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Anti-bullying bills clear committee

...cleared their first hurdle.The House Education Committee unanimously approved HB45 and HB189, sponsored by Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, respectively, Monday morning. HB45 focuses primarily...
Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral'

...future obligations. Some lawmakers also have taken exception to the fact he did not propose his plan as a bill.Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, the only finance committee member to recommend a "do pass" vote on HB278, said she took comfort...
State | AK legislature
House Finance completing work on state operating budget

...the cut, said the campaign has been effective and sometimes it's good to get a gentle reminder to be active.Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, said the cut did not apply to the portion of the program that involves outreach in schools.The committee...
Dems introduce legislation to expand Medicaid

...approached about the bills before introduction but that he didn't think it would appeal to caucus members.Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, said she discussed the bill with a member of the minority briefly but that she didn't think it was...
House panel hears breakdown on educational costs

...times or more, while an urban school's population may be counted as less than its actual number of students.Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, asked Teal why students are not counted equally."I don't think you can live in some places in...
State | AK legislature
Mixed-use construction bill nears final vote

...commercial and residential developments statewide.Rep. Mia Costello R-Anchorage introduced House Bill 50 during pre-files...ability to help ease Alaska's housing shortage," Rep. Mia Costello said in her sponsor statement. "Developers have also...
Glance at legislative office accounts

...Bert Stedman and Wagoner.-COMBINATION OF ACCOUNTABLE AND NON-ACCOUNTABLE: Reps. Alan Austerman, Sharon Cissna, Mia Costello, Alan Dick, Bryce Edgmon, Anna Fairclough, Eric Feige, Neal Foster, Carl Gatto, Max Gruenberg, David Guttenberg...
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Part III: Does the Willoughby District hold the key to affordable housing?

...would free up the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to own and fund mixed-use developments.Bill sponsor, Rep. Mia Costello said the bill follows the same trend as Juneau's mixed use districts."People want to live were it is convenient...
Amended tenure bill passes House

...turnover - recruit and retain more people.The amendment passed 20-15, but was strongly opposed by Reps. Bob Lynn and Mia Costello, who said it creates a double standard for Alaska's teachers and discriminates against those who work in rural areas...


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