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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...
School board budget to be approved, far from complete still there, but it's conference-able which means that they could change it when they come together in conference committee to settle this stuff," Jones said. With the increase to the student allowance and additional one-time funding...
Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

...which advanced on the 89th day of the scheduled 90-day session. If the House doesn't, the bill could go to a conference committee.The Senate, like Gov. Sean Parnell, proposed moving $3 billion from the constitutional budget reserve fund...
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...
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...
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...


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