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Update: Legislature to address education today addition to providing $30 million in one-time aid to be split among districts outside the formula. The Senate Finance Committee proposed $100 million in additional school aid outside the formula for each of the next three years. That was...
Senate Finance advances education bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee advanced a broad-ranging education bill Saturday that adds more money to public education and raises the required local contribution...
Senate committee releases its version of education bill

The Senate Finance Committee has released its long-awaited version of House Bill 278...said Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, co-chair of the Senate Finance committee. "Parents know their kids best. This plan gives parents more...
Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

...the plan emerged from the Senate Finance Committee.It will be up to the House...said in a release.The Senate Finance Committee's rewrite of HB385 calls...driving force behind the Senate Finance Committee's approach was to improve...
Senate passes capital budget

...reasonable, given the state's budget situation.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer said he thought members...than what was reported when the bill left the Senate Finance Committee. Materials provided with the bill at that time...
Senate Finance advances budget bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee advanced a $2.1 billion capital budget Wednesday.Perhaps the biggest change compared with the draft unveiled earlier this...
Education bill rewrite leaves some frustrated

...minority Democrat to vote in support was Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka.With the bill now before the Senate Finance Committee, Education Commissioner Mike Hanley said Tuesday that he would seek to have provisions related to residential...
Senate Finance unveils $1.9 billion capital budget

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a $1.9 billion capital budget Monday, which co-chair Kevin Meyer said was in keeping with the goal of a smaller...
Panel proposes more school money, pension option

...have pushed for a roughly $400 increase for next year, with the amount adjusted for inflation after that.The Senate Finance Committee, in its version of the state operating budget, proposed a $75 million increase in additional aid to districts...
School board budget to be approved, far from complete

...two years - resulting in a final base student allocation of $5,981 in 2016. That bill is currently in the Senate Finance Committee. Also embedded in the bill was an addition $30 million in one-time funding, which Dave Jones, assistant...


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