NFIB/Alaska State Director Denny DeWitt reports from the State Capitol on the legislative week ending March 4, 2016
- The House Finance Committee held public hearings on its budget and its subcommittees were hearing testimony on the various tax proposals from the administration. House floor action was very limited.
- The Senate spent the week closing out budget subcommittees. The Senate Finance Committee is hearing its Medicaid reform measure, Senate Bill 74, and working through proposed amendments.
- The Senate State Affairs adopted a committee substitute for Senate Bill 91, the crime bill that, among many other things, increases the felony crime threshold from $750 to $2,000. We are continuing to advocate that the threshold should not be increased.
- Rep. Lance Pruitt introduced House Bill 351 to limit new regulations by requiring that existing regulations costing the same be repealed. NFIB’s letter of support can be read here.