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Keep focus on pedestrian safety

...and everyone who uses the road, regardless of their age or ability. Senator Lisa Murkowski is a member of the conference committee that will play a vital role as the House and Senate comes to final agreement on a transportation bill. She can...
What others say: Discussion of next year's budget should begin now

...Kelly, R-Fairbanks, who stripped out many of the compromise items from the budget the Senate later passed.A conference committee was assigned to iron out the differences between the House and Senate budgets, and it appears the bulk of movement...
What others say: Lawmakers should share in state's budget cuts

...While that takes place in Fairbanks, there's not much of anything happening in Anchorage. The Legislature's conference committee, which is supposed to be working on a deal to avert a government shutdown, decided to take the weekend off...
Budget negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding

...Senate proposed a cut of $16.5 million. The conference committee went with the House number.Still-unresolved...session is scheduled to end late next week.The conference committee chairman, Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said...
What others say: Legislators should buckle down, end budget uncertainty

...discussion would continue through the weekend in the conference committee tasked with resolving the discrepancies between...Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, who co-chairs the conference committee, announced shortly after the House and Senate...
Where things stand in the Alaska Legislature

...positions are being cut.WHAT HAPPENS NOW?A conference committee comprised of three members each from the House and Senate will try to come to terms. Budget conference committees typically have conducted their deliberations in...
Layoff notices prepared as budget debate continues

...its own version of the budget early Saturday, rejected the Senate bill Monday evening, setting the stage for a conference committee.Notices warning of layoffs if a budget isn't passed by July 1 were being prepared for mailing at the state...
Juneau APOC office skeletal after cuts

...accountable, later took a crippling hit silently in conference committee, when it was dealt a cut that eliminated both...collects from lobbyists in a year, she said.When conference committee-approved budgets rolled out, though, she saw...
What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...Legislature's regular session wound down, lawmakers came up with a spending plan that makes sense. In the House-Senate conference committee, they set spending levels higher than the Senate wanted but lower than the House wanted. It was a good compromise...
Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...the clauses.The budget proposal, advanced by a conference committee late Saturday, uses money previously set aside...for next year in its version of the budget, the conference committee settled on a $16.5 million cut. That would...


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