Senators Joe Paskvan, Dennis Egan, and Gary Stevens during the closeout hearing of the Senate Finance DEED Subcommittee, March 20, 2012
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

House Finance Committee taking public testimony on operating & mental health budgets next week

The House Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on the operating and mental health budgets next week.  There is a two-minute time limit on testimony.  Here is the schedule on when you can testify from your community:
Rm. 519, Capital Bldg.
1:30 p.m. – Juneau
2:45 p.m.  – Bethel, Kotzebue, Barrow, Nome, Delta Junction, Offnets
4:00 p.m. – Anchorage
Rm. 519, Capital Bldg.
1:30 p.m. – Fairbanks
3:00 p.m.  – Sitka, Wrangell, Petersburg, Dillingham, Cordova, Unalaska
4:15 p.m. – Homer, Kenai, Valdez, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Matsu, Glennallen, Tok, Seward

HB 284 – Operating Budget
HB 285 – Mental Health Budget