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Senate panel restores some funding for university system

JUNEAU - A Senate subcommittee has restored $6.8 million cut by the House to the University of Alaska system budget.That includes $5 million restored for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/senate-panel-restores-some-funding-univ
State
Ferries dealt another blow in Senate subcommittee

...72 weeks of decreased service in fiscal year 2016 among the system's 11 vessels because of the House cut, the Senate subcommittee's decrease would lay up the M/V Chenega for a month from September to October and reduce the M/V Lituya's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/ferries-dealt-another-blow-senate-subco
State | AK legislature
Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...as it crafts its version of the operating budget. Whatever passes the House would have to be considered by the Senate.Subcommittee chair Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, said Alaska's budget situation requires tough decisions. The state is facing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
State | AK legislature
Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...as it crafts its version of the operating budget. Whatever passes the House would have to be considered by the Senate.Subcommittee chair Lynn Gattis said Alaska's budget situation requires tough decisions.Still, Reps. Sam Kito III and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
State
Begich battles partisan undertow

...for damaging the island's primary industry and the state's largest employer. Begich told him that he heads a Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the nation's fisheries, and he promised that the next round of quotas would be more fairly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-07/begich-battles-partisan-undertow
State
Sullivan grilled during fisheries debate

...multibillion-dollar industry in the state and a major employer.It was a friendly audience for Begich, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on oceans, atmosphere, fisheries, and Coast Guard and entered the debate with the endorsement of fishing organizations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-02/sullivan-grilled-during-fisheries-debat
State
EPA exemption still in limbo

...is an imperative for Alaska's fishing communities," said Murkowski in a formal statement. During a February Senate subcommittee hearing, representatives from United Fishermen of Alaska, the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association said that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/epa-exemption-still-limbo
State
Panel puts more money for education in budget

...of health care professionals or provides incentive payments if they serve in high-need areas of the state. A Senate subcommittee had cut $1.2 million from the program, known as SHARP, but the committee previously added back $615,500...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/panel-puts-more-money-education-budget
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Updated law strengthens Alaska's fisheries

...and ever-tightening budgets.As chair of the Senate subcommittee responsible for national fisheries policy, I held...Stevens.? Sen. Mark Begich is chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Atmosphere and Coast Guard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-07/my-turn-updated-law-strengthens-alask
Opinion
My Turn: Getting results for the Southeast

...years to come. That means jobs.Through his seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and as chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, Begich has secured critical funding for Southeast Alaska communities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-01/my-turn
Opinion

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