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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rep. Thomas Delivers his Floor Speech on the FY 2013 Operating Budget

2012-03-15 : Photo Image : 3986x2515 : Select Committee on Legislative Ethics

Representative Bill Thomas delivers his floor speech on the Fiscal Year 2013 statewide operating budget, House Bill 284, during an evening House Floor Session Thursday. Thomas, the House Finance Co-chair in charge of the operating budget, says it responsibly invests $9.49 billion in state, federal and other funds on schools, healthcare, resource development, and public safety. The House passed HB 284 by a vote of 32 - 5. ...
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Rep. Thomas Delivers his Floor Speech on the FY 2013 Operating Budget


House Approves FY 2013 Statewide Operations Budget
HB 284 Holds Agency Growth to 3.4%, Spends $77.7M Less than Gov's Proposal

2012-03-15 : Press Release : House Finance Committee

The Alaska House of Representatives today passed the Fiscal Year 2013 statewide operating and mental health budgets (HB 284 & 285), moving the legislature one step closer to satisfying its only constitutional obligation and following the House Majority Caucus' guiding principle ...  Read More »


U.S. Congressman Young (left) and Speaker Chenault Discuss Issues Facing Alaska

2012-03-15 : Photo Image : 4648x2934 : House Finance Committee

U.S. Congressman Don Young (left) and Alaska State House Speaker Mike Chenault discuss issues facing Alaska before a meeting with House members Thursday in the Speaker's Chamber. ...
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U.S. Congressman Young (left) and Speaker Chenault Discuss Issues Facing Alaska


Fiscal Year 2013 Statewide Operations Budget Floor Speech
Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines (as prepared)

2012-03-15 : Opinion Editorial : Rep. Bill Thomas

Mr. Speaker, we have before us the FY13 operating budget, CS for HB 284(FIN), and the mental health operating budget, CS for HB 285(FIN). Building a budget is hard work. Constraining spending is even harder, but critical. We all know that oil production is declining, while at ...  Read More »


Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012-03-15 : : The House Majority Morning Minutes

A Summary of News & Events from Alaska's State House for Thursday - 03/14/12: H Floor Session: The House passed HB 314, Alaska Railroad Land Leases, by a vote of 34 to 3. HB 365, Aquatic Invasive Species, was introduced and referred to House ...  Read More »