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House passes fuel tax by a hair

...department and didn't take any further reductions.Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, was a member of the House Finance subcommittee on DEC. She pointed out that Munoz did not make any cuts to DEC as chair of the subcommittee, and "inefficiencies...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Save our ferry system

...cutbacks, higher fares and ballooning subsidies. Now the Legislature is taking an even closer look. Recently, a House Finance subcommittee recommended reducing AMHS's budget 9.5 percent - which could lead to vessel layups and schedule reductions...
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 finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's proposed transportation...
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...and ferry service to several dependent communities - was dealt a significant blow Thursday morning when the House Finance Subcommittee on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities finalized its adjustments to Gov. Bill Walker's...
State | AK legislature
Transportation department proposes ferry service reductions

...reducing spending on advertising, would be about $8.9 million, according to information recently provided to a House Finance subcommittee.The issue came up during a House Finance Committee overview of the department's budget on Monday.Department...
Pot puppies get pink slip

...were originally conditioned to sniff out, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger said during a House Finance subcommittee meeting Thursday.The Troopers' 10 Belgian malinois, Dutch shepherds, German shepherds, Czech shepherds...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...over, and (the business) will go to somebody else."Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole, chair of the House Finance subcommittee on the universities, said in a Thursday news conference that she was disappointed to see the add-back to...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers show no love to public media

...federal funding in the absence of a state match, said committee member Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau.The House Finance subcommittee on the department attempted to eliminate $1.7 million of the funding, but the majority of that cut was added...
State | AK legislature
House shoots down adding back funding for pre-K, UAS, ferries

...the Juneau program will disappear, its director said in a previous Empire report.Gattis, chair of the House Finance subcommittee on education, read aloud from the Alaska Constitution and pointed out that the state does not have an obligation...
State | AK legislature
House budget bosses rethink cuts to ferries, timber program

...Highway System and the state timber program in Southeast, they said at a news conference Thursday morning.The House Finance subcommittee on the Department of Transportation made a $9.5 million cut to the ferry system last week before passing...
State | Local | AK legislature


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