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My Turn: Government shutdown won't happen

...sacrifices and being innovative about future spending plans. When the Legislature started work in January, the Senate Finance Committee began addressing our pressing budget deficit issues. After many extensive public hearings, the Senate agreed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-24/my-turn-government-shutdown-wont-happ
Opinion
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

...Erin's Law... is to take a pro-sexual assault and pro-sexual abuse stance," she said through tears.The Senate Finance Committee announced in a short meeting it wouldn't be doing any more work until the House reached an agreement."It's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/senate-finance-we-cant-work-until-house
State | AK legislature
Senate passes operating budget

...passed 16-4 with no substantial change from the Senate Finance committee version.Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, voted...was cut by an additional $47 million in the Senate Finance committee.The Senate took more than 30 at-eases - pauses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-05/senate-passes-operating-budget
State | AK legislature
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...balked at minority-offered alternatives to offset costs, like revisiting the state's oil tax credit system.Senate Finance Committee co-chairman Pete Kelly said in a phone interview that he thinks the budget can be sorted out before the end...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/questions-linger-date-lawmakers-reconve
State
Report: 1,580 IRS workers evaded taxes

...taxes and paying the taxes they owe to the government," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., chairman of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, said, "The...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/report-1580-irs-workers-evaded-taxes
Not For Web
Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...cuts needed to make the state budget work, a Senate Finance Committee member said during a hearing Friday.In an interview...Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told the Senate Finance Committee that Walker is considering a bill on Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-22/finance-member-difficult-decisions-need
State | AK legislature
State worker raises on chopping block

...About 400 of those live and work in Juneau.The Senate Finance committee's version of the state operating budget cut...the way it was handled."He criticized the Senate Finance committee's choice to slide in the cut after public testimony...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/state-worker-raises-chopping-block
State | AK legislature
As Legislature goes into extra days, lawmakers share to-do lists

...future became clear: An alert went out that Senate Finance committee meetings had been called for Monday morning and...electricity project was stripped from the bill in the Senate Finance committee.The Sweetheart Lake project is almost finished...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/legislature-goes-extra-days-lawmakers-s
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers approve $100K for LIO lawsuit

...Anchorage Legislative Information Office.The Legislative Council, the committee that oversees LIO leases, and the Senate Finance committee has brought the future of the newly renovated Anchorage LIO into question by proposing the state back out of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-10/lawmakers-approve-100k-lio-lawsuit
State | AK legislature
Juneau powerless in bill

...provide affordable energy to the Interior.The Senate Finance committee removed the projects. Munoz said Sunday that...Sweetheart Lake stakeholders were concerned about the Senate Finance committee's decision to remove the project from the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-22/juneau-powerless-bill
Local | AK legislature

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