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Alaska VA has difficult recruiting, staffer says

...allegations of problems, including delayed medical care, at VA facilities across the country. Begich, who sits on a conference committee on veterans' issues, said in an interview that the discussion at Thursday's meeting would have been much different...
Senate passes education bill

...House and Senate each appointed negotiators for a conference committee on the bill before adjourning Monday evening, guaranteeing...ways anticlimactic, since it was known that a conference committee would be appointed to try to work out a deal...
Senate Finance advances education bill

...scheduled for Sunday. Whatever passes the Senate will have to be approved in the House, or the bill could go to a conference committee.Meyer said the legislation, which builds off the measure initially proposed by Gov. Sean Parnell, aims to...
Senate Finance unveils $1.9 billion capital budget

...a $9.3 billion state operating budget on a 16-4 vote. That spending package will now be the subject of a conference committee, consisting of House and Senate negotiators.Online:SB119, the capital budget:
Chenault plans to propose AGDC amendment

...where senators would decide if they agreed with any changes made. If they did not agree, the bill could go to a conference committee.Meyer, R-Anchorage, said at this point, if the changes that Chenault has proposed are made, he would probably...
Corps of Engineers gains flexibility for Alaska projects

...the Corps' authority.Under the proposed Water Resources Reform and Development Act unveiled by a congressional conference committee May 15, ports and harbors in many of Alaska's outlying communities would be included in the remote and subsistence...
Tentative education deal overshadowed by Knik Arm

...Matanuska-Susitna Borough, setting the stage for a conference committee to hash out differences.The Capitol was oddly...budget also was still pending.Huggins wanted the conference committees on education and the bridge project to close out...
Lawmakers announce tentative deal on education

...compromise, unveiled in a conference committee Wednesday evening, calls...project, setting up a possible conference committee on that issue.The lead...Democrats said the funding in the conference committee plan fell short. Sens...
Legislative negotiators seek education resolution

...R-Anchorage, who is chairman of the bill's conference committee. Hawker promised an open process that would allow...we're here in this committee to discuss."The conference committee flagged other issues for further consideration...
Budget work continues on last day of session

...taking over the lead role from the Army Corps of Engineers in the dredge-and-fill permitting program.The conference committee also accepted about $620,000 in merit-pay increases for employees of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp...


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