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Alaska House to focus on budget-related bills


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska House passed a resolution Monday aimed at

focusing committee work on the state’s budget deficit, while minority Democrats pushed for a more inclusive process to find budget solutions.

The resolution, which passed 38-1, seeks to limit committees to hearing bills related to the budget and revenue until the House passes a state operating budget to the Senate. That

generally happens in the first half of March. House

Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, told reporters bills that would reduce state spending or raise revenues also would fall under the language...

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