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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...public education," House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said of potentially tapping those pots. House Finance Committee Co-Chairman Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said he didn't think there was much appetite to tap those funds, but...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/leaders-raise-potential-of-budget-vo
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School district waits on final numbers

Further cuts to education funding are still a possibility in Juneau.On April 2, the Senate Finance Committee made an amendment to the state's 2016 operating budget that would reduce the state's foundation formula, which determines...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/school-district-waits-on-final-numbe
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Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

JUNEAU - Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday defended the budget the Senate passed, including proposed cuts to education, as responsible.A co-chair of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-21/senate-finance-members-defend-budget
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Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

...department official, Sana Efird, told the House Finance Committee this week that there have been "great improvements...Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and co-chair of the House Finance Committee, said adding people to a system that isn't working...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-16/walker-hints-at-special-session-over
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Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund

The Senate Finance committee swept millions in capital project...the end of March, inspired the finance committee to save that money. The SBR will...now goes to the House. A House Finance committee hearing on the budget bill is scheduled...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94-million-into-rain
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Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for April 8

...will be taken.Wednesday 1:30 p.m.The Senate Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss SB 26 Budget...Testimony will be taken. Friday 1:30 p.m.The House Finance Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 137 Hunting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-07/legislative-information-office-telec
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Legislature's decimation of school funding is shortsighted

...make up the difference is by cutting staff - up to 100 positions, according to the district's release. Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Pete Kelly said the Senate "did what was in the best interests of the state of Alaska." It's hard...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-04/legislatures-decimation-of-school
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Governor: Medicaid reform without expansion unacceptable

...Medicaid program. The House Finance Committee on Saturday introduced reform...Kelly, R-Fairbanks.House Finance Committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson...me."Last week, the House Finance Committee heard from health care industry...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-13/governor-medicaid-reform-without-exp
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Legislators talk medicaid, capital budget

...Medicaid expansion and reform package. The House Finance Committee has scheduled two-a-day meetings for Tuesday...for this week. Here are two others: The Senate Finance Committee plans to take public testimony Monday on the state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-04-05
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What others say: No cutting our way to prosperity

...dollar bill toward the goal line.It's clear the programs have popular support among Alaskans. When the House Finance Committee cut funding for public broadcasting in half, an outpouring of public testimony in support of stations across Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-06/what-others-say-no-cutting-our-wa
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