Alaska Editorial: Cut state travel spending

...legislators included 16 House members and one senator from Eagle River. Sen. Anna MacKinnon is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Rep. Mark Neuman of Big Lake also attended; he is co-chair of the House Finance Committee.The conference...
Panel hears of surge in prison population

...Criminal Justice Commission and Terry Schuster of the Pew Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project spoke to the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday about the need for prison reform in Alaska."The big concern here is the growing prison population...
Walker wants 51 percent stake in LNG

...disagreements out, you don't hammer people," with things like a reserves tax.MacKinnon is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. MacKinnon also said her impression is that Walker may be looking to enlarge the state share, or be ready to...
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion final. Hawker said there was nothing of substance for the committee to accomplish on this.The House and Senate Finance committees have Medicaid bills before them, and Hawker suggested those may be more appropriate places for policy discussions...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid pass up federal money that could help the economy of a state facing budget deficits amid low oil prices.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said regardless of the federal money, the state can't afford the Medicaid system it...
Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

...budget proposal. The bill stalled in the House Finance Committee during the first special session in May; the Senate Finance Committee didn't take it up. Versions of the measure remain in both committees.Walker said there was plenty of "process...
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

...same way.If Walker truly cares about the people of Alaska, and I have no reason to doubt he does, he should work to reform the system we have.? Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, is co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Probe: Bogus enrollees kept getting 'Obamacare' set up to detect fraud, GAO audits and investigations chief Seto Bagdoyan said in prepared testimony for a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday. A copy was provided to The Associated's document-processing contractor...
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Alaska Editorial: Walker pulls the rug from under explorers

...that project, but it's not likely to be positive.Consider what Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck told the Senate Finance Committee back on Jan. 28, after Walker first flagged the issue of the tax credits as "unsustainable" in a Jan. 8...
Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...on LAA numbers. Every legislator claimed at least one day of per diem. Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, a Senate Finance Committee member, brought in the most per diem pay over the course of the two special sessions. He claimed 44 days and...


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