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Resolution passes allowing recess while committees meet

...while the House and Senate Finance committees continue to meet.The votes...that while House and Senate Finance committees hold hearings, the Legislature's...and Medicaid bills are in the finance committees. The Senate Education Committee...
Lawmakers discuss Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion Hawker said there was nothing of substance for the committee to accomplish on this.The House and Senate Finance committees have Medicaid bills before them, and Hawker suggested those may be more appropriate places for policy discussions...
By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it

...this year and next amid low oil prices.Lawmakers are taking a break from floor sessions until May 12, though finance committees have been meeting. Here's a look at some of the numbers surrounding the special session and the budget debate...
Walker says he won't rescind special session proclamation

...constitutional budget reserve could wind up hurting the state's credit rating.On Wednesday, the House and Senate Finance committees held their first hearings on Walker's new budget plan. Senate Finance members, and particularly co-chairman...
Alaska Legislature gavels in for special session

...without an "acceptable reformation plan" and appropriation approved by the Legislature.The House and Senate Finance committees scheduled hearings Wednesday on Walker's proposal, which also seeks authorization for a draw from the constitutional...
Time for a break in Juneau

On Thursday, the Alaska Legislature voted to take a recess while the House and Senate finance committees continue to work on the state budget. Lawmakers gaveled in for a special session this week after they could not complete their...
Lawmakers call on Walker to reign in budget

...Senate President-elect Kevin Meyer, House Speaker Mike Chenault and the co-chairmen of the House and Senate finance committees said the most critical issue before the Legislature is Alaska's long-range financial outlook."The immediate...
Gov. Walker says he's haunted by savings draw-down rate

...administration has released a broad-strokes overview of the budget, which Pitney went over with the Senate and House Finance committees Friday. Greater detail is expected soon from the departments on specific areas of proposed cuts.In analyzing...
Three defend Alaska's judicial selection process

...SJR-3 is currently being read by the Senate State Affairs Committee, and will later pass through the Judiciary and Finance Committees. If it passes the legislature, the proposed amendment will become an item on the next general election ballot...
Legislature 2014: Spending in focus as revenue dips

...December, French said."The number one topic of the session will be the budget deficit. It will dominate the Finance committees and every other committee. On every bill, the question will be, can we afford it?" French said.On the House...


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