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House approves TransCanada buyout the state's bills without this pipeline," said Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and chairman of the House Finance Committee.As envisioned, AKLNG includes construction of an 800-mile natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to an export...
Senate Finance advances TransCanada buyout bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee on Monday advanced legislation that would authorize funding for a buyout of one of the state's partners in a major proposed gas...
State Government
Administration's plan a step in the right direction

...about the proposal. Funding government while protecting the dividend program remains a priority. And, as Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly noted, budget cuts will continue to be part of the budget plan when the Legislature convenes...
TransCanada ready for buyout

...consider that as an option," Lee said during a House Finance Committee meeting, though the final decision would be left...dollars) later.In a morning hearing, the Senate Finance Committee sharply criticized the administration of Gov. Bill...
Legislators: Is AGDC ready?

...Lake and chairman of the House Finance Committee.The official question on lawmakers...Early in Tuesday's House Finance Committee meeting, AGDC vice president...continue today in the Senate Finance Committee, which meets at 9 a.m.The...
State Government
The latest on the special session: Legislators want to analyze buyout risk, rewards

...Gov. Bill Walker is arguing for a buyout, saying it would give the state a greater say in the project. The House Finance Committee began holding hearings on the issue Saturday. 11:25 a.m. The Alaska Legislature has gaveled in for the start...
What others say: Cut state travel

...Sen. Anna MacKinnon is co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Rep. Mark Neuman of Big Lake also attended; he is co-chair of the House Finance Committee.The conference is designed to give states influence...
October session on TransCanada buyout coming

...crude is selling for less than $50 per barrel and it is facing multi-billion dollar deficits."Our (Senate) Finance Committee is interested in where that money would be coming from. That is a big deal," she said.Giessel feels the Legislature...
Falling oil prices gouge state budget deeper

...commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget...Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake and chairman of the House Finance Committee.Last week, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services...
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...Legislature during the budget process, and a bill to expand Medicaid introduced by Walker did not make it out of the House Finance Committee during the special session. Elwood Brehmer can be reached at


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