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Falling oil prices gouge state budget deeper

...commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's...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
What others say: Juneau can host a special session, but will it?

...include using the Terry Miller building for office space and the current availability of the Senate Chamber and House Finance Committee room for meetings. Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center also are available if necessary. Those...
Walker discusses Medicaid expansion decision

...who rejected his attempt to simply advance expansion as part of his budget proposal. The bill stalled in the House Finance Committee during the first special session in May; the Senate Finance Committee didn't take it up. Versions of the measure...
Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion would help Alaska's economy

...delay of litigation that will come if he implements it without legislative approval. Improving the economy by getting people medical care is the right thing to do. Rep. Les Gara is a Democratic Member of the House Finance Committee.
Juneau APOC office skeletal after cuts

...2016 budget in February, the Juneau delegation rallied to restore it.At first, it seemed to have worked. The House Finance Committee reversed the cut in its version of the budget and asked APOC to find savings elsewhere. The Department of Administration...
House bill would access CBR by putting Permanent Fund earnings off limits

The House Finance Committee introduced a bill Tuesday that would put $6.4 billion from...rejected.It's expected that HB 2002 will be taken up during the House Finance Committee meeting Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Elwood Brehmer can be...
What others say: Legislature's unwillingness to engage public a symptom of partisanship

...that was true. On Thursday, the Democrat-led minority caucus held an open public comment period after the House Finance Committee announced it would take no action on Medicaid during the special session. What rapidly became apparent was that...
Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

...attitudes some Railbelt legislators have towards the Alaska Marine Highway System came through unvarnished in a May 6 House Finance Committee hearing.Committee members from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the Fairbanks area interrogated Transportation...
House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal

JUNEAU - House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not...House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said the House Finance Committee's action complicates budget negotiations.Failure of the...


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