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Senate Finance grills OMB, Education Commissioner over budget

Senate Finance grills OMB, Education Commissioner over budget

Hoffman calls 25 percent proposed cuts to education ‘unacceptable’

Senate Finance grills OMB, Education Commissioner over budget
What you can expect at the Capitol this week
What you can expect at the Capitol this week
In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, former Speaker nominee Rep. Bryce Edgmon, Dillingham, right, shares a laugh with Speaker nominee Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, as Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Neal Foster, Nome, presides over the House. Edgmon was elected Speaker of the House on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A whirlwhind week at the state capitol

Looking back on the week in the Alaska Legislature.

In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, former Speaker nominee Rep. Bryce Edgmon, Dillingham, right, shares a laugh with Speaker nominee Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, as Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Neal Foster, Nome, presides over the House. Edgmon was elected Speaker of the House on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Details emerge on proposed job cuts
Details emerge on proposed job cuts
‘To hell with politics’: House speaker elected after two Republicans cross party lines
‘To hell with politics’: House speaker elected after two Republicans cross party lines
Dunleavy budget proposal proposes to eliminate hundreds of jobs
Dunleavy budget proposal proposes to eliminate hundreds of jobs
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, left, listens to Dr. Steve Atwater, Executive Dean of the university’s new Alaska College of Education, during an interview at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dunleavy’s candidate screening process under scrutiny
Dunleavy’s candidate screening process under scrutiny
As House falters to organize, committees take new shape

As House falters to organize, committees take new shape

Committees masquerade as ‘informational meetings.’

As House falters to organize, committees take new shape
Capitol Live: Without organization, House committees gather as ‘informational meetings’ anyway
Capitol Live: Without organization, House committees gather as ‘informational meetings’ anyway
Commerce commissioner wants to reduce regulations, grow economy
Commerce commissioner wants to reduce regulations, grow economy
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy, left, listens as Attorney General Kevin Clarkson describes three constitutional amendments that would be a foundation of his administration’s fiscal plan during a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capitol Live: Mariculture could be a $100 million industry in Alaska
Capitol Live: Mariculture could be a $100 million industry in Alaska
Dan Robinson, chief of research and analysis for the Department of Labor & Workforce Development, gives a 2019 Alaska Job Forecast and Outlook presentation at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dan Robinson, chief of research and analysis for the Department of Labor & Workforce Development, gives a 2019 Alaska Job Forecast and Outlook presentation at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Capitol Live: Juneau delegation hosting town hall, reacting to gov’s proposed budget
Capitol Live: Juneau delegation hosting town hall, reacting to gov’s proposed budget
Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, speaks during a press conference with Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, left, and Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, R-Wasilla,at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. David Talerico, R-Healy, speaks during a press conference with Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, left, and Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, R-Wasilla,at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Two Dunleavy picks decline offers after coming under fire
Two Dunleavy picks decline offers after coming under fire
Finance director warns of budget ‘death spiral’
Finance director warns of budget ‘death spiral’
Capitol Live: Gov proposes cutting $20M of already-approved education funding
Capitol Live: Gov proposes cutting $20M of already-approved education funding
Father of deceased Kotzebue girl among Dunleavy’s new appointments
Father of deceased Kotzebue girl among Dunleavy’s new appointments