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Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...9. It was signed by House Speaker Mike Chenault and Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and the co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Ben Nageak, D-Barrow and Dave Talerico...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/gov-walker-pitches-transcanada-buyout
State
Medicaid expansion killed - for now

...cost-saving fixes to the current Medicaid system. The final report is due out in mid-April 2016.The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee is hiring a consultant for the same purpose, Thompson said. He said it makes sense to expand Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/medicaid-expansion-killed-now
State | Local | AK legislature
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...said.If expansion doesn't pass, some believe that Walker, by law, could seek authority from the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee to accept and spend federal money tied to expansion and that even if the committee disapproves, he could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/walker-work-lawmakers-expand-medicaid
State
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

...benefits and tenure from the Department of Administration; a study of public education funding by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee; and a study on school design and construction by the Department of Education.The results of these...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/shorting-schools-now-will-require-catch
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers hold private gas project meetings

...Friday and lasted more than two hours, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Anchorage meetings of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee also included a short public update from the administration outlining key steps Gov.-elect Bill Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/lawmakers-hold-private-gas-project-meet
State
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...margin and went on to become law. As vice-chair of the Senate Finance committee and chairwoman of the Legislative Budget and Audit committee, Fairclough is responsible for vetting and reviewing how many of Alaska's tax dollars are spent. It's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-19/my-turn-alaskas-women-pioneers-past-a
Opinion
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...fields. Add to that low oil prices and billion-dollar budget deficits due to slumping revenues.At the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee hearing, Bill Barron, head of the Division of Oil and Gas, said reducing the company's royalty rates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04/walker-administration-reviewing-royalty
State
Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral'

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday said a House Finance Committee proposal to address the teachers' retirement system is "immoral" and shifts the obligation to future generations.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/parnell-calls-committee-pension-plan-im
State | AK legislature
Former Gov. questions gasline partnership

...equity portion of the gas line ..."The letter is dated the same day Roger Marks, a consultant for the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, presented a report to the House Resources Committee that questioned whether or not the state needed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/former-gov-questions-gasline-partnershi
State | AK legislature
Committee approves audit on ferry repairs

JUNEAU - The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee has approved a Kodiak lawmaker's request for an audit surrounding repairs to the ferry Tustumena.Laura Pierre, an aide to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/committee-approves-audit-ferry-repairs
State | AK legislature

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