everything but taxes, PFD on table to fix budget

...of the state's total revenue sharing fund is distributed each year. There is $172 million in the fund now.House Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said the House is also mulling the future of revenue sharing. The...
State | AK legislature
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...
Juneau delegation outlines priorities

...Munoz will also co-sponsor a guided fishing bill with new Rep. Cathy Tilton, R-Chugiak.In her role on the House Finance Committee, Munoz will focus on the budgets of the state court system and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation...
Local | AK legislature
Lawmaker mulling proposed move of legislature to Anchorage

...located on the road system. Stoltze served for years in the Alaska House, including as a co-chair of the House Finance Committee.He told KTUU this latest proposal simply would be to move the legislative session from Juneau to the new legislative...
Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

...Committee Co-Chair and Co-Chair-elect Sens. Pete Kelly and Anna MacKinnon, House Speaker Mike Chenault and House Finance Committee Co-Chair-elects Rep. Mark Neuman and Rep. Steve Thompson. It includes a list of requests and suggestions...
State | AK legislature
House education plan saves Juneau $2.1M

The House Finance committee unveiled its revised omnibus education bill Tuesday, and while...figure could be the largest amount that clears the powerful House Finance Committee.? Contact reporter Matt Woolbright at 523-2243 or at matthew...
State | Local | AK legislature


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