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The Columbus Dispatch
Kasich proposes tax exemption for Nationwide Arenameasures and higher education reforms. State Budget Director Tim Keen laid out
Kasich proposes tax exemption for Nationwide Arena
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted an hour ago
measures and higher education reforms. State Budget Director Tim Keen laid out the new budget bill Tuesday before the House Finance Committee. Keen said the measure provides the tax exemption even if the arena is leased to a private... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Mattiello: Lawmaker resigned amid federal probePROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the resignation of Rhode Island House Fin
Mattiello: Lawmaker resigned amid federal probe
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 15 hours ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the resignation of Rhode Island House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond Gallison (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has told the House that Finance Committee Chairman... Read more
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Providence Business News
House Finance Chair Gallison resignstroubles come at a critical time for the governor, whose proposed 2017 budget i
House Finance Chair Gallison resigns
Providence Business News / Posted 16 hours ago
troubles come at a critical time for the governor, whose proposed 2017 budget is entering the phase during which the House Finance Committee conducts its review. For the budget to pass the Finance Committee is a key step toward passing the... Read more
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Boston Globe
House finance committee chair quits amid budget talksPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The chairman of Rhode Island’s powerful House finance c
House finance committee chair quits amid budget talks
Boston Globe / Posted 16 hours ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The chairman of Rhode Island’s powerful House finance committee has resigned, but his lawyer wouldn’t say why even as Gov. Gina Raimondo suggested there was trouble and referred questions about him to state police. Democratic... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Chairman of House finance committee resignsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The chairman of the powerful House finance committee ha
Chairman of House finance committee resigns
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 17 hours ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The chairman of the powerful House finance committee has resigned, but his lawyer won't say why. Anthony Traini (TRAY'-nee), a lawyer for Democratic Rep. Raymond Gallison, said Tuesday that Gallison has resigned his seat and... Read more
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Juneau Empire
House begins digging into crime bill; debates to continue Tuesdaylater vote, one restored a study on “social impact bonds” supported by the Hous
House begins digging into crime bill; debates to continue Tuesday
Juneau Empire / Posted yesterday
later vote, one restored a study on “social impact bonds” supported by the House Judiciary Committee but rejected by the House Finance Committee, and three incorporated the text of separate House bills into the criminal justice measure. The text... Read more
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Alaska Public
Budget proposal sent to House floorThe House Finance Committee sent its budget proposal to the House floor Wednesd
Budget proposal sent to House floor
Alaska Public / Posted yesterday
The House Finance Committee sent its budget proposal to the House floor Wednesday. Including some late changes, the budget would cut spending by 280 million dollars. It also spends 225 million in funds left from the current budget. There were some... Read more
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Alaska Public
Impending crime bill looms as Legislature moves to temporary buildingbeds on more serious and violent offenders and create a re-entry program within
Impending crime bill looms as Legislature moves to temporary building
Alaska Public / Posted 4 days ago
beds on more serious and violent offenders and create a re-entry program within the Department of Corrections. But the House Finance Committee scaled back some of these changes. Committee members cited concerns from some victims’ rights... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Crime bill advances to the House floordoing, what can we do differently, how can we change the paradigm in Alaska.”
Crime bill advances to the House floor
Juneau Empire / Posted 5 days ago
doing, what can we do differently, how can we change the paradigm in Alaska.” In the version of the bill approved by the House Finance Committee, lawmakers have walked back some of the changes approved by the Senate. The latest version of the... Read more
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Everett Herald
Republicans to blame for budget delay, State Rep. Ryu saysof Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle. She is chairwoman of the State Hous
Republicans to blame for budget delay, State Rep. Ryu says
Everett Herald / Posted 5 days ago
of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle. She is chairwoman of the State House committee on community development, housing and tribal affairs, a member of the House Finance Committee and a member of the committee on business and financial servi... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Q&A: What's behind big changes to Alaska crime reform legislation?JUNEAU -- A new version of omnibus crime reform legislation, introduced at a Ho
Q&A: What's behind big changes to Alaska crime reform legislation?
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 7 days ago
JUNEAU -- A new version of omnibus crime reform legislation, introduced at a House Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday, would strip away many changes that were recommended as S.B. 91 made its way through the Senate and legislative committees. More... Read more
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Alaska Public
Latest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majorityLance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, during discussions about the state operating budget
Latest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majority
Alaska Public / Posted 7 days ago
Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, during discussions about the state operating budget shortly before it was passed out of the House Finance Committee, March 9, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North) However, the savings under the new version would grow... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Juneau legislators oppose freezing state workers' payThe Alaska House Finance Committee has approved a bill that would eliminate mos
Juneau legislators oppose freezing state workers' pay
Juneau Empire / Posted 7 days ago
The Alaska House Finance Committee has approved a bill that would eliminate most state employees’ merit raises until oil prices rise, but Juneau legislators say they don’t expect the measure to advance much farther. “It does seem that it would have... Read more
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Juneau Empire
House panel advances bill affecting employee increasesthat would tie state employee merit increases to increases in oil prices. The
House panel advances bill affecting employee increases
Juneau Empire / Posted 7 days ago
that would tie state employee merit increases to increases in oil prices. The rewrite of the HB 379 that moved from the House Finance Committee on Saturday calls for no merit increases until the average price per barrel for North Slope oil for... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
State granted $12M to tackle homeless crisisis only for rental housing, subsidy, or this money is just for mental healthy s
State granted $12M to tackle homeless crisis
Hawaii News Now / Posted 8 days ago
is only for rental housing, subsidy, or this money is just for mental healthy services," said Sylvia Luke, Chair of the House Finance Committee. "There's no one size fits all solution to this particular problem facing our community which is why... Read more
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Alaska Public
Senate president aims to finish session in Juneaunext week. Centennial Hall Convention Center and the Bill Ray Center office bu
Senate president aims to finish session in Juneau
Alaska Public / Posted 8 days ago
next week. Centennial Hall Convention Center and the Bill Ray Center office building are potential sites for Legislative activities. The House Finance Committee is planning to consider amendments to the criminal justice and sentencing bill Tues... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Legislature may soon need new venue for overtime lawmaking, speaker sayswith the biggest potential financial impact on state government, another conten
Legislature may soon need new venue for overtime lawmaking, speaker says
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 9 days ago
with the biggest potential financial impact on state government, another contentious bill is poised to be re-written by the House Finance Committee and to get a floor vote this week. The committee, led by GOP Reps. Mark Neuman of Big Lake and Steve... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Alcohol bill OK'd with provisions for pot bizwas getting done. On Friday, House and Senate negotiators approved contracts fo
Alcohol bill OK'd with provisions for pot biz
Juneau Empire / Posted 10 days ago
was getting done. On Friday, House and Senate negotiators approved contracts for four state employee unions as part of ongoing work on the budget. The House Finance Committee met on legislation proposing changes to the state’s criminal justice syst... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga to lose roughly $5 million annually after state lawmakers repeal Hall Income TaxFILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormic
Chattanooga to lose roughly $5 million annually after state lawmakers repeal Hall Income Tax
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, speaks during a House Finance Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. McCormick on Tuesday, April 19, vowed retribution for companies that spoke out... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
TN Legislature votes to phase out Hall Income Taxat the levy for years and complete elimination has been pushed by groups includ
TN Legislature votes to phase out Hall Income Tax
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
at the levy for years and complete elimination has been pushed by groups including Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee. House Finance Committee Chairman Charles Sargent, R-Franklin, today said abolishing the tax would help Tennesseans and... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Salaries spotlighted as session continuesAlaska executive branch employees covered by collective bargaining. Administra
Salaries spotlighted as session continues
Juneau Empire / Posted 11 days ago
Alaska executive branch employees covered by collective bargaining. Administration Commissioner Sheldon Fisher said to the House Finance Committee April 19 that he feels the agreements are fair to both sides given the state’s $4.1 billion budget... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Hawaii lawmakers grant more than $1M in funding for vector controlbranch, which has been reduced over the past few years by furloughs and budget
Hawaii lawmakers grant more than $1M in funding for vector control
Hawaii News Now / Posted 12 days ago
branch, which has been reduced over the past few years by furloughs and budget cuts," said Sylvia Luke, chairperson of the House Finance Committee. "In making these appropriations, the department will be able to add 20 new positions to monitor... Read more
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Alaska Public
Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016some of the most wide-ranging changes in the history of Alaska finances this ye
Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016
Alaska Public / Posted 12 days ago
some of the most wide-ranging changes in the history of Alaska finances this year. That’s why the leaders of the House Finance Committee invited Governor Bill Walker and top state officials to talk about their budget plan – especially,... Read more
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Alaska Public
Lawmakers invite Walker to discuss budget, primarily Permanent Fund drawingssome of the most wide-ranging changes in the history of Alaska finances this ye
Lawmakers invite Walker to discuss budget, primarily Permanent Fund drawings
Alaska Public / Posted 12 days ago
some of the most wide-ranging changes in the history of Alaska finances this year. That’s why the leaders of the House Finance Committee invited Governor Bill Walker and top state officials to talk about their budget plan – especially,... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Cost-cutters turn attention to state salariesand chairman of the House Rules Committee, on the 91st day of the legislative s
Cost-cutters turn attention to state salaries
Juneau Empire / Posted 12 days ago
and chairman of the House Rules Committee, on the 91st day of the legislative session. It received its first hearing in the House Finance Committee on Monday morning. “Quite frankly, it makes no sense to give out raises to state employees in this... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Bill would cut pay raises for state employeesHouse Republicans introduced a bill that would cut pay raises for state employe
Bill would cut pay raises for state employees
Brandon Sun / Posted 12 days ago
House Republicans introduced a bill that would cut pay raises for state employees. It drew pushback from members of the House Finance committee when Anchorage Reps. Charisse Millett and Craig Johnson debuted the bill. Democratic Rep. Les Gara... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Walker repeats need for fiscal plan in legislative briefingclear he wants a broader package from lawmakers. The comments came during a br
Walker repeats need for fiscal plan in legislative briefing
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 13 days ago
clear he wants a broader package from lawmakers. The comments came during a briefing with legislators requested by the House Finance Committee co-chairs on the latest version of Walker’s permanent fund plan. The proposal is central to Walker’s... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Drug money bill moves on in HouseCONCORD - A Senate bill to provide additional money for opioid prevention, trea
Drug money bill moves on in House
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
CONCORD - A Senate bill to provide additional money for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery now heads to the House Finance Committee after it passed the lower chamber on Wednesday morning. Legislators approved the bill by a 235-109 margin to... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Bill to change parole eligibility for Alaska inmates moves to Housea huge amount of money you can reinvest into a variety of different things.” T
Bill to change parole eligibility for Alaska inmates moves to House
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 13 days ago
a huge amount of money you can reinvest into a variety of different things.” The bill is currently under review by the House Finance Committee. Amendments are expected to be completed Sunday before the bill moves on to a House floor... Read more
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Alaska Public
Budget talks are quiet as Walker projects optimismgoing to agree to that.” Progress is occurring on a separate area of the budge
Budget talks are quiet as Walker projects optimism
Alaska Public / Posted 14 days ago
going to agree to that.” Progress is occurring on a separate area of the budget – one that will affect all Alaskans. The House Finance Committee is discussing a bill that would draw billions of dollars from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve.... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Tenn. Senate OKs bill allowing guns on public campusescolleges and universities who have handgun-carry permits to carry their guns on
Tenn. Senate OKs bill allowing guns on public campuses
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
colleges and universities who have handgun-carry permits to carry their guns on campus. The bill also won approval in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday and appears headed to a final vote on the House floor Wednesday. The measure, Senate Bill... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Senate OKs guns-on-campus billpermits to carry their guns on campus at Tennessee public colleges and universi
Senate OKs guns-on-campus bill
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
permits to carry their guns on campus at Tennessee public colleges and universities. The bill also won approval in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday and appears headed to a final vote on the House floor Wednesday. The measure, Senate Bill... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
City, county: No local tax hike despite Hall tax cutbonds from its long-standing 6 percent rate to 5 percent. The House version is
City, county: No local tax hike despite Hall tax cut
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
bonds from its long-standing 6 percent rate to 5 percent. The House version is still awaiting its expected approval in the House Finance Committee and will likely be on the House floor for final approval Wednesday. The bill makes no provision for... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
BlueCrest applies to drill offshoretax credits stable so the company could continue to develop the resources even
BlueCrest applies to drill offshore
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 15 days ago
tax credits stable so the company could continue to develop the resources even at low oil prices. Johnson testified to the House Finance Committee on April 4 that any changes should be gradual. He said the state’s investment has been a good one at... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Legislature OKs raise in comptroller’s audit fees, funding for preservationresident in each of the following years. The Republican sponsors, Senate Majori
Legislature OKs raise in comptroller’s audit fees, funding for preservation
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
resident in each of the following years. The Republican sponsors, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville and House Finance Committee Chairman Charles Sargent of Franklin, said the extra money is needed to cover increased costs — and... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Legislators face overtime with big issues unresolvedwant to make sure that we adopt the right plan going forward,” said Rep. Cathy
Legislators face overtime with big issues unresolved
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 16 days ago
want to make sure that we adopt the right plan going forward,” said Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, and a member of the House Finance Committee. To try to rush such a “monumental decision,” in a day or two would be a mistake, she... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
With session winding down, gamesmanship heats up in Tenn. Housejustified. The amendment was killed on a party-line vote. The next day, Rep. K
With session winding down, gamesmanship heats up in Tenn. House
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
justified. The amendment was killed on a party-line vote. The next day, Rep. Ken Dunlap, D-Rock Island, came before the House Finance Committee with a bill (HB2477) that, as amended, simply calls for reconstruction and reopening of a bridge that... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Bill easing texting-while-driving penalty passesA stumbling block has been how far to push oil and gas tax credit changes. Wor
Bill easing texting-while-driving penalty passes
Brandon Sun / Posted 16 days ago
A stumbling block has been how far to push oil and gas tax credit changes. Work continued at the Capitol Sunday. The House Finance Committee unveiled a draft rewrite of a bill allowing for structured, annual draws from Alaska Permanent Fund... Read more
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Island Packet
Bill easing texting-while-driving penalty passesA stumbling block has been how far to push oil and gas tax credit changes. Wor
Bill easing texting-while-driving penalty passes
Island Packet / Posted 16 days ago
A stumbling block has been how far to push oil and gas tax credit changes. Work continued at the Capitol Sunday. The House Finance Committee unveiled a draft rewrite of a bill allowing for structured, annual draws from Alaska Permanent Fund... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
'No way' to avoid overtime lawmaking, senate president saysfund available for government spending every year, an idea similar to a proposa
'No way' to avoid overtime lawmaking, senate president says
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 17 days ago
fund available for government spending every year, an idea similar to a proposal from Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage. House Finance Committee Co-Chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, introduced an identical bill the same day. The governor said... Read more
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Island Packet
Thompson eyes further work on tax bill packagep.m. A bill that included versions of three of Gov. Bill Walker's tax bills is
Thompson eyes further work on tax bill package
Island Packet / Posted 17 days ago
p.m. A bill that included versions of three of Gov. Bill Walker's tax bills is being set aside for further work in the House Finance Committee. This past week, the committee rolled into one bill proposed increases in motor fuels, mining and... Read more
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Alaska Public
Proposed motor fuels, mining, and fisheries’ taxes rolled into one billbeen rolled into one bill being considered by a state House committee. Rep. St
Proposed motor fuels, mining, and fisheries’ taxes rolled into one bill
Alaska Public / Posted 18 days ago
been rolled into one bill being considered by a state House committee. Rep. Steve Thompson, R- Fairbanks, co-chair of the House Finance Committee, believes that the motor fuels’ taxes fit together well with the proposals or mining and fisheries... Read more
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Alaska Public
Renewable Energy Fund, casualty of budget crunch, may get new lifelinecommunity revenue sharing, and rural power projects — including the Renewable E
Renewable Energy Fund, casualty of budget crunch, may get new lifeline
Alaska Public / Posted 18 days ago
community revenue sharing, and rural power projects — including the Renewable Energy Fund. Testifying this week before the House Finance Committee, Hoffman said it’s a good use for the endowment. “I think that it is a win-win for rural Alaska, for... Read more
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Island Packet
Senate panel strips out sockeye salmon stampbeing considered by a state House committee. A draft rewrite of Gov. Bill Walk
Senate panel strips out sockeye salmon stamp
Island Packet / Posted 18 days ago
being considered by a state House committee. A draft rewrite of Gov. Bill Walker's motor fuels tax bill, rolled out by the House Finance Committee, also adds in proposed increases in mining and fisheries taxes. Walker has proposed increases for all... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Health insurance for families of fallen firefighters, troopers included in crime reform billnow included in Senate Bill 91, sweeping crime reform legislation that has alre
Health insurance for families of fallen firefighters, troopers included in crime reform bill
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 18 days ago
now included in Senate Bill 91, sweeping crime reform legislation that has already cleared the Senate and now sits in the House Finance Committee. Under current state policy, family members of law enforcement officers and firefighters who die on... Read more
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Brandon Sun
House Finance weighing tax bill packagebeing considered by a state House committee. A draft rewrite of Gov. Bill Walk
House Finance weighing tax bill package
Brandon Sun / Posted 18 days ago
being considered by a state House committee. A draft rewrite of Gov. Bill Walker's motor fuels tax bill, rolled out by the House Finance Committee, also adds in proposed increases in mining and fisheries taxes. Walker has proposed increases for all... Read more
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Juneau Empire
On oil and gas subsidies, House commits turnoverCommittee, members of the Majority rewrote Walker’s bill, restoring hundreds of
On oil and gas subsidies, House commits turnover
Juneau Empire / Posted 19 days ago
Committee, members of the Majority rewrote Walker’s bill, restoring hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies. The House Finance Committee took that rewrite and made more changes, coming up with a version that contained about 40 percent of... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
UTC, Chattanooga State to benefit from Tennessee's just-passed $35 billion budgetby cutting taxes paid by wealthier Tennesseans, with Haslam expected to propose
UTC, Chattanooga State to benefit from Tennessee's just-passed $35 billion budget
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
by cutting taxes paid by wealthier Tennesseans, with Haslam expected to propose a gas tax next year that would affect all. House Finance Committee Chairman Charles Sargent, R-Franklin, pointed out the new budget also provides $37 million to shore... Read more
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Alaska Public
Poorest Alaskans hit hardest by new proposed budget solutionsdue to oil revenue. Alaska is the only state in the country without either an i
Poorest Alaskans hit hardest by new proposed budget solutions
Alaska Public / Posted 19 days ago
due to oil revenue. Alaska is the only state in the country without either an income tax or a statewide sales tax. The House Finance Committee scheduled public testimony on Walker’s income tax proposal and the proposed Permanent Fund plan for... Read more
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Juneau Empire
On oil and gas subsidies, House commits a turnoverCommittee, members of the Majority rewrote Walker’s bill, restoring hundreds of
On oil and gas subsidies, House commits a turnover
Juneau Empire / Posted 19 days ago
Committee, members of the Majority rewrote Walker’s bill, restoring hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies. The House Finance Committee took that rewrite and made more changes, coming up with a version that contained about 40 percent of... Read more
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