The Operating Budget and Commissioner Crum Confirmation hearing

On Thursday the House passed the FY20 Operating Budget. The House took a hard look at the budget this year–continuing work that has been done for years to reduce the budget.
Our FY19 operating budget is $838 million smaller (in real dollars) than it was in FY12. The FY20 budget we just passed was another ~$200 million smaller than last year’s.

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Rep Spohnholz weekly E-news

Thank you to everyone who came out last Sunday to testify to members of House Finance and Anchorage legislators about the Governor’s budget. Approximately 100 people testified and many more submitted written testimony.

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Update: Budget Process and House Finance Community Meetings

This is the week that House finance sub-committees will close out and funding reports will go to the full Finance Committee. In sub-committee, we have been going line by line, examining the governor’s budget proposals. Once we have examined the budget in detail and made recommendations, each subcommittee will…

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Weekly Update from Juneau

Some of the highlights of this past week include meeting with Elizabeth Larson and Haley Kniceley from Close Up, David Banks of the Alaska Behavioral Health Association, and Tammy Satterfield and Dirk Shumaker of Kids Corp. Inc. Elizabeth, David, and Tammy live in District 16.

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Weekly Update from Juneau

I have had so many wonderful visitors in my office recently. People that I have had the pleasure of meeting with include members of the Alaska Primary Care Association and Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, youth with 4-H, and members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. My office also had the chance to speak with Anny Cochrano with Alaska Youth Advocates and meet “Jellybean.” On Friday….

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