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House Majority E-News 01-20-10

House Majority E-News for Jan 20, 2010

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University Budget to Get Full Committee Attention

(Juneau) - House Finance Committee Co-Chair Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage,
and University Budget Chair Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, announced
today that the entire finance committee will evaluate the university
budget requests this session rather than assigning that budget to a
subcommittee.

"The university is important to everyone statewide," Hawker said.
"This team approach will help the entire committee learn and
understand all the details of their budget."

Fairclough, who worked with Hawker to ensure the new approach was
acceptable with members of the past university subcommittee and their
fellow committee members, will chair the discussions. "We've
established greater involvement with the Board of Regents over the
past session and interim, and can better understand the university's
needs using the full committee approach," Fairclough said.

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