Legislature(2015 - 2016)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/30/2015 01:30 PM FINANCE

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02:59:03 PM Start
02:59:11 PM SB72 || SB73
02:59:11 PM Public Testimony: Juneau
03:00:01 PM Public Testimony: Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalaska
05:36:25 PM Public Testimony: Barrow, Tok, Delta Junction
06:00:13 PM Public Testimony: Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg
06:52:01 PM Public Testimony: Sitka, Cordova, Valdez
08:10:45 PM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= HB 72 Presentation: Overview FY17 Operating Budget TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 73 APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
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1:30 pm - Juneau
3:00 pm - Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Unalaska
5:00 pm - Barrow, Tok, Delta Junction
5:30 pm - Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg
6:00 pm - Sitka, Cordova, Valdez
                 SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                      March 30, 2015                                                                                            
                         2:59 p.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
2:59:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Kelly  called the Senate Finance  Committee meeting                                                                    
to order at 2:59 p.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Anna MacKinnon, Co-Chair                                                                                                
Senator Pete Kelly, Co-Chair                                                                                                    
Senator Peter Micciche, Vice-Chair                                                                                              
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Mike Dunleavy                                                                                                           
Senator Lyman Hoffman                                                                                                           
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Pam Mueller-Guy, Deaf  Service, Southeast Alaska Independent                                                                    
Living (SAIL),  Juneau; Robert Kelso, Self,  Juneau; Stephen                                                                    
SueWing, Self,  Juneau; Mark Miller,  Superintendent, Juneau                                                                    
School  District,  Juneau;  Patrick Sidmore,  Board  Member,                                                                    
Association  for the  Education  of  Young Children  (AEYC),                                                                    
Juneau;   Ron  Somerville,   Self,   Juneau;  Ed   Buyarski,                                                                    
Southeast Master Gardeners,  Juneau; Kara Hollatz, Children,                                                                    
Juneau;  Patty Winegar,  Self,  Juneau;  Emily Ferry,  Self,                                                                    
Juneau;  Averyl Veliz,  Self,  Juneau;  Jorden Nigro,  Self,                                                                    
Juneau;  Will  Muldoon,  Self, Juneau;  Odin  Brudie,  Self,                                                                    
Juneau;  Andi Story,  Member, Juneau  School Board,  Juneau;                                                                    
Bill  Hill,  Superintendent,  Bristol Bay  School  District,                                                                    
Bristol  Bay; Mary  Tonsmeire, Self,  Juneau; Daniel  Moore,                                                                    
fifth and  sixth grade  teacher, Chefornak;  Lynnette Dihle,                                                                    
Self, Juneau; Jane Alzner,  Special Education Teacher, Lower                                                                    
Yukon School District, Kotlik;  Hilary Zander, Self, Juneau;                                                                    
Patricia  George,  Advocacy  Chair,  Alaska  State  Literacy                                                                    
Association,   Juneau;  Anita   Evans,  Juneau   Interpreter                                                                    
Referral Line,  Juneau; Deanna  Hobbs, High  School Student,                                                                    
Juneau;   Nancy  Seamount,   Academic  Counselor,   Alaska's                                                                    
Learning  Network  (AKLN),  Juneau;  Cori  Stennett,  Juneau                                                                    
Violence Prevention  Coalition, Juneau; Jim  Holien, Klawock                                                                    
Schools,   Klawock;  Emily   Coate   Thompson,  Parents   as                                                                    
Teachers,  Juneau;  Danny  Peterson, Self,  Juneau;  Melissa                                                                    
Johnson,  Prevention Director,  Aiding  Women  in Abuse  and                                                                    
Rape    Emergencies,   Juneau;    Rachel   Wintz,    Program                                                                    
Coordinator,  Girls on  the Run,  AWARE,  Inc., Juneau;  Ben                                                                    
Wills,  Juneau Choice  and  Accountability Program,  Juneau;                                                                    
Cecelia  Westman, Community  Engagement Coordinator,  AWARE,                                                                    
Inc.;  Richard Cole,  Self, Juneau;  Amy  Jo Meiners,  Self,                                                                    
Juneau; Simeon Swetzof Jr., Mayor,  City of St. Paul; Esther                                                                    
Smith,    Self,    Juneau;   Shannon    Adamson,    Regional                                                                    
Representative, Masters  Mates and Pilots,  Juneau; Julianne                                                                    
Curry,  Executive  Director,  United  Fishermen  of  Alaska,                                                                    
Juneau; Lon Garrison, President,  Sitka School Board, Sitka;                                                                    
Jennifer   Robinson,  Executive   Director,  Greater   Sitka                                                                    
Chamber  of  Commerce,  Sitka;  Peter  Hoepfner,  President,                                                                    
Cordova School District, Cordova; Representative Dan Ortiz.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Doug  Walrath,  Director,  Northwestern  Alaska  Career  and                                                                    
Technical Center  (NACTEC), Nome; Ashley  Stickman, Maniilaq                                                                    
Family  Crisis   Center,  Kotzebue;  Hannah   Atkinson,  Co-                                                                    
Founder, MISS  Movement, Kotzebue; Lena Hannah,  Elder Board                                                                    
of  Kotzebue and  Maniilaq Family  Crisis Center,  Kotzebue;                                                                    
Samantha  Hawley, Family  Crisis  Advocate, Maniilaq  Family                                                                    
Crisis  Center,  Kotzebue;  Maija  Lukin,  Mayor,  Kotzebue;                                                                    
Eileen  Arnold, Interim  Executive Director,  Tundra Women's                                                                    
Coalition,  Bethel; Will  Updegrove, Self,  Bethel; Jannelle                                                                    
Vanasse,  Lower Kuskokwim  School  District (LKSD),  Bethel;                                                                    
Frank  Kelty, Fish  and Game  Advisory Committee,  Unalaska;                                                                    
Jon  Conwell,  Unalaska   City  School  District,  Unalaska;                                                                    
Jennifer    Shockley,    KUCB,   Unalaska;    Dan    Walker,                                                                    
Superintendent,  Lower  Kuskokwim  School  District  (LKSD),                                                                    
Bethel;  Annie Mae  Lee, Self,  Bethel; Susan  Murphy, Board                                                                    
President, LKSD,  Bethel; Jeff Dickrell,  Teacher, Unalaska;                                                                    
Keri  Van Delden,  UAF Cooperative  Extension, Nome;  Dorcas                                                                    
Okpealuk,  Self, Nome;  Janet  Balice,  Nome Public  School,                                                                    
Nome;   Kathy   Jordan,   CVB,  Unalaska;   Karen   Kruesch,                                                                    
Librarian, Unalaska; Barb Amarok,  Bering Sea Women's Group,                                                                    
Nome;  Ethel  A.  Patkotak,   Self,  Barrow;  Jeff  Seifert,                                                                    
General Manager,  KBRW, Barrow;  Deborah Sparks,  Self, Tok;                                                                    
Peggy  Cowan, Superintendent,  North Slope  School District,                                                                    
Barrow; Jeff Gavazza, Manager, The  Computer Cabin, Tok; Tom                                                                    
Saxton,  President,  Board  of  KBRW,  Barrow;  Todd  Poage,                                                                    
Superintendent,  Alaska Gateway  School District,  Tok; Alys                                                                    
Orsborn,  Self,  Barrow;  Lisa  Conrad,  Self,  Tok;  Doreen                                                                    
Simmonds,   Self,   Barrow;   Scott   MacManaus,   Assistant                                                                    
Superintendent, Alaska Gateway  School District, Tok; Ginger                                                                    
Evens, Self, Petersburg; Craig  Olson, Self, Kupreanof; Jeff                                                                    
Jabusch,  Borough Manager,  City  and  Borough of  Wrangell,                                                                    
Wrangell;  Lacey  Simpson,  Self,  Ketchikan;  Steve  Berry,                                                                    
Self,  Petersburg;  Rick  Pickrell,  Self,  Ketchikan;  Bett                                                                    
Jakubek,  Self, Ketchikan;  Don McConachie,  Self, Wrangell;                                                                    
Karen  Hofstad,  Self,  Petersburg;  Aleisha  Mollen,  Self,                                                                    
Wrangell;  Susan Erickson,  Self,  Petersburg; Erica  Kludt-                                                                    
Painter,   Superintendent,   Petersburg   School   District,                                                                    
Petersburg;  Barb  Larson,  Self,  Wrangell;  Dan  Sullivan,                                                                    
Self,  Petersburg;  Richard  Larson,  Self,  Wrangell;  Rick                                                                    
Dormer,  Principal,  Petersburg   High  School,  Petersburg;                                                                    
Patrick  Mayer,  Superintendent, Wrangell  School  District,                                                                    
Wrangell; Bennett  McGrath, Self, Petersburg;  Deborah Tice,                                                                    
Self,  Petersburg;  Elizabeth  Hart, Self,  Petersburg;  Tom                                                                    
Abbott,  Self, Petersburg;  Allison Rice,  Self, Petersburg;                                                                    
Larry Miles,  Self, Valdez; Gail  M. Johnson,  Self, Valdez;                                                                    
Rich  McClear,  Self,  Sitka; Harold  Blehm,  Self,  Valdez;                                                                    
Ashley Reece,  Student, Cordova  High School,  Cordova; Paul                                                                    
Nyland,  Self, Valdez;  Vicki  D'Amico, Executive  Director,                                                                    
Sitkans  Against Family  Violence Shelter,  Sitka; Elizabeth                                                                    
Collins,  Cordova Family  Resource  Center, Cordova;  Coleen                                                                    
Stephens, Owner, Stan Stephens  Cruise, Valdez; Susea Albee,                                                                    
Self,  Sitka; Kari  Sagel,  Self,  Sitka; Jennifer  Gibbins,                                                                    
President,  Cordova  Chamber  of  Commerce,  Cordova;  Shana                                                                    
Anderson,  Self,  Valdez;  John Anderson,  General  Manager,                                                                    
KCHU  Radio,  Valdez;  Kelsey Appleton,  Representative  for                                                                    
Steve Graves, Nichols Backdoor  Store, Cordova; Mandy Evans,                                                                    
Self,  Sitka;  Kerin   Kramer,  Executive  Director,  Native                                                                    
Village  of Eyak,  Cordova; Gretchen  Clark, Member,  Alaska                                                                    
Pathways for Prevention, Sitka;  Karl Becker, Self, Cordova;                                                                    
Julia Smith,  Community Director,  SAFV, Sitka;  Nancy Bird,                                                                    
Self,  Cordova;  Reba  Dundas, Senior,  Mt.  Edgecombe  High                                                                    
School, Sitka; Jim Kacsh,  Mayor, Cordova; Deborah Yearwood,                                                                    
Student,  Sitka High  School,  Sitka;  Robert Beedle,  Self,                                                                    
Cordova;   Elena  Gustafson,   Self,  Sitka;   Debra  Adams,                                                                    
Teacher, Cordova; David Otness,  Self, Cordova; Mary Wegner,                                                                    
Superintendent,  Sitka   School  District,   Sitka;  Kristin                                                                    
Carpenter,  Member,  Cordova  City Council,  Cordova;  Randy                                                                    
Robertson,  City Manager,  Cordova; Robyn  Taylor, Assistant                                                                    
Superintendent, Sitka School District, Sitka.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 72(FIN)                                                                                                                    
          APPROP: OPERATING BUDGET/LOANS/FUNDS                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 72(FIN) was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                      
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 73(FIN)                                                                                                                    
          APPROP: MENTAL HEALTH BUDGET                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 73(FIN) was HEARD and HELD in committee for                                                                      
          further consideration.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
PUBLIC TESTIMONY:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     JUNEAU                                                                                                                     
     BETHEL, NOME, KOTZEBUE, UNALASKA                                                                                           
     BARROW, TOK, DELTA JUNCTION                                                                                                
     KETCHIKAN, WRANGELL, PETERSBURG                                                                                            
     SITKA, CORDOVA, VALDEZ                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 72(FIN)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     loan  program  expenses  of state  government  and  for                                                                    
     certain programs and  capitalizing funds; and providing                                                                    
     for an effective date."                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 73(FIN)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     "An  Act making  appropriations for  the operating  and                                                                    
     capital    expenses   of    the   state's    integrated                                                                    
     comprehensive mental health  program; and providing for                                                                    
     an effective date."                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
2:59:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^PUBLIC TESTIMONY: JUNEAU                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
2:59:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
^PUBLIC TESTIMONY: BETHEL, NOME, KOTZEBUE, UNALASKA                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:00:01 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:01:08 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:03:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAM MUELLER-GUY, DEAF  SERVICE, SOUTHEAST ALASKA INDEPENDENT                                                                    
LIVING  (SAIL), JUNEAU,  testified in  favor of  funding for                                                                    
deaf  interpreter referral  line program.  She related  that                                                                    
she was  the deaf advocate for  SAIL and also served  on the                                                                    
advisory board for the Alaska  Deaf Council. She also shared                                                                    
that she  uses the  interpreter program  on a  routine basis                                                                    
for meetings with  her supervisor and coworkers,  as well as                                                                    
for community  meetings. She clarified  that access  to this                                                                    
program allows her and other  individuals who are deaf equal                                                                    
access  to  employment  and other  essential  services.  She                                                                    
added that  the program was  an important resource  when her                                                                    
children  were in  school.  She  acknowledged the  difficult                                                                    
decisions that  the committee was faced  with, and requested                                                                    
that they reinstate at least half of the funding.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:05:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT  KELSO, SELF,  JUNEAU, spoke  in favor  of supporting                                                                    
STEM education  programs as well  as the Answer  program. He                                                                    
related that he was a  secondary math and science teacher in                                                                    
Kasigluk. He noted that students  from rural villages seldom                                                                    
have the opportunity to learn  about STEM subjects. He noted                                                                    
that  all  but  one  of  the sixth  grade  students  he  was                                                                    
currently  travelling  with had  never  been  to Juneau.  He                                                                    
related that  STEM opportunities  were important  for future                                                                    
career success that would benefit Alaska.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:07:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STEPHEN SUEWING,  SELF, JUNEAU, spoke in  favor of restoring                                                                    
funding to Parents as Teachers,  Best Beginnings, as well as                                                                    
the  one-time  funding  committed   to  K-12  education  the                                                                    
previous  session. He  spoke about  the positive  effects of                                                                    
the  programs, including  learning success,  decreased risky                                                                    
behaviors, and  increased child safety.  He referred  to the                                                                    
state's diminished  revenue stream  and spoke in  support of                                                                    
statewide sales and income taxes  with dedicated funding for                                                                    
education.  He spoke  in support  of an  endowment from  the                                                                    
Permanent Fund  or a mechanism  to use realized  earnings to                                                                    
fund education.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:09:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARK   MILLER,  SUPERINTENDENT,   JUNEAU  SCHOOL   DISTRICT,                                                                    
JUNEAU,   spoke  in   favor  of   reinstating  funding   for                                                                    
education.  He introduced  a Juneau  Student named  Zeke and                                                                    
used him as an illustrative  example of the effects the cuts                                                                    
would  have  on students.  He  stated  that Zeke  and  other                                                                    
athletes would  each have to raise  approximately $1000 each                                                                    
to  participate in  football. He  explained that  the school                                                                    
district would be pulling money  from the activities budget,                                                                    
which would  result in more  students having to  raise funds                                                                    
to  participate in  sports. He  discussed the  importance of                                                                    
the freshman  year of  high school,  and supposed  that Zeke                                                                    
and  his  classmates  were  likely  to  have  more  than  35                                                                    
students  in some  of  their math  and  English classes.  He                                                                    
indicated  his understanding  of the  fiscal situation,  and                                                                    
suggested  that  he  did  not  need  explanations  from  the                                                                    
committee, but that Zeke and his fellow students did.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:13:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DOUG  WALRATH,  DIRECTOR,  NORTHWESTERN  ALASKA  CAREER  AND                                                                    
TECHNICAL  CENTER   (NACTEC),  NOME   (via  teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in opposition  to general  fund cuts  to regional                                                                    
training  centers in  Nome, Kotzebue,  and  King Salmon.  He                                                                    
explained  that  NACTEC  was   a  regional  training  center                                                                    
developed  in collaboration  with  Nome  Public Schools  and                                                                    
Bering Strait  School District.  It was  formed in  order to                                                                    
engage students  with vocational  education and  address the                                                                    
recurring  issue of  high dropout  rates and  low graduation                                                                    
rates. He specified  that over 3,500 students  from 50 rural                                                                    
villages  had  completed  vocational  training  programs  at                                                                    
NACTEC since 2003. He stated  that these programs would have                                                                    
been otherwise  unavailable to rural students.  He made note                                                                    
of graduation rates  that have increased from  32 percent in                                                                    
2008  to  69  percent  in  2014;   as  well  as  a  drop  in                                                                    
unemployment rates  during the same  time frame. He  cited a                                                                    
2009  study  "The  Consequences  of  Dropping  out  of  High                                                                    
School;  Joblessness and  Jailing for  High school  Dropouts                                                                    
and  the High  Cost  for Taxpayers."  The article  indicated                                                                    
that  the  societal  cost  of  a  single  dropout  would  be                                                                    
$292,000 over  the individual's lifetime. Based  on article,                                                                    
he  extrapolated that  a  return to  the  formerly low  high                                                                    
school  dropout  rate (and  the  resultant  40 students  who                                                                    
would  not  graduate)  would  equate  to  a  cost  of  $11.7                                                                    
million. He asked the committee  not to ignore the long term                                                                    
ramifications from immediate budget cuts.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:15:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ASHLEY  STICKMAN, MANIILAQ  FAMILY  CRISIS CENTER,  KOTZEBUE                                                                    
(via teleconference),  spoke in  favor of  restoring funding                                                                    
to   domestic  violence   and   sexual  assault   prevention                                                                    
programs. She  discussed the high rate  of domestic violence                                                                    
and  sexual assault  in her  region. She  mentioned programs                                                                    
financed by  the funds;  including Green  Dot, Girls  on the                                                                    
Run, Stand up Speak up, and  the When I'm an Elder Campaign.                                                                    
She  recognized the  programs  as vital  ways  for youth  to                                                                    
speak out  against domestic violence and  sexual assault and                                                                    
the tools to make a difference in their community.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:17:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HANNAH  ATKINSON, CO-FOUNDER,  MISS MOVEMENT,  KOTZEBUE (via                                                                    
teleconference), spoke  in favor  of restoring funds  to the                                                                    
Domestic  Violence and  Sexual Assault  Prevention programs.                                                                    
She  echoed  the  comments  of  the  previous  speaker.  She                                                                    
mentioned various  programs that  benefit from  the funding.                                                                    
She  mentioned  the high  rate  of  suicide, and  urged  the                                                                    
committee  to recognize  the  importance  of the  prevention                                                                    
program and what it offered.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:19:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK   SIDMORE,  BOARD   MEMBER,   ASSOCIATION  FOR   THE                                                                    
EDUCATION  OF YOUNG  CHILDREN (AEYC),  JUNEAU, testified  in                                                                    
favor of  funding for Best Beginnings,  Parents as Teachers,                                                                    
and  Pre-K programs.  He noted  that the  zero to  five year                                                                    
olds  in Alaska  constituted  roughly  60,000 people,  which                                                                    
would equate  to the second  largest city in Alaska  if they                                                                    
were  together.  He related  that  he  had an  undergraduate                                                                    
degree in  economics, and spoke  to research  that indicated                                                                    
economic benefit  from early  childhood education.  He added                                                                    
that  he  had  about  200 letters  written  by  parents  and                                                                    
professionals in support of funding Pre-K programs.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:20:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RON SOMERVILLE,  SELF, JUNEAU, spoke  in support  of funding                                                                    
for the  Alaska Marine  Highway (AMHS).  He related  that he                                                                    
group in a  small Southeast community and  clarified that he                                                                    
supported building  a road to  Juneau. He  discussed federal                                                                    
overreach  and  expressed  his  support  for  the  Citizen's                                                                    
Advisory  Commission on  Federal Areas  (CAFCA). He  related                                                                    
that he  was once on  CAFCA and  spoke to the  importance of                                                                    
their oversight of combined federal programs overall.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:22:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ED BUYARSKI,  SOUTHEAST MASTER GARDENERS,  JUNEAU, testified                                                                    
against the  cuts to the  AMHS. He stated that  the proposed                                                                    
30 percent cut  was unacceptable. He asserted  that the AMHS                                                                    
is Juneau's  highway. He used  examples of road  closures to                                                                    
the Knik Arm  Bridge, the Tok to Fairbanks  Highway, and the                                                                    
Anchorage to  Kenai highway as illustrative  examples of how                                                                    
the cuts  could affect  the people  of Southeast  Alaska. He                                                                    
discussed  the negative  effect  on  business, schools,  and                                                                    
commerce in coastal communities.  He suggested that the cuts                                                                    
were perhaps a way to help move the capital.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:25:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LENA  HANNAH, ELDER  BOARD OF  KOTZEBUE AND  MANIILAQ FAMILY                                                                    
CRISIS CENTER,  KOTZEBUE (via teleconference),  testified in                                                                    
support  of reinstating  funding for  domestic violence  and                                                                    
sexual assault prevention programs.  She spoke to associated                                                                    
statewide programs  that were important  in her  region. She                                                                    
discussed problems in her  community including alcohol abuse                                                                    
and elder abuse.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:27:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KARA  HOLLATZ, CHILDREN,  JUNEAU, testified  in support  for                                                                    
funding for Best Beginnings, Parents  as Teachers, and Pre-K                                                                    
programs. She related her personal  experience as a teacher,                                                                    
and  emphasized  that  the  expectations  of  children  have                                                                    
changed, and are now more  rigorous. She asserted that Pre-K                                                                    
programs help  with child health, happiness,  and success in                                                                    
school. She pointed  out that many families do  not have the                                                                    
resources  to  support  literacy   in  the  early  years  by                                                                    
purchasing books.  She relayed  a statistic that  80 percent                                                                    
of child's brain  growth occurs by age 3, and  90 percent by                                                                    
age 5.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:29:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PATTY  WINEGAR,  SELF,  JUNEAU,   testified  in  support  of                                                                    
funding  for  early  childhood education.  She  related  her                                                                    
personal experience as  a K-1 teacher and in  a daycare. She                                                                    
implored the  committee to put  the children first  in their                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:31:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SAMANTHA  HAWLEY, FAMILY  CRISIS  ADVOCATE, MANIILAQ  FAMILY                                                                    
CRISIS CENTER,  KOTZEBUE (via teleconference),  testified in                                                                    
support of funding for Domestic  Violence and Sexual Assault                                                                    
Prevention programs.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
3:31:47 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MAIJA   LUKIN,   MAYOR,   KOTZEBUE   (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in  favor of  funding  for  community jails.  She                                                                    
explained  that the  Kotzebue Regional  Jail (KRJ)  accepted                                                                    
arrestees from  the North Slope  Borough city of  Point Hope                                                                    
and all 11 communities of  the Northwest Arctic Borough. She                                                                    
added that KRJ  also housed inmates for  court hearings from                                                                    
the  correctional center  in Nome.  She related  that during                                                                    
2014   KRJ  had   1,095  prisoners,   the  Kotzebue   Police                                                                    
Department  arrested  514  people,   and  the  Alaska  State                                                                    
Troopers arrest 331; the total  number of males being served                                                                    
at KRJ in  2013 was 3,448. She spoke  about the responsivity                                                                    
of  housing  and  transporting  prisoners  if  reduction  in                                                                    
funding  resulted   in  the   facility  being   closed.  She                                                                    
estimated  costs of  prisoner care  and transport  (based on                                                                    
the KRJ  closure from  2003 to 2005)  was over  $1.2 million                                                                    
annually; and  postulated that the expense  would negate any                                                                    
savings hoping to  be attained by cuts  to existing funding.                                                                    
She discussed  the eventuality  of the  closure of  KPJ. She                                                                    
highlighted that  the facility served an  entire region; and                                                                    
suggested that  communities with high  prisoner populations,                                                                    
such  as  Kotzebue,  could   be  equipped  with  audio-video                                                                    
conferencing equipment  for use  with the court  system. She                                                                    
suggested use  of the equipment  would reduce  travel costs.                                                                    
She  emphasized  that cuts  in  funding  to community  jails                                                                    
would  merely   shift  the  cost  from   the  Department  of                                                                    
Corrections to the Department of Public Safety.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:34:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EMILY  FERRY,  SELF, JUNEAU,  spoke  in  favor of  education                                                                    
funding as  well as funding for  the AMHS. She made  note of                                                                    
the many letters  supporting the AMHS that had  been sent to                                                                    
the committee, and read from a letter written by her son:                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
     Hi,  My Name  is Elias.  I am  six years  old. We  were                                                                    
     going  to go  on the  ferry that  you cancelled  to the                                                                    
     White  Pass Railroad  in Skagway  this summer.  We were                                                                    
     going to stay  in the Denver Caboose Cabin  and we were                                                                    
     going to go to White Horse.  How I could help the ferry                                                                    
     is that  I could have  a lemonade stand from  now until                                                                    
     our trip and I could give  the ferry all the money that                                                                    
     I make.  I  hope you all are willing to  drink a lot of                                                                    
     lemonade.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Ferry believed that the  Juneau Access Project was not a                                                                    
solution. She suggested that there  were other solutions for                                                                    
funding for the  ferry system that she was  happy to discuss                                                                    
with individual  legislators or their  staff. She  closed by                                                                    
saying  that many  people will  likely go  without traveling                                                                    
which will impact the economy of Southeast Alaska.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:37:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EILEEN  ARNOLD, INTERIM  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  TUNDRA WOMEN'S                                                                    
COALITION, BETHEL (via  teleconference), spoke in opposition                                                                    
to funding  cuts   to the Council  on Domestic  Violence and                                                                    
Sexual  Assault (CDVSA)  prevention  programs. She  stressed                                                                    
the importance  of resources for  prevention work.   She was                                                                    
aware  that  crisis work  had  to  be  done.   However,  she                                                                    
suggested  that with  prevention work  crisis work  could be                                                                    
avoided. She opined  that there could not be a  shift in the                                                                    
current  societal  norms  concerning domestic  violence  and                                                                    
sexual assault without prevention programs.                                                                                     
3:38:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AVERYL VELIZ, SELF,  JUNEAU, spoke in favor  of full funding                                                                    
for  Pre-K   programs.  She  stated  that   early  education                                                                    
benefited  her  family greatly.  She  believed  that it  was                                                                    
crucial  to   offer  positive   support  for   families  and                                                                    
communities  to help  in avoiding  child abuse  and neglect.                                                                    
She  has had  hands-on  support through  Parents-as-Teachers                                                                    
and  Best  Beginnings. She  discussed  the  benefits of  the                                                                    
programs.  She   felt  supported   and  strengthen   by  her                                                                    
community. She thought  that family and child  support was a                                                                    
foreign  concept  to anyone  not  living  in the  big  three                                                                    
cities.  She spoke about many  of her classmates who did not                                                                    
have access  to support and the  resulting negative effects.                                                                    
She  continued  that  family  and  childhood  education  and                                                                    
support were  directly connected to Alaska's  future adults.                                                                    
She  urged support  for funding  early childhood  education.                                                                    
She thanked the committee for the opportunity to testify.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Kelly  asked  where Ms.  Veliz  lived.  Ms.  Veliz                                                                    
replied that she lived in Healy, Alaska.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:41:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JORDEN NIGRO,  SELF, JUNEAU, urged the  committee to restore                                                                    
funding for  public broadcasting.  She stated that  she grew                                                                    
up in  Gustavus and relayed  her experience of  listening to                                                                    
public radio  as a child.  She talked about the  benefits of                                                                    
public broadcasting.   She  mentioned 360  North's Gavel-To-                                                                    
Gavel  and  the  ability  of the  public  listener  to  stay                                                                    
informed.  She asked the committee to restore the funds.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:43:22 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WILL  UPDEGROVE, SELF,  BETHEL  (via teleconference),  urged                                                                    
the committee  not to be  near-sighted in its  decisions. He                                                                    
asked  the  committee  not  to   destroy  the  state  funded                                                                    
education,    communications,     social    services,    and                                                                    
transportation infrastructure  that has been built  over the                                                                    
years just because  of declining oil prices  and the fallout                                                                    
from SB  21. He urged  the committee to restore  funding for                                                                    
public broadcasting  and emphasized  its role in  safety. He                                                                    
encouraged members  not to use  the deficit as an  excuse to                                                                    
eliminate  programs  they  personally  did  not  like.    He                                                                    
encouraged   the   restoration   of   funding   for   public                                                                    
broadcasting  and early  childhood education  to operational                                                                    
levels at  the minimum.  He also  asked members  to consider                                                                    
allowing  Alaskans  to  tax  themselves.  He  expressed  his                                                                    
appreciation to testify before the committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Kelly commented  that  the state  made about  $400                                                                    
million  to $500  million more  because  of SB  21 than  the                                                                    
state would have under the old system.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:45:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WILL MULDOON,  SELF, JUNEAU, urged the  committee to restore                                                                    
funding for public broadcasting. He  felt it was integral to                                                                    
the state.  He indicated  that he had  been a  volunteer for                                                                    
public broadcasting for  over 16 years. He  relayed that the                                                                    
experience was  both educational  and rewarding.  He thanked                                                                    
the committee for its time.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
3:46:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ODIN  BRUDIE, SELF,  JUNEAU,  voiced  opposition to  funding                                                                    
cuts to the Alaska Marine  Highway System. He indicated that                                                                    
he  had   worked  in  the  natural   resources  and  visitor                                                                    
industries and  asked to restore  funding for  the scheduled                                                                    
AMHS.  He  believed  that communities  that  relied  on  the                                                                    
marine highway would otherwise be  harmed. He mentioned that                                                                    
he was a  ski team coach that traveled  to Skagway recently.                                                                    
He also stated that craftsmen  and contractors relied on the                                                                    
ferry  system as  a main  transportation method  for Alaskan                                                                    
timber and  wood products from  the saw mills in  Hoonah. He                                                                    
urged the legislature to proceed  with caution when trimming                                                                    
the AMHS budget  in order to reduce the  negative impacts on                                                                    
the local and state economies.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
3:47:52 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JANNELLE  VANASSE, LOWER  KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL  DISTRICT (LKSD),                                                                    
BETHEL  (via teleconference),  spoke in  support of  funding                                                                    
for the LKSD Boarding School.  She relayed her experience in                                                                    
trying to find  a way for rural students to  access the same                                                                    
college  readiness  courses  and  experiences  available  at                                                                    
larger  schools  without  going   to  a  four-year  boarding                                                                    
school. She indicated  that LKSD piloted a  program in which                                                                    
students from village schools  attended Bethel Regional High                                                                    
School for a semester at a  time; one semester in both their                                                                    
junior  and  senior  years.  They  then  returned  to  their                                                                    
village  school. She  elaborated  about  the curriculum  and                                                                    
reported on the results of  the pilot program.  She reported                                                                    
that 60 percent  of the students that  completed the program                                                                    
have moved  on to  college. She reported  additional results                                                                    
and discussed the  expansion of the program.   She asked the                                                                    
committee to  keep funding for  the LKSD Boarding  School in                                                                    
the budget. She thanked the committee for its time.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:50:36 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANDI STORY,  MEMBER, JUNEAU SCHOOL  BOARD, JUNEAU,  spoke in                                                                    
support of  preserving one-time  funding for  education. She                                                                    
was a  twelve-year member  of the  Juneau School  Board. She                                                                    
reported  that the  loss of  the one-time  funds for  Juneau                                                                    
students  equaled $1.1  million. The  revenue from  the one-                                                                    
time  funding would  allow Juneau  School  District to  keep                                                                    
class sizes  down and to  maintain complete  class offerings                                                                    
to  qualify  for  the Alaska  Performance  Scholarship.  The                                                                    
funds would  also keep arts  and career  technical offerings                                                                    
in schools. She  wondered what could be  more important than                                                                    
the education of Alaska's children.  She asked the committee                                                                    
to please keep one-time education funding in place.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:52:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BILL  HILL,  SUPERINTENDENT,  BRISTOL BAY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,                                                                    
BRISTOL  BAY,  asked  for   the  reinstatement  of  one-time                                                                    
funding  passed the  prior year  for education.  He reviewed                                                                    
some of  the tough budget  decisions that have  already been                                                                    
made   by  the   school   district   including  laying   off                                                                    
custodians,  classified  staff,   three  of  six  elementary                                                                    
teachers,   and  combining   elementary  classes.   He  also                                                                    
reported  implementing   some  creative  ideas   with  funds                                                                    
outside of  the base  student allocation. He  encouraged the                                                                    
committee  to reinstate  the provisions  included in  HB 278                                                                    
passed in 2014.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:54:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
FRANK  KELTY, FISH  AND  GAME  ADVISORY COMMITTEE,  UNALASKA                                                                    
(via  teleconference), asked  that  funding  be restored  to                                                                    
keep the  Patrol Vessel (P/V)  Stimson in Unalaska.  He gave                                                                    
some technical  details about the  vessel. He  was concerned                                                                    
with  relocating the  vessel for  several reasons  including                                                                    
the fact that  the United States Coast Guard  was reducing a                                                                    
number of  their assets and  that new state  water fisheries                                                                    
were  developing in  the Bering  Sea. He  reported that  the                                                                    
Pacific Cod resource  was at an all-time  high. He expressed                                                                    
concerns with response time for  safety emergencies with the                                                                    
vessel  in  Kodiak.  He  also   brought  up  other  economic                                                                    
concerns with  the loss  of associated  population including                                                                    
crew members and their families.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:58:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JON CONWELL,  UNALASKA CITY  SCHOOL DISTRICT,  UNALASKA (via                                                                    
teleconference),  spoke in  favor  of  the reinstatement  of                                                                    
one-time funds passed the prior  year for education. He drew                                                                    
particular attention to funding  for the broadband assistant                                                                    
grant and  the Online with  Libraries grant. Unalaska  was a                                                                    
recent  recipient  of  the broadband  assistance  grand  the                                                                    
school  district  had  been able  to  double  its  bandwidth                                                                    
capacity from three megabits per  second to six megabits per                                                                    
second which  would allow for  online testing.  He discussed                                                                    
federal eRate funding.   He wanted funding  restored so that                                                                    
the  Unalaska  School  District could  continue  to  provide                                                                    
basic  access to  the digital  content commonplace  in other                                                                    
parts  of  Alaska.  He appreciated  the  opportunity  to  be                                                                    
heard.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:59:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARY  TONSMEIRE, SELF,  JUNEAU, spoke  in favor  of Medicaid                                                                    
expansion.  She indicated  that  she had  been  a nurse  for                                                                    
forty-seven  years.  She  felt  that  everyone  should  have                                                                    
access to healthcare. She did  not understand any hesitation                                                                    
in accepting  the expansion for the  underserved and working                                                                    
poor. It  did not make sense  to her at all.  She asked that                                                                    
certain  language be  removed from  the current  budget that                                                                    
said,  "Prohibiting  the  expenditure   of  funding  in  the                                                                    
Medicaid   appropriation  on   the   medical  expansion   of                                                                    
population." She  surmised that  services could  be expanded                                                                    
to citizens without impacting the state budget.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:01:40 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JENNIFER  SHOCKLEY,  KUCB,  UNALASKA  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
urged   the  committee   to  restore   funding  for   public                                                                    
broadcasting. She  discussed the advantages of  public radio                                                                    
including emergency  broadcasting.   She suggested  that the                                                                    
total elimination  of funding for public  broadcasting would                                                                    
have   a   disproportionate   effect   on   Alaska's   rural                                                                    
communities and  asked that it be  reinstated. She concluded                                                                    
that  public radio  was  not a  public  nicety but  provided                                                                    
essential services  for the entire Aleutian  chain. She also                                                                    
mentioned  that  public  radio   was  a  closely  interwoven                                                                    
network.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:03:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DANIEL  MOORE, FIFTH  AND  SIXTH  GRADE TEACHER,  CHEFORNAK,                                                                    
spoke in  favor of the Southeast  Regional Resource Center's                                                                    
(SERRC) Answer 2.0 Program.   He relayed his observations as                                                                    
a first-year teacher in a  remote village and the challenges                                                                    
children  face. He  suggested that  the  Answer 2.0  Program                                                                    
reached  out  to  children   to  provide  information  about                                                                    
different jobs  and occupations that  they could  pursue. He                                                                    
concluded  that  the children  in  the  villages deserved  a                                                                    
chance and supported SERRC's program.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:05:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LYNNETTE  DIHLE,  SELF,  JUNEAU,   urged  the  committee  to                                                                    
restore the one-time education  funding. She mentioned being                                                                    
a  resident of  Juneau for  over  forty years  and that  her                                                                    
children  and  grandchildren  also   lived  in  Juneau.  She                                                                    
referred  to a  recent news  article in  which Senator  Lisa                                                                    
Murkowski  cautioned  the  state when  considering  cuts  to                                                                    
think of the  farmer who was in trouble yet  knew not to use                                                                    
his  seed   corn.  She  restated   her  requested   for  the                                                                    
restoration of one-time  funding for education, kindergarten                                                                    
through twelfth grades.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
DAN WALKER, SUPERINTENDENT,  LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DISTRICT                                                                    
(LKSD),  BETHEL (via  teleconference),  spoke  on behalf  of                                                                    
restoring  funds   for  LKSD  variable   linked  residential                                                                    
boarding program.  He discussed the benefits  of the program                                                                    
and reported that  it was designed to  give students shorter                                                                    
experiences away from their homes  that better prepares them                                                                    
for  post-secondary experiences.  He discussed  the start-up                                                                    
monies  that  were  originally provided  by  the  Gates  and                                                                    
Rasmussen  Foundations.  He  also testified  in  support  of                                                                    
restored funding for broadband  for Alaska school districts.                                                                    
He opined that broadband  access was incredibly important to                                                                    
educating Alaska's students.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:09:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANNIE MAE LEE, SELF,  BETHEL (via teleconference), urged the                                                                    
restoration  of  $1.5  million   for  CDVSA  for  prevention                                                                    
programing. She  relayed her personal affiliation  with some                                                                    
of the prevention  programs and intimated that  she had been                                                                    
involved with  some of them  since the age of  fourteen. She                                                                    
believed her voice  could touch others in  terms of bringing                                                                    
awareness  to  domestic  violence and  sexual  assault.  She                                                                    
discussed  the importance  of educating  others in  domestic                                                                    
violence and sexual  assault and that the  money provided to                                                                    
the CDVSA programs  allowed her to share  her experience and                                                                    
hope with other teens.  She  stated that it would be a shame                                                                    
for the programs not to continue.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:11:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JANE ALZNER,  SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, LOWER  YUKON SCHOOL                                                                    
DISTRICT,  KOTLIK,  spoke in  favor  of  funding for  SERRC'                                                                    
Answer  2.0  Program.  She explained  the  benefits  of  the                                                                    
program  including learning  about job  opportunities within                                                                    
the  Science,  Technology,   Engineering,  and  Math  (STEM)                                                                    
program. She asked  for continued support of  the Answer 2.0                                                                    
Program.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:12:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HILARY  ZANDER,   SELF,  JUNEAU,  testified  on   behalf  of                                                                    
reinstating violence  prevention funding. She  discussed her                                                                    
work as  a coach and committee  member for the Girls  on the                                                                    
Run  Program.   The  program was  an  after school  violence                                                                    
prevention and empowerment program  for pre-teen girls.  She                                                                    
conveyed an outline of the  program and some of its benefits                                                                    
and positive  results. She suggested  that funding  was need                                                                    
to continue the current momentum of the program.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:13:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PATRICIA  GEORGE,  ADVOCACY  CHAIR,  ALASKA  STATE  LITERACY                                                                    
ASSOCIATION, JUNEAU,  spoke in support of  reinstating funds                                                                    
for   Best   Beginnings,  Parents-As-Teachers,   and   Pre-K                                                                    
programs.  She   specifically  identified   the  Imagination                                                                    
Library  Program, a  part of  the  Best Beginnings  Program.                                                                    
She outlined how the Imagination  Library Program worked and                                                                    
discussed   the  resulting   benefits.  She   provided  some                                                                    
positive  statics   for  students   from  Juneau   who  have                                                                    
participated in  the program. She thanked  the committee for                                                                    
the opportunity to testify.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:16:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUSAN   MURPHY,   BOARD   PRESIDENT,   LKSD,   BETHEL   (via                                                                    
teleconference), spoke  in favor  of the boarding  school in                                                                    
Bethel. She also urged the  committee to restore funding for                                                                    
public  broadcasting.  She  felt  that  public  broadcasting                                                                    
played an important role in  providing local, statewide, and                                                                    
national news  as well as emergency  messages. She discussed                                                                    
the bridge that  KYUK radio provided by  broadcasting in the                                                                    
Yup'ik  language  three times  a  day.  She urged  continued                                                                    
support and thanked the committee for its consideration.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:18:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ANITA  EVANS,  JUNEAU  INTERPRETER  REFERRAL  LINE,  JUNEAU,                                                                    
spoke  in favor  of the  Interpreter Referral  Line program.                                                                    
She  shared information  about her  professional background.                                                                    
She discussed  the need  for an  interpreter to  be flexible                                                                    
and have access to technology.  She stressed that if funding                                                                    
was lost  for the program  it would impact  deaf individuals                                                                    
statewide. She relayed that the  program played an important                                                                    
part  in  educating  local  businesses,  agencies,  and  the                                                                    
general public  about their legal responsibility  to provide                                                                    
communication access  for the deaf.  She surmised  that more                                                                    
expenses would accrue if the program lost funding.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:21:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEFF  DICKRELL,  TEACHER,   UNALASKA  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
urged   the  committee   to  restore   funding  for   public                                                                    
broadcasting  and the  local public  radio station  KUCB. He                                                                    
stressed  the importance  of  receiving  national and  local                                                                    
news and the  ability to communicate with  the community. He                                                                    
relayed that  without the  funding the  ability to  get news                                                                    
out of the community would be eliminated.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:22:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEANNA  HOBBS,   HIGH  SCHOOL  STUDENT,  JUNEAU,   spoke  in                                                                    
opposition to  funding cuts to domestic  violence and sexual                                                                    
assault  prevention. She  spoke to  a video  she had  been a                                                                    
part  of  making  that  focused  on  healthy  relationships,                                                                    
healthy  sexuality,  and  nonviolence.   She  spoke  to  the                                                                    
benefits the video had provided  for youths. She mentioned a                                                                    
variety  of prevention  programs that  had been  successful.                                                                    
She  relayed that  without funding  youth-led projects  like                                                                    
the  video would  be impossible.  She  strongly opposed  the                                                                    
cuts to prevention programs.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NANCY  SEAMOUNT,   ACADEMIC  COUNSELOR,   ALASKA'S  LEARNING                                                                    
NETWORK  (AKLN),  JUNEAU,  spoke   in  support  of  programs                                                                    
teaching  healthy  relationships.  She  spoke  in  favor  of                                                                    
funding  for AKLN.  She detailed  that  the program  offered                                                                    
equity  for  children  in all  schools.  She  believed  that                                                                    
everything  that could  be done  to  ensure that  graduating                                                                    
seniors were  graduating into  something meaningful  such as                                                                    
college  should  be  done. The  distance  education  program                                                                    
offered   advance   placement  classes,   foreign   language                                                                    
electives,  and  other.  The network  worked  diligently  to                                                                    
identify needs,  especially in  smaller schools.  She stated                                                                    
that  it was  essential  in the  competitive workplace  that                                                                    
students were ready for college.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:27:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KERI  VAN  DELDEN,  UAF  COOPERATIVE  EXTENSION,  NOME  (via                                                                    
teleconference), implored the  committee to maintain funding                                                                    
for Council on Domestic  Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA)                                                                    
violence prevention. She highlighted  a recent radio call-in                                                                    
show in  her community  related to violence  in communities.                                                                    
She  shared  that in  the  past  community members  did  not                                                                    
discuss the topic openly. She  stressed that the funding had                                                                    
made  a difference  in communities.  She  shared that  youth                                                                    
were  talking  about  violence prevention  in  schools.  She                                                                    
reasoned that a  reduction in violence would  save the state                                                                    
money.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:29:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DORCAS OKPEALUK,  SELF, NOME (via  teleconference), provided                                                                    
testimony from a  colleague in support of  funding for Pre-K                                                                    
education and Head Start. Her  coworker believed the program                                                                    
would better  prepare her  child for  school; it  taught the                                                                    
basics for learning.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:30:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JANET    BALICE,    NOME    PUBLIC   SCHOOL,    NOME    (via                                                                    
teleconference),  urged  support  of  Pre-K  funding  at  75                                                                    
percent  that  would  allow the  program  to  continue.  She                                                                    
detailed   that   the   program  had   been   designed   for                                                                    
collaboration with Head Start.  Costs were paid with federal                                                                    
and private funds as well;  therefore, the cost to the state                                                                    
was $6,000 per  student compared to the $18,000  cost for K-                                                                    
12  education. She  stated that  studies  showed that  early                                                                    
childhood  education prevented  children  from dropping  out                                                                    
later   on,  needed   less   public   support,  and   other.                                                                    
Additionally,  Pre-K programs  helped  children prepare  for                                                                    
kindergarten.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:33:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CORI   STENNETT,  JUNEAU   VIOLENCE  PREVENTION   COALITION,                                                                    
JUNEAU,  urged  the  restoration  of  funding  for  violence                                                                    
prevention programs. She  shared that she had  been a mentor                                                                    
for the past  two years involved with Lead  On projects. She                                                                    
had  personally witnessed  the positive  impact the  program                                                                    
provided  for teens  throughout the  state. She  spoke to  a                                                                    
Lead On summit  that provided youth an  opportunity to learn                                                                    
and work  together to prevent  violence and  promote healthy                                                                    
relationships.  She provided  information about  a group  of                                                                    
students that  created a  video about  healthy relationships                                                                    
and nonviolence. The programs  taught students to find their                                                                    
voices and to realize their ideas are valued.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:35:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JIM HOLIEN,  KLAWOCK SCHOOLS,  KLAWOCK, urged  the committee                                                                    
to  restore the  one-time education  funds passed  the prior                                                                    
year. Additionally, he  spoke in support of  funding for the                                                                    
ferry system. He pointed out  that the general economy would                                                                    
negatively  impact schools.  He detailed  the reductions  to                                                                    
the  ferry   system  would  negatively  impact   schools  in                                                                    
Southeast  Alaska. He  stressed the  importance of  the one-                                                                    
time education funding.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:37:12 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KATHY JORDAN,  CVB, UNALASKA (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
favor  of  the  Alaska  Marine Highway  System  (AMHS).  She                                                                    
shared that  the only way to  get to Unalaska was  by plane.                                                                    
The community  relied on the  ferry system for  tourism. She                                                                    
shared  that many  travelers had  booked trips,  which would                                                                    
have to  be canceled  if the  cuts went  through. Businesses                                                                    
relied on  supplies brought in  by the  ferry. Additionally,                                                                    
some  smaller  communities  used  the  ferry  to  travel  to                                                                    
Unalaska for access to daily  living supplies. The community                                                                    
had lost service in the  past due to other circumstances and                                                                    
the  loss  had  dramatically  impacted  communities  in  the                                                                    
region.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:39:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KAREN  KRUESCH,  LIBRARIAN, UNALASKA  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in  favor  of the  Online  with  Libraries  (OWL)                                                                    
program.  She  stressed  that  internet  was  expensive  and                                                                    
tightly capped; many residents did  not have internet access                                                                    
and used the  library as a connection to  the outside world.                                                                    
She detailed  that the community  had a large  population of                                                                    
transient workers who relied on  the internet for connection                                                                    
to  family,  to  apply  for jobs,  and  to  take  university                                                                    
courses. Funding  from the program  had allowed  the library                                                                    
to  provide  high-speed  internet   to  the  community.  She                                                                    
emphasized that the program was essential to the community.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:41:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BARB   AMAROK,  BERING   SEA   WOMEN'S   GROUP,  NOME   (via                                                                    
teleconference),  encouraged   the  committee   to  maintain                                                                    
funding for Council on Domestic  Violence and Sexual Assault                                                                    
(CDVSA) shelters around the state.  She highlighted the need                                                                    
for  long-term intervention.  The Bering  Sea Women's  Group                                                                    
provided  rapid  response by  way  of  emergency travel  and                                                                    
housing and a 24-hour crisis  line. The group partnered with                                                                    
organizations   to  provide   services.   She  shared   that                                                                    
community  organizations were  doing their  part to  prevent                                                                    
violence and support healing.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:43:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
EMILY COATE THOMPSON, PARENTS AS  TEACHERS, JUNEAU, spoke in                                                                    
support of  the Imagination Libraries, Parents  as Teachers,                                                                    
and  Best Beginnings.  She  provided  information about  the                                                                    
large number  of public testimony  that had been  given when                                                                    
the House  had cut  the operating  budget. She  stressed the                                                                    
importance  of the  issue.  She shared  that  69 percent  of                                                                    
Alaska's  families had  two parents  in  the workforce.  The                                                                    
convenience  of having  a  book  sent in  the  mail made  it                                                                    
easier for  parents to  read to  their children.  She stated                                                                    
that Alaska  ranked in the  top five states for  child abuse                                                                    
and neglect. She  reasoned that the statistic  made it clear                                                                    
that not every parent had the  skills needed to be a child's                                                                    
first  teacher.  She asked  the  committee  to reinstate  $2                                                                    
million for Parents as Teachers and Best Beginnings.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:45:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DANNY  PETERSON,  SELF,  JUNEAU,   urged  the  committee  to                                                                    
restore  funding   for  public  broadcasting.   He  provided                                                                    
information  about  his  involvement  in  public  radio.  He                                                                    
discussed the  benefits of public radio  and the devastating                                                                    
impact the  proposed cuts would  have. He stressed  that the                                                                    
cut would  take the  Alaska Rural Communication  Service off                                                                    
air.  He believed  it was  unacceptable for  Alaskans to  be                                                                    
left guessing in  the event of an emergency.  He also talked                                                                    
about  the importance  of  accessibility.  He reasoned  that                                                                    
rural  residents  ought  to  have the  ability  to  see  the                                                                    
legislative   process    in   action;    accessibility   and                                                                    
transparency of government should be  a right for all of the                                                                    
state's citizens to access.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:47:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MELISSA JOHNSON, PREVENTION DIRECTOR,  AIDING WOMEN IN ABUSE                                                                    
AND  RAPE EMERGENCIES,  JUNEAU, spoke  in favor  of restored                                                                    
funding for  domestic violence prevention. She  relayed that                                                                    
the Center  for Disease Control  estimated that in  the U.S.                                                                    
the  cost of  medical  care, mental  health services,  legal                                                                    
services,  and lost  productivity  due  to intimate  partner                                                                    
violence  equaled $8.3  billion  annually.  She shared  that                                                                    
Alaska  had  the  highest  rates   of  domestic  and  sexual                                                                    
violence in the country.  She stressed that funding domestic                                                                    
violence intervention  work without funding  prevention work                                                                    
was like  putting a Band-Aid  on a gaping wound.  She stated                                                                    
that funding  prevention programs  should not just  be about                                                                    
the money. She stated that  according to statistics close to                                                                    
60 percent  of the  women present  during the  meeting would                                                                    
experience  domestic   violence  and  sexual   assault.  She                                                                    
discussed the effectiveness of prevention programs.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:50:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Lindsay  Hennekam, AWARE,  Inc., Juneau{  urged support  for                                                                    
sexual   and  domestic   violence  prevention.   She  shared                                                                    
testimony from  a local  teen who  was actively  involved in                                                                    
prevention efforts in Juneau.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     My  name is  Rylie Landen.  I am  17 years  old. I'm  a                                                                    
     Junior at Juneau Douglas High  School and a participant                                                                    
     for the 2014  Lead-On for Peace and  Equality in Alaska                                                                    
     program.  Through  Lead  On  not only  was  I  able  to                                                                    
     develop  personal  skills  such as  communicating  with                                                                    
     peers  and adults,  organizing  an  event, the  outline                                                                    
     logistics. But  also Lead On  has allowed,  through the                                                                    
     individuals who  attend, to  inspire and  inform others                                                                    
     about   respect,    healthy   relationships,   consent,                                                                    
     leadership, and culture. The  whole Lead On mini-summit                                                                    
     was  a  motivating,   cultured  experience  that  teens                                                                    
     should  have the  opportunity to  grow through.  We had                                                                    
     time  to  come  up   with  the  dominant  problems  our                                                                    
     community  faced,  keep  in  mind  this  is  from  teen                                                                    
     perspectives,  which  was   an  eye-opening  experience                                                                    
     since  teens are  commonly told  the  problems and  not                                                                    
     actually asked what we think  they are. The Juneau Lead                                                                    
     On  group   wanted  to   focus  on   inclusivity  among                                                                    
     teenagers since that was a  prominent issue in our high                                                                    
     schools. In  undergoing this task  we came up  with the                                                                    
     idea for an  event that would allow  all high schoolers                                                                    
     to attend for free  and discuss important topics, share                                                                    
     their  talents,  and  all  come  together  as  a  whole                                                                    
     instead  of cliques.  More than  150 high  schoolers on                                                                    
     their Friday  night came to  Teentopia and  spent their                                                                    
     evening learning about  respect, healthy relationships,                                                                    
     and about  the peers  who sat  beside them.  Now that's                                                                    
     just incredible.  Since the event,  I have had  tons of                                                                    
     positive feedback  and numerous  peers asking  the date                                                                    
     for  the next  Teentopia.  I understand  there must  be                                                                    
     budget cuts made,  but I hope you  consider to continue                                                                    
     funding the Lead  On program. I was born  in Juneau and                                                                    
     have grown  up here, so  Alaska is truly my  home. Lead                                                                    
     On is a  program Alaskan kids need; for it  does make a                                                                    
     difference  in  the  communities.  It  causes  kids  to                                                                    
     become  inspired   by  one  another   and  to   make  a                                                                    
     difference   that   teens   usually  don't   have   the                                                                    
     opportunity to do.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:52:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RACHEL WINTZ, PROGRAM COORDINATOR,  GIRLS ON THE RUN, AWARE,                                                                    
INC., JUNEAU,  she read  a letter  from a  Girls on  the Run                                                                    
participant.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Dear Girls on the Run, I  want to thank you for helping                                                                    
     me  see the  girl inside  of me.  I'm thankful  to have                                                                    
     friends and coaches like you.  You've helped me through                                                                    
     my ups and downs. You've  taught me that you don't need                                                                    
     makeup, beautiful  hair, and  you don't need  to smoke,                                                                    
     gossip,  bully, or  be cool.  You  have to  be you  and                                                                    
     that's  all that  matters. Just  be yourself  and carry                                                                    
     on. Don't  let the  people get  to you.  You're pretty,                                                                    
     smart,  kind, caring,  and beautiful  the way  that you                                                                    
     are. You  are who you are  and I want to  thank you for                                                                    
     that. When you run it's  like a portal where your fears                                                                    
     just disappear. Thank you, Cora Mashburn.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Ms. Wintz outlined the Girls  on the Run program. She shared                                                                    
that the program integrated running  games that taught girls                                                                    
to  respect themselves  and others.  She spoke  to the  many                                                                    
goals of  the program. She  detailed that the  program built                                                                    
confidence  and improved  attitude about  body image,  self-                                                                    
esteem, and  other. The program built  up protective factors                                                                    
that  made  girls less  likely  to  be victims  of  domestic                                                                    
violence in the future. The  program had been implemented in                                                                    
14  communities;   the  goal  was  to   expand  the  program                                                                    
statewide.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:54:33 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BEN  WILLS,   JUNEAU  CHOICE  AND   ACCOUNTABILITY  PROGRAM,                                                                    
JUNEAU,  spoke  in  favor of  supporting  domestic  violence                                                                    
prevention. He  shared that the program  provided groups for                                                                    
men  who  have  used  domestic violence.  He  detailed  that                                                                    
instead  of  focusing on  scolding  men  for acts  they  had                                                                    
committed,  it  focused  on   reconsidering  the  system  of                                                                    
beliefs  about women,  relationships, power,  and love  they                                                                    
have deep  down that  make in  ok to  hurt those  closest to                                                                    
them. He  spoke to  the sheer amount  of unawareness  men in                                                                    
the program had about  what healthy relationships look like.                                                                    
The  groups  he  facilitated  included  men  who  had  found                                                                    
themselves at  the age of 20,  30, 40, 50, and  60 years old                                                                    
with  criminal records  and hurting  hearts in  part because                                                                    
they  had  tried  to  make  adult  relationships  work  with                                                                    
teenage  ideas  about love  and  intimacy.  He stressed  the                                                                    
importance  of the  work  done by  AWARE  and its  coalition                                                                    
members.  The   men  he  worked   with  did  not   have  the                                                                    
opportunity  to  benefit  from  prevention  programs;  as  a                                                                    
result  they came  to  court ordered  group  to discuss  the                                                                    
things they should  have learned as kids.  He emphasized the                                                                    
success of the programs and  urged the committee to maintain                                                                    
funds for prevention.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:56:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CECELIA  WESTMAN, COMMUNITY  ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR,  AWARE,                                                                    
INC.,  spoke  in favor  of  restoring  funding for  domestic                                                                    
violence prevention.  She worked  to implement  and maintain                                                                    
programs  that   encourage  and  support  men   in  positive                                                                    
relationships and  mentorship to change the  social norms of                                                                    
violence prevalent  in Alaska. She detailed  that the social                                                                    
norms  of violence  were  not limited  to  a specific  race,                                                                    
economic status,  or education  level. The agency  sought to                                                                    
change  the  social  norms   that  created  environments  of                                                                    
violence  through prevention  work.  The prevention  program                                                                    
assisted  in  community  implementation of  curriculums  and                                                                    
programs that  engage emotionally healthy men  as mentors to                                                                    
young men. She listed  programs including Coaching Boys into                                                                    
Men, Alaska Men  Choose Respect, Compass, and  Boys Run. She                                                                    
provided further  detail about  the programs.  Coaching Boys                                                                    
into Men was  in direct response to  the violence normalized                                                                    
in  sports culture.  The  hope was  that  the program  would                                                                    
eventually  reach  boys  throughout  Southeast  Alaska.  She                                                                    
stressed  that  if  the legislature  cut  $1.5  million  for                                                                    
prevention  programs, the  program may  not reach  boys that                                                                    
had desperately  been asking  for it.  The programs  were in                                                                    
place to prevent violence before it occurred.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:59:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD COLE,  SELF, JUNEAU, urged the  committee to restore                                                                    
funding for  public broadcasting. He owned  a small business                                                                    
that primarily  operated in rural  Alaska. He  stressed that                                                                    
the importance of public media  could not be stated strongly                                                                    
enough.  He  detailed  that constituents  around  the  state                                                                    
received their  information about the legislature  and state                                                                    
issues through  public media. He stressed  that public media                                                                    
was part  of the state's  vital infrastructure and  the glue                                                                    
that  held  the  Alaskan  society  together.  He  emphasized                                                                    
public broadcasting  was the  sole source  of media  in many                                                                    
rural   communities.  He   underscored  that   public  media                                                                    
provided communities with  information about civic messages.                                                                    
He  believed the  cut  could be  disastrous  for some  rural                                                                    
communities.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:02:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
AMY JO  MEINERS, SELF, JUNEAU,  spoke in support  of funding                                                                    
education. She  invited the committee  to attend any  of the                                                                    
Juneau  public  school  classrooms.   She  stated  that  she                                                                    
currently  works   at  a  local  school,   in  two  separate                                                                    
buildings. She shared  that she has a  colleague who teaches                                                                    
31 children in Kindergarten.  She stressed that the previous                                                                    
budget reductions  had significantly impacted  the education                                                                    
system. She  understood that there were  some current budget                                                                    
shortfalls,  but  encouraged  the  committee  to  prioritize                                                                    
safety and education of young children.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
5:04:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SIMEON  SWETZOF  JR., MAYOR,  CITY  OF  ST. PAUL,  spoke  in                                                                    
support of funding for public  broadcasting, and funding for                                                                    
education. He  stated that  the one  channel offered  in his                                                                    
small town  offered some  local news.  He stressed  that his                                                                    
town did not have access  to national networks, because they                                                                    
had  been  completely  removed from  the  list  of  channels                                                                    
offered through cable and  satellite television. The weather                                                                    
in his area  could get very severe, so  the internet service                                                                    
may not be  available in a time of crisis.  He stressed that                                                                    
the  public  media  access  in his  town  was  critical  for                                                                    
providing  information and  communication to  the residents.                                                                    
He felt  that education budget reductions  were detrimental,                                                                    
because people were required by law to attend school.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:06:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ESTHER SMITH, SELF, JUNEAU, testified  in support of funding                                                                    
for  domestic violence  and sexual  assault prevention.  She                                                                    
stated that she had spent  the previous two years developing                                                                    
relationships   with    Juneau   teenagers    who   actively                                                                    
participated  in  domestic  and sexual  violence  prevention                                                                    
programming. She stressed that  Alaska had an extremely high                                                                    
rate of  domestic violence and sexual  assault, and remarked                                                                    
that  many  people  in  the  room  knew  some  survivors  of                                                                    
violence.  She shared  that she  had witnessed  the positive                                                                    
effects of  prevention programming,  like Lead on  for Peace                                                                    
and Equality, and Stand Up  Speak up Alaska. She was honored                                                                    
to witness local  teens creatively strive to  create a safer                                                                    
community.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:09:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SHANNON ADAMSON, REGIONAL  REPRESENTATIVE, MASTERS MATES AND                                                                    
PILOTS,  JUNEAU, testified  in  support of  funding for  the                                                                    
Alaska Marine  Highway. She stated  that she worked  for the                                                                    
organization that  represented all  vessel employees  on the                                                                    
Alaska  Marine Highway  System. She  shared that  there were                                                                    
approximately 750  shipboard employees. Those  employees and                                                                    
their families  mostly lived  in Alaska,  and relied  on the                                                                    
ferries  for their  livelihood.  Approximately  35 ports  in                                                                    
communities   rely  on   the  ships,   not   only  for   the                                                                    
transportation  of  people,  but  for  goods  and  services.                                                                    
Alaskan residents  and visitors  had already  booked tickets                                                                    
and  made   travel  plans   around  the   current  published                                                                    
schedule. She felt that the  reductions would cost the state                                                                    
more in lost revenue, than  what could be gained in savings.                                                                    
She  felt that  a  drastic change  to  an already  published                                                                    
schedule  would result  in long-term  consequences that  had                                                                    
not yet been considered.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:11:42 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JULIANNE  CURRY,  EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR, UNITED  FISHERMEN  OF                                                                    
ALASKA, JUNEAU, spoke  in support of funding  for the Alaska                                                                    
Seafood  Marketing  Institute  (ASMI). She  shared  that  72                                                                    
percent  of  active  fishing  permit  holders  were  Alaskan                                                                    
residents;  the seafood  industry  is  Alaska's top  private                                                                    
sector employer, creating over  63,000 direct jobs per year;                                                                    
one in seven  Alaska residents were employed  by the seafood                                                                    
industry; Alaska commercial fishing  permit holders lived in                                                                    
189 Alaskan communities;  estimated earnings by Alaska-based                                                                    
permit  holders was  $756.2 million  per  year; the  seafood                                                                    
industry  paid $44.2  million in  fisheries business  taxes,                                                                    
and $13.4 million in fisheries  resource landing taxes, half                                                                    
of which were  shared with 65 communities  and boroughs; the                                                                    
seafood  industry paid  $9.6  million  in seafood  marketing                                                                    
assessment taxes,  which was  used to  protect the  value of                                                                    
Alaska  seafood.  She  stressed   that  the  drastic  budget                                                                    
reductions resulted in decreased  time and area for harvest,                                                                    
and a reduced ability to market Alaska's seafood.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:13:52 PM                                                                                                                    
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5:35:10 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^PUBLIC TESTIMONY: BARROW, TOK, DELTA JUNCTION                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:36:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ETHEL A. PATKOTAK, SELF,  BARROW (via teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support of funding  for public broadcasting. She remarked                                                                    
that  her community  already faced  difficulty in  employing                                                                    
workers to repair or replace  the current radio transmitters                                                                    
in  eight separate  villages. She  shared  that the  airfare                                                                    
from Barrow  to Wainwright  is $400 roundtrip.  She stressed                                                                    
that  the   funding  for   public  broadcasting   should  be                                                                    
maintained,  because it  served a  vital community  function                                                                    
for  those that  did not  have access  to the  internet. The                                                                    
local  public radio  station served  emergency broadcasting,                                                                    
community  service announcements,  and  was  the only  place                                                                    
that people can listen to public meetings.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
5:38:14 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEFF   SEIFERT,   GENERAL   MANAGER,   KBRW,   BARROW   (via                                                                    
teleconference),  spoke in  support  of  funding for  public                                                                    
broadcasting.  He stated  that the  radio station  served an                                                                    
area  of  over  90,000  square   miles,  and  was  the  only                                                                    
broadcast station  in the  area. It was  the only  source of                                                                    
news,  information,  and  weather  for many  people  in  the                                                                    
villages. He  shared that  many of  the residents  relied on                                                                    
KBRW  to  provide  information  about  whether  or  not  the                                                                    
weather  was safe  enough  to return  or  embark on  fishing                                                                    
excursions. He  stressed that KBRW  provided much  more than                                                                    
music and entertainment.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
5:39:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEBORAH  SPARKS, SELF,  TOK (via  teleconference), testified                                                                    
in support  of funding  for the Tok  Legislation Information                                                                    
Office  (LIO), and  the Tok  Forestry  Division. She  stated                                                                    
that the  Forestry Office had  saved the Tok  community many                                                                    
times during her lifetime, and  losing the service would put                                                                    
the community at risk. The  money saved would cost the state                                                                    
more, if a disaster occurred.  The Tok LIO allowed community                                                                    
members to  access information,  ask questions,  and testify                                                                    
on legislation.  She stated that  without the  service, they                                                                    
would be required to either call  in to the meeting or drive                                                                    
to Fairbanks. Those  two options were not  possible for most                                                                    
of the  Tok residents.  She stressed  that the  community of                                                                    
Tok had  experienced an elimination of  many public services                                                                    
recently,   so  the   current  recommendations   would  only                                                                    
eliminate more employment and public services.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
5:41:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PEGGY  COWAN, SUPERINTENDENT,  NORTH SLOPE  SCHOOL DISTRICT,                                                                    
BARROW  (via teleconference),  spoke in  support of  funding                                                                    
for  the  school  Broadband  Assistant  Grant  Program.  She                                                                    
stated  that  the program  allowed  schools  to have  a  ten                                                                    
megabits  per  second  download  speed.  The  broadband  was                                                                    
important for the  students and a proper use  of the state's                                                                    
limited funds. The  $5 million from the  previous year would                                                                    
allow  the North  Slope School  District  $327,000 from  the                                                                    
state,  and  the  federal   e-rate  reimbursement  would  be                                                                    
$933,000.  The return  would be  even  higher for  districts                                                                    
with a higher poverty level than the North Slope.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:43:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEFF  GAVAZZA,   MANAGER,  THE  COMPUTER  CABIN,   TOK  (via                                                                    
teleconference),  testified in  support of  funding for  the                                                                    
rural  Legislative Information  Offices. He  shared that  he                                                                    
helped  many  residents  who did  not  have  basic  computer                                                                    
skills, and  felt that the  LIO provided a great  service to                                                                    
those individuals who  did not have access  to telephones or                                                                    
personal computers.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
5:45:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM   SAXTON,  PRESIDENT,   BOARD  OF   KBRW,  BARROW   (via                                                                    
teleconference),  spoke in  support  of  funding for  public                                                                    
broadcasting.  He stated  that the  radio station  served an                                                                    
area  of  over  90,000  square   miles,  and  was  the  only                                                                    
broadcast station  in the  area. It was  the only  source of                                                                    
news,  information,  and  weather  for many  people  in  the                                                                    
villages. He  shared that  many of  the residents  relied on                                                                    
KBRW  to  provide  information  about  whether  or  not  the                                                                    
weather  was safe  enough  to return  or  embark on  fishing                                                                    
excursions. He  stressed that KBRW  provided much  more than                                                                    
music  and  entertainment.  He  felt  that  the  legislature                                                                    
should have  maintained the previous tax  structure in order                                                                    
to gain more revenue.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Kelly announced  that  the state  was making  more                                                                    
money  currently, than  it would  have under  Alaska's Clear                                                                    
and Equitable Share (ACES).                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon  wondered if  there was  cable television                                                                    
in Barrow. Mr. Saxton replied in the affirmative.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:48:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TODD POAGE, SUPERINTENDENT,  ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT,                                                                    
TOK  (via teleconference),  spoke  in  support of  education                                                                    
funding. He  urged the committee  to reinstate  the one-time                                                                    
funding  of  $3.2 billion.  He  felt  that public  education                                                                    
should  be   adjusted  regularly  to  respond   to  changing                                                                    
education and technical requirements.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:50:50 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALYS ORSBORN,  SELF, BARROW (via  teleconference), announced                                                                    
that there was  cable television in Barrow, but  some of the                                                                    
villages  did  not  have  cable  television.  She  spoke  in                                                                    
support  of funding  for public  broadcasting. She  remarked                                                                    
that  there   were  many  services  on   public  television,                                                                    
including emergency  alert systems. She remarked  that there                                                                    
was no newspaper  in her community, so public  radio was the                                                                    
only source of news for most people.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:52:49 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LISA  CONRAD,  SELF,  TOK  (via  teleconference),  spoke  in                                                                    
support of  funding for broadband expansion  in schools. She                                                                    
stated  that  the program  allowed  schools  to have  a  ten                                                                    
megabits  per  second  download  speed.  The  broadband  was                                                                    
important for the  students and a proper use  of the state's                                                                    
limited funds. The  $5 million from the  previous year would                                                                    
allow  the North  Slope School  District  $327,000 from  the                                                                    
state,  and  the  federal   e-rate  reimbursement  would  be                                                                    
$933,000.  The return  would be  even  higher for  districts                                                                    
with a higher poverty level than the North Slope.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:54:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DOREEN  SIMMONDS, SELF,  BARROW (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support of funding  for public broadcasting. She remarked                                                                    
that  there   were  many  services  on   public  television,                                                                    
including emergency  alert systems. She remarked  that there                                                                    
was no newspaper  in her community, so public  radio was the                                                                    
only source of news for most people.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
5:56:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SCOTT  MACMANAUS, ASSISTANT  SUPERINTENDENT, ALASKA  GATEWAY                                                                    
SCHOOL  DISTRICT,   TOK  (via  teleconference),   urged  the                                                                    
reinstatement  of one-time  funding for  public schools.  He                                                                    
felt  that  the  committee   should  examine  other  revenue                                                                    
streams  for  the actual  long-term  costs  of many  of  the                                                                    
proposals, in  order to leverage  the state's  resources for                                                                    
the  benefit of  all. The  Alaskan school  districts balance                                                                    
their budgets each year according  to the law. He focused on                                                                    
its key mission,  and the where there could  be the greatest                                                                    
impact  with limited  dollars to  educate  the students.  He                                                                    
felt the greatest impact was  on focusing on getting parents                                                                    
involved  in  their   children's  education,  and  preparing                                                                    
students for  kindergarten. The  research on  the importance                                                                    
of early  childhood education shows  that students  who were                                                                    
not  academically  behind   entering  kindergarten  required                                                                    
intensive  intervention.  Students  who continue  to  remain                                                                    
academically  behind in  the third  grade  normally did  not                                                                    
ever catch up,  and were more likely to drop  out of school.                                                                    
Pre-school  programs  were  results-driven;  had  tremendous                                                                    
long-term  impacts  to  the state;  and  needed  legislative                                                                    
support.  In this  current budget  crisis, the  state should                                                                    
invest in human capital.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
^PUBLIC TESTIMONY: KETCHIKAN, WRANGELL, PETERSBURG                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
6:00:13 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GINGER EVENS,  SELF, PETERSBURG (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in opposition  to the proposed  budget reductions  of public                                                                    
broadcasting and  education. She shared that  the Petersburg                                                                    
School  District was  fiscally responsible  in planning  and                                                                    
budgeting for  the future. The district's  plan included the                                                                    
four  year Obesity  Prevention and  Control  grant that  was                                                                    
included in  the proposed  budget cut.  She stated  that the                                                                    
grant was supposed  to be a four-year grant  of $150,000 per                                                                    
year, but  was reduced  to two  years. This  reduction would                                                                    
reduce the district's budget at  an additional $150,000. The                                                                    
district had  planned and budgeted conservatively,  based on                                                                    
previously promises. She urged  the committee to provide the                                                                    
three years  of forward-educational funding while  the state                                                                    
worked  on  a  long-term  plan to  increase  future  revenue                                                                    
sources.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Kelly handed the gavel to Co-Chair MacKinnon.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:01:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CRAIG OLSON, SELF, KUPREANOF  (via teleconference), spoke in                                                                    
support  of funding  for public  broadcasting. He  felt that                                                                    
the proposed  reduction would cause permanent  damage to his                                                                    
local  radio station,  KFSK. The  station  would lose  local                                                                    
news reporting  with the layoff  of its news  reporters. The                                                                    
reduction would result in a  decrease in federal support for                                                                    
the  state's  stations,  and  a  loss  of  translators  that                                                                    
serviced  outlying  areas  like Kupreanof,  Pt.  Baker,  and                                                                    
Whale  Pass.  He  understood that  there  should  be  budget                                                                    
restrictions, but felt that a  100 percent reduction was too                                                                    
drastic.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair MacKinnon handed the gavel to Co-Chair Kelly.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:02:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JEFF  JABUSCH,   BOROUGH  MANAGER,   CITY  AND   BOROUGH  OF                                                                    
WRANGELL,  WRANGELL   (via  teleconference),   testified  in                                                                    
support  of  funding  for the  Alaska  Marine  Highway.  The                                                                    
economy of  Southeast Alaska was based  on tourism, fishing,                                                                    
timber,  some mining,  and government.  He  shared that  the                                                                    
federal  government had  virtually  closed  down the  timber                                                                    
industry;  shutdown Glacier  Bay to  fishing, which  limited                                                                    
prime fishing  areas; and  had not  responded to  sea otters                                                                    
destroying areas used for  commercial harvesting. The Alaska                                                                    
Marine   Highway   was  a   large   part   of  the   tourism                                                                    
infrastructure. There  were already  reservations purchases,                                                                    
so he hoped that the  state would honor current commitments,                                                                    
and  make  budget  reductions  after  the  upcoming  tourism                                                                    
season.  Many   vendors  in   Wrangell  turned   away  other                                                                    
opportunities,  and   would  face  even   further  financial                                                                    
hardships  with the  sudden  reservation cancellations.  The                                                                    
Alaska  Marine  Highway  was   also  used  for  transporting                                                                    
students for  activities, and used for  moving equipment and                                                                    
goods.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:05:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LACEY SIMPSON,  SELF, KETCHIKAN (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in  support of  funding  for public  broadcasting. In  rural                                                                    
Alaska,  public broadcasting  was  often the  only means  to                                                                    
send  and receive  vital  information.  Radio stations  were                                                                    
mandated  by the  federal government  to serve  communities;                                                                    
were obligated  to engage  the citizens;  and to  ensure the                                                                    
safety  and wellbeing  of  its  citizens. Ketchikan's  local                                                                    
station, KRBD, was a member  of the local emergency planning                                                                    
commission, which was a portable  radio broadcast tower that                                                                    
could be set up in the  event of a disaster. She stated that                                                                    
KRBD was  the only  station in  the area  with a  local news                                                                    
team  to  provide  comprehensive  nightly  local  newscasts.                                                                    
Various points  of view and  relevant information  on public                                                                    
radio  provided  courtesy  of  local,  state,  and  national                                                                    
reports  was   of  great  importance  to   isolated  Alaskan                                                                    
communities. Numerous non-profit,  government, and community                                                                    
organizations utilized  KRBD on a weekly  basis. The service                                                                    
was critical  for the organizations  to reach  the community                                                                    
and serve their own mission.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
6:07:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
STEVE  BERRY, SELF,  PETERSBURG (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support of funding for  public broadcasting. He felt that                                                                    
the 100  percent budget reduction  was detrimental  to those                                                                    
who depend on  public radio. Rural communities  in the state                                                                    
depended on the radio to  stay informed on state, local, and                                                                    
emergency  information.  He  stated that  the  local  public                                                                    
radio station was  the only radio station  in Petersburg. He                                                                    
shared  that  he  did  not  have  cable  television,  so  he                                                                    
depended on the local public radio station for information.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:08:30 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICK PICKRELL,  SELF, KETCHIKAN (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in  support  of funding  for  domestic  violence and  sexual                                                                    
assault  prevention   programs.  He  shared  that   a  study                                                                    
conducted in  2003 estimated the  cost of  domestic violence                                                                    
to be  approximately $5.3 billion,  with regards  to medical                                                                    
costs  and lost  work hours.  He stressed  that the  cost of                                                                    
prevention  was much  more prudent  than  the possible  out-                                                                    
lying costs.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
6:09:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BETT  JAKUBEK, SELF,  KETCHIKAN (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support  of funding  for public broadcasting.  She shared                                                                    
that  she had  served on  many local  community boards.  She                                                                    
explained  that the  cable television  in Ketchikan  did not                                                                    
provide  any local  news or  timely information.  She stated                                                                    
that KRBD  was the  only radio station  in Ketchikan  with a                                                                    
backup generator, so the radio  could provide information in                                                                    
the case of an area-wide  outage. She shared that there were                                                                    
many seniors  and elders in  the community that did  not use                                                                    
the  internet, so  they receive  their information  from the                                                                    
radio. Currently,  48 percent of  KRBD's budget  was locally                                                                    
funded  from membership.  She announced  that KRBD  had been                                                                    
broadcasting for  39 years;  had well-served  the community;                                                                    
was the link  for all of the local  non-profits; offered all                                                                    
members the ability to do  public service announcements; had                                                                    
the most comprehensive community  calendar; and was the most                                                                    
reliable  source for  information  and  timely updates.  She                                                                    
also shared  that the  station provided  the teleconferences                                                                    
for the legislative information.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
6:11:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DON MCCONACHIE,  SELF, WRANGELL (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in  support of  funding for  public broadcasting.  He shared                                                                    
that he  was not employed  by the  radio, but relied  on the                                                                    
radio  as a  citizen.  He  felt that  a  100 percent  budget                                                                    
reduction was  too extreme and  unnecessary. He  stated that                                                                    
Wrangell's local  station, KSDK, was very  well supported by                                                                    
the local  public and businesses. He  supported public radio                                                                    
and understood that  reductions should be made,  but did not                                                                    
support a 100 percent reduction.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
6:12:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KAREN HOFSTAD, SELF,  PETERSBURG (via teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in  support of  funding  for public  broadcasting. She  felt                                                                    
that  the reduction  would result  in eliminating  important                                                                    
communication for the  state. She shared that  it took years                                                                    
to  set  up the  communication  system,  and felt  that  the                                                                    
reduction  would eliminate  those  efforts.  She echoed  the                                                                    
previous testifiers' statements.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
6:14:41 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALEISHA MOLLEN,  SELF, WRANGELL (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support  of funding  for public broadcasting.  She shared                                                                    
some  of the  benefits  of the  Wrangell  public radio.  She                                                                    
shared that  KSDK provided  the opportunities  for volunteer                                                                    
shows  by all  ages, including  herself. She  also broadcast                                                                    
the local  basketball games.  She shared  that there  were a                                                                    
couple of third grade age  people who had pledged during her                                                                    
show, and now  they want to be guests on  her show. She felt                                                                    
that  the   station  provided  an  opportunity   to  provide                                                                    
confidence;  teach public  speaking;  and learn  a sense  of                                                                    
community and  volunteerism. She  shared that  KSDK provided                                                                    
news,  community calendar,  and sports  information for  the                                                                    
elder  population  who  did not  use  the  internet.  Marine                                                                    
weather  was also  provided for  the fishermen  who did  not                                                                    
have access to the internet, which saved lives.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:17:21 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUSAN  ERICKSON,  SELF,   PETERSBURG  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
spoke in support of funding  for public broadcasting; and K-                                                                    
12 and early childhood education.  She echoed the remarks of                                                                    
the  previous testifiers.  She shared  that the  local radio                                                                    
station was  the only emergency  alert system.  She stressed                                                                    
that the  reductions to the  radio on the state  level would                                                                    
result in loss of federal  funds, and the stations would not                                                                    
survive  in that  financial environment.  She felt  that the                                                                    
reduction    would   result    in   eliminating    important                                                                    
communication for the  state. She shared that  it took years                                                                    
to  set  up the  communication  system,  and felt  that  the                                                                    
reduction would eliminate those efforts.                                                                                        
Co-Chair Kelly  shared that the  committee was  tracking the                                                                    
public testimony.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
6:20:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ERICA   KLUDT-PAINTER,  SUPERINTENDENT,   PETERSBURG  SCHOOL                                                                    
DISTRICT, PETERSBURG (via  teleconference), spoke in support                                                                    
of  funding  for  public  broadcasting,  the  Alaska  Marine                                                                    
Highway   System,  and   education.   She  understood   that                                                                    
reductions  would occur  in  the  current environment,  felt                                                                    
that  considering cuts  without considering  revenue sources                                                                    
was somewhat  irresponsible and did not  allow public school                                                                    
funding  to adjust  gradually, over  time, according  to the                                                                    
three-year funding  plan approved by the  legislature in the                                                                    
previous session.  She stressed that oil  revenue should not                                                                    
be the sole  revenue generator for the state.  She felt that                                                                    
it  was time  to consider  and income  tax or  accessing the                                                                    
Permanent Fund.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:21:58 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BARB LARSON, SELF,  WRANGELL (via teleconference), testified                                                                    
in support  of funding  for the  Alaska Marine  Highway. She                                                                    
felt  that  the  ferry   system  enhanced  Alaska's  tourism                                                                    
industry.  The  ferry  system  support  the  community,  and                                                                    
stressed that the reduction would  have a negative effect on                                                                    
the local economy.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
6:25:26 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAN SULLIVAN,  SELF, PETERSBURG (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in support  of funding  for public broadcasting,  the Alaska                                                                    
Marine Highway  System, and the  urged the  reinstatement of                                                                    
the one-time education funding of $3.2 billion.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:26:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD   LARSON,  SELF,   WRANGELL  (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in  support  of funding  for  the  Alaska  Marine                                                                    
Highway. He  echoed the remarks  of Ms. Larson.  The economy                                                                    
of Southeast  Alaska was based on  tourism, fishing, timber,                                                                    
some  mining, and  government. He  shared  that the  federal                                                                    
government had  virtually closed  down the  timber industry;                                                                    
shutdown  Glacier  Bay  to   fishing,  which  limited  prime                                                                    
fishing  areas;   and  had  not  responded   to  sea  otters                                                                    
destroying areas used for  commercial harvesting. The Alaska                                                                    
Marine   Highway   was  a   large   part   of  the   tourism                                                                    
infrastructure. There  were already  reservations purchased,                                                                    
so he hoped that the  state would honor current commitments,                                                                    
and  make  budget  reductions  after  the  upcoming  tourism                                                                    
season.  Many   vendors  in   Wrangell  turned   away  other                                                                    
opportunities,  and   would  face  even   further  financial                                                                    
hardships  with the  sudden  reservation cancellations.  The                                                                    
Alaska  Marine  Highway  was   also  used  for  transporting                                                                    
students for  activities, and used for  moving equipment and                                                                    
goods.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
6:27:28 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICK DORMER,  PRINCIPAL, PETERSBURG HIGH  SCHOOL, PETERSBURG                                                                    
(via   teleconference),  spoke   in  support   of  education                                                                    
funding.  He also  spoke in  support of  funding for  public                                                                    
broadcasting.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
6:29:15 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PATRICK  MAYER,  SUPERINTENDENT, WRANGELL  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,                                                                    
WRANGELL  (via teleconference),  urged the  reinstatement of                                                                    
the one-time funding from  the previous legislative session.                                                                    
He  also testified  in  support of  funding  for the  Alaska                                                                    
Marine Highway.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:30:55 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BENNETT  MCGRATH,  SELF,  PETERSBURG  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
spoke  in support  of funding  for public  broadcasting. She                                                                    
felt that  eliminating all funds  for FY 16  would devastate                                                                    
Alaska radio  stations. The  reductions would  cripple local                                                                    
operations,  as   the  two  sources  of   operating  revenue                                                                    
represented between  45 and 70  percent of  annual operating                                                                    
for  the stations.  Weakened urban  providers  would not  be                                                                    
able to assist urban and  bush stations. Some of the smaller                                                                    
outlying   communities  would   experience  complete   radio                                                                    
stations.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
6:32:20 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEBORAH   TICE,  SELF,   PETERSBURG  (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified  against  all  of   the  reductions  to  education                                                                    
funding.  She   felt  that  the   budget  cuts   would  only                                                                    
negatively  affect  the  children.  She  remarked  that  the                                                                    
education  system was  currently  at critical  mass, so  the                                                                    
reductions were  causing the districts  across the  state to                                                                    
implode.  She  stressed that  the  cuts  to early  education                                                                    
would only adversely affect the efforts at the K-12 level.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
6:33:46 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ELIZABETH  HART,  SELF,   PETERSBURG  (via  teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in  support  of funding  for  the  Alaska  Marine                                                                    
Highway,  and  spoke  in  support   of  funding  for  public                                                                    
broadcasting,  and  urged  the  reinstatement  of  education                                                                    
funding.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
6:36:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
TOM ABBOTT, SELF, PETERSBURG  (via teleconference), spoke in                                                                    
support  of funding  for public  broadcasting. He  felt that                                                                    
the 100  percent budget reduction  was detrimental  to those                                                                    
who depend on  public radio. Rural communities  in the state                                                                    
depended on the radio to  stay informed on state, local, and                                                                    
emergency  information.  He  stated that  the  local  public                                                                    
radio station was  the only radio station  in Petersburg. He                                                                    
shared  that  he  did  not  have  cable  television,  so  he                                                                    
depended on the local public radio station for information.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:38:23 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ALLISON RICE,  SELF, PETERSBURG (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in  support of  funding  for public  broadcasting. She  felt                                                                    
that  the reduction  would result  in eliminating  important                                                                    
communication for the  state. She shared that  it took years                                                                    
to  set  up the  communication  system,  and felt  that  the                                                                    
reduction  would eliminate  those  efforts.  She echoed  the                                                                    
previous testifiers' statements.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Micciche  announced that  he was using  his phone                                                                    
for state business.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:40:56 PM                                                                                                                    
AT EASE                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
6:51:55 PM                                                                                                                    
RECONVENED                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^PUBLIC TESTIMONY: SITKA, CORDOVA, VALDEZ                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
6:52:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LON GARRISON,  PRESIDENT, SITKA  SCHOOL BOARD,  SITKA, spoke                                                                    
in support  of public  education. He implored  the committee                                                                    
to restore  the one-time education funding  of $32.2 million                                                                    
to  the FY  16 operating  budget. He  shared that  Sitka was                                                                    
keenly aware of the state's  financial dilemma. He felt that                                                                    
it was his job to advocate  the needs, and to illustrate the                                                                    
consequences of  the lack of appropriate  resources to carry                                                                    
out  the  mission.  The Sitka  School  district  had  weekly                                                                    
emailed the  legislature and governor focusing  on the great                                                                    
efforts in education  in Sitka, outlining what  was at stake                                                                    
with the drastic budget reductions.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
6:54:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JENNIFER   ROBINSON,  EXECUTIVE   DIRECTOR,  GREATER   SITKA                                                                    
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,  SITKA, spoke  in  support of education                                                                    
funding and testified  in support of funding  for the Alaska                                                                    
Marine Highway.  She stated that the  chamber recognized the                                                                    
significant return  on investment  that a  quality education                                                                    
provided. Healthy local  schools encouraged the in-migration                                                                    
of  families,  increasing  its immediate  and  future  labor                                                                    
supply, and bolstering the local  economy. She also stressed                                                                    
that  inadequate  funding  had  a  negative  impact  on  the                                                                    
ability of  the Sitka  School District to  continue valuable                                                                    
programs  that work  to  keep students  in  school and  work                                                                    
toward  career readiness.  Access to  quality education  had                                                                    
shown  to raise  incomes  and  increase productivity,  while                                                                    
failures  in educating  the  workforce  was associated  with                                                                    
higher levels of crime and  welfare dependency. Public funds                                                                    
that could  otherwise be  used for  education were  spent on                                                                    
crime  control, drug  treatment, and  welfare programs.  The                                                                    
overall skill level of the local  labor force was one of the                                                                    
key  drivers  pushing local  job  and  wage growth.  Skilled                                                                    
workers and a quality  labor force gave businesses incentive                                                                    
to  operate and  grow in  Sitka, giving  a competitive  edge                                                                    
that encouraged economic growth and prosperity.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
6:57:38 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
LARRY  MILES, SELF,  VALDEZ (via  teleconference), spoke  in                                                                    
support of  funding for public  broadcasting. He  echoed the                                                                    
remarks of  some of  the previous  testifiers. He  felt that                                                                    
the  reductions would  greatly  adversely  affect the  rural                                                                    
stations.  He stressed  that cable  television did  not have                                                                    
anything to do with public broadcasting.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:00:09 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GAIL M.  JOHNSON, SELF,  VALDEZ (via  teleconference), spoke                                                                    
in  support   of  funding   for  public   broadcasting.  She                                                                    
expressed  surprise in  the drastic  budget reductions.  She                                                                    
did not fully  understand the budget process,  but felt that                                                                    
the reductions went too far.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Kelly explained the budget process.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair  Micciche   stated  the  subcommittee   work  was                                                                    
incorporated into a draft of the budget.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:04:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RICH  MCCLEAR, SELF,  SITKA (via  teleconference), spoke  in                                                                    
support of  funding for public broadcasting.  He stated that                                                                    
he  had worked  to keep  public broadcasting  funded at  the                                                                    
federal  to  work  develop  a  system  that  ensured  Alaska                                                                    
received a  reasonable share of  federal funds. There  was a                                                                    
formula  which benefited  Alaska  stations,  to ensure  that                                                                    
listener  and  state  support garnered  significant  federal                                                                    
funds. The framework, though modified,  was still in effect.                                                                    
Alaska  state  funding   of  public  broadcasting  leveraged                                                                    
federal funds.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
7:06:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PETER   HOEPFNER,   PRESIDENT,  CORDOVA   SCHOOL   DISTRICT,                                                                    
CORDOVA,  spoke in  support of  education  funding. He  also                                                                    
testified  in  support  of funding  for  the  Alaska  Marine                                                                    
Highway,  and  funding   for  domestic  violence  prevention                                                                    
programs.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:09:16 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HAROLD BLEHM,  SELF, VALDEZ  (via teleconference),  spoke in                                                                    
support of funding for public  broadcasting, and funding for                                                                    
three  positions  on  the State  Parks  Advisory  Board.  He                                                                    
stated  that   the  budget   proposed  to   eliminate  three                                                                    
positions. The  Valdez position  represented 100  percent of                                                                    
the  dedicated  State Park  personnel  in  his part  of  the                                                                    
state. He  stated that there  were many people  that visited                                                                    
Valdez in order to avoid the crowds on the Kenai peninsula.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:12:32 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ASHLEY  REECE, STUDENT,  CORDOVA HIGH  SCHOOL, CORDOVA  (via                                                                    
teleconference),  spoke  in  support   of  $1.5  million  in                                                                    
domestic  violence and  sexual  assault prevention  funding.                                                                    
The  funds  supported  agencies,  like  the  Cordova  Family                                                                    
Resource  Center, which  coordinated  the domestic  violence                                                                    
and sexual  assault prevention effort.  She was a  member of                                                                    
the youth peer  mentoring program, Believe it or  Not I Care                                                                    
(BIONIC).  She  shared  some  personal  experiences  in  the                                                                    
prevention strategies and efforts.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
7:14:37 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PAUL  NYLAND, SELF,  VALDEZ (via  teleconference), spoke  in                                                                    
support of  funding for  public broadcasting.  He emphasized                                                                    
the value for  the money that was invested  in public radio.                                                                    
He shared that the local  radio station in Valdez, KTHU, had                                                                    
a large  broadcast area. Local  support would not  be enough                                                                    
to  cover  the large  area,  and  the services  provided  by                                                                    
local, state,  and federal  support was  extremely important                                                                    
in continuing to provide important public information.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:16:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICKI  D'AMICO, EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR, SITKANS  AGAINST FAMILY                                                                    
VIOLENCE  SHELTER,  SITKA  (via  teleconference),  spoke  in                                                                    
support  of  funding  for Sitkans  Against  Family  Violence                                                                    
(SAFV).  She shared  that  she had  26  years of  first-hand                                                                    
experience.  She  felt  that  there was  not  much  hope  to                                                                    
eradicate  inter-partner  violence,   until  she  understood                                                                    
primary  prevention.  She   observed  partnership  building,                                                                    
training, and collaborative plans.  She stated that the plan                                                                    
was a  thoughtful and all  inclusive program, and  was based                                                                    
on the public health model.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:19:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ELIZABETH COLLINS,  CORDOVA FAMILY RESOURCE  CENTER, CORDOVA                                                                    
(via teleconference),  testified in  support of  funding for                                                                    
the Cordova  Family Resource Center (CFRC).  She stated that                                                                    
one  of the  programs within  the center  was called,  "Lean                                                                    
On", which  was a  conference that  taught young  people how                                                                    
about creating peace and equalities  in the communities. She                                                                    
was one  of the first  participants in the program  in 2008,                                                                    
and  stressed that  one of  the keys  to ending  violence in                                                                    
communities was prevention.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:21:03 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
COLEEN STEPHENS,  OWNER, STAN  STEPHENS CRUISE,  VALDEZ (via                                                                    
teleconference),  testified   in  support  of   funding  for                                                                    
tourism marketing.  She stressed  that investing  dollars in                                                                    
tourism directly  benefitted Alaska's economy.  She stressed                                                                    
that  her  family  and  her 30  employees  depended  on  the                                                                    
tourism industry.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
7:23:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUSEA  ALBEE, SELF,  SITKA  (via  teleconference), spoke  in                                                                    
support of  funding for public  broadcasting. She  felt that                                                                    
the   reduction  would   result  in   eliminating  important                                                                    
communication for the  state. She shared that  it took years                                                                    
to  set  up the  communication  system,  and felt  that  the                                                                    
reduction  would eliminate  those  efforts.  She echoed  the                                                                    
previous testifiers' statements.                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
7:25:57 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KARI  SAGEL, SELF,  SITKA  (via  teleconference), urged  the                                                                    
reinstatement of education funding  that was promised in the                                                                    
previous  legislative session.  She urged  the committee  to                                                                    
reinstate  the one  time  funding of  $32  million that  was                                                                    
promised   from  the   previous  legislative   session.  The                                                                    
promised funding  was important  and pertinent,  because the                                                                    
school districts  were currently drafting their  budgets for                                                                    
the following year.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
7:27:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JENNIFER  GIBBINS, PRESIDENT,  CORDOVA CHAMBER  OF COMMERCE,                                                                    
CORDOVA  (via  teleconference),   testified  in  support  of                                                                    
funding  for industries  that create  jobs, like  the Alaska                                                                    
Marine  Highway   System.    She  shared   that  there  were                                                                    
approximately 750  shipboard employees. Those  employees and                                                                    
their families  mostly lived  in Alaska,  and relied  on the                                                                    
ferries  for their  livelihood.  Approximately  35 ports  in                                                                    
communities   rely  on   the  ships,   not   only  for   the                                                                    
transportation  of  people,  but  for  goods  and  services.                                                                    
Alaskan residents  and visitors  had already  booked tickets                                                                    
and  made   travel  plans   around  the   current  published                                                                    
schedule. She felt that the  reductions would cost the state                                                                    
more in lost revenue, than  what could be gained in savings.                                                                    
She  felt that  a  drastic change  to  an already  published                                                                    
schedule  would result  in long-term  consequences that  had                                                                    
not yet been considered.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:30:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SHANA ANDERSON, SELF, VALDEZ  (via teleconference), spoke in                                                                    
support of  funding for public broadcasting.  She echoed the                                                                    
remarks of some of the  previous testifiers. She felt that a                                                                    
100 percent reduction was too drastic a measure.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
7:32:11 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOHN  ANDERSON, GENERAL  MANAGER,  KCHU  RADIO, VALDEZ  (via                                                                    
teleconference),  spoke in  support  of  funding for  public                                                                    
broadcasting. He stated that a  100 percent budget reduction                                                                    
would be detrimental  to his radio station.  He stressed the                                                                    
importance  of receiving  national  and local  news and  the                                                                    
ability to  communicate with the community.  He relayed that                                                                    
without  the funding  the ability  to  get news  out of  the                                                                    
community would be eliminated.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
7:34:44 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KELSEY  APPLETON, REPRESENTATIVE  FOR STEVE  GRAVES, NICHOLS                                                                    
BACKDOOR STORE,  CORDOVA (via  teleconference), read  from a                                                                    
prepared  testimony  by  Mr.  Steve  Graves  in  support  of                                                                    
funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:36:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MANDY  EVANS, SELF,  SITKA  (via  teleconference), spoke  in                                                                    
support  of  funding  for  public  broadcasting  and  public                                                                    
education.  She felt  that the  reductions were  only short-                                                                    
term  fixes, and  would have  long-term negative  effects on                                                                    
the community.  She suggested that the  total elimination of                                                                    
funding    for   public    broadcasting    would   have    a                                                                    
disproportionate  effect on  Alaska's rural  communities and                                                                    
asked that it be reinstated.  She also mentioned that public                                                                    
radio was a closely interwoven network.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
7:38:18 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KERIN KRAMER,  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,  NATIVE VILLAGE  OF EYAK,                                                                    
CORDOVA  (via  teleconference),   testified  in  support  of                                                                    
funding  for the  Alaska Marine  Highway. She  stressed that                                                                    
the ferry  system was extremely  important to  the residents                                                                    
of Cordova, and reducing the  budget and system would result                                                                    
in negative effects to the state economy.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:39:29 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
GRETCHEN  CLARK,  MEMBER,  ALASKA PATHWAYS  FOR  PREVENTION,                                                                    
SITKA  (via  teleconference),  spoke in  favor  of  restored                                                                    
funding for  domestic violence prevention. She  relayed that                                                                    
the Center  for Disease Control  estimated that in  the U.S.                                                                    
the  cost of  medical  care, mental  health services,  legal                                                                    
services,  and lost  productivity  due  to intimate  partner                                                                    
violence  equaled $8.3  billion  annually.  She shared  that                                                                    
Alaska  had  the  highest  rates   of  domestic  and  sexual                                                                    
violence in the country.  She stressed that funding domestic                                                                    
violence intervention  work without funding  prevention work                                                                    
was like  putting a Band-Aid  on a gaping wound.  She stated                                                                    
that funding  prevention programs  should not just  be about                                                                    
the money. She stated that  according to statistics close to                                                                    
60 percent  of the  women present  during the  meeting would                                                                    
experience  domestic   violence  and  sexual   assault.  She                                                                    
discussed the effectiveness of prevention programs.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
7:41:19 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KARL BECKER,  SELF, CORDOVA (via  teleconference), testified                                                                    
in  support of  funding for  the Alaska  Marine Highway.  He                                                                    
shared that  he had lived  in Cordova  during a time  a very                                                                    
unfavorable service  due to scheduling issues.  He felt that                                                                    
the  ferry  system   was  much  better  than   it  had  been                                                                    
previously, and urged the committee  to maintain its current                                                                    
level of service and funding.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:42:34 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JULIA   SMITH,   COMMUNITY   DIRECTOR,  SAFV,   SITKA   (via                                                                    
teleconference),  testified   in  support  of   funding  for                                                                    
domestic  violence and  sexual assault  prevention programs.                                                                    
She  stated  that she  had  worked  to implement  prevention                                                                    
plans in Sitka                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
7:44:08 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NANCY  BIRD, SELF,  CORDOVA (via  teleconference), testified                                                                    
in support  of funding  for the  Alaska Marine  Highway. She                                                                    
stated  that the  reductions would  not balance  the budget,                                                                    
but would only  create some massive negative  effects on the                                                                    
economy.  She  stated  that the  marine  highway  was  never                                                                    
expected to pay for itself.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:46:25 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REBA DUNDAS,  SENIOR, MT. EDGECOMBE HIGH  SCHOOL, SITKA (via                                                                    
teleconference),  testified   in  support  of   funding  for                                                                    
domestic  violence and  sexual assault  prevention programs.                                                                    
She stated that she had  participated in those programs. She                                                                    
had  recently   researched  statistics,   corresponded  with                                                                    
legislators,  and was  currently  raising awareness  through                                                                    
her involvement  with the Sitka Youth  Leadership Committee.                                                                    
She  shared  that one  out  of  three teenagers  experienced                                                                    
dating violence  before completing  high school.  Alaska had                                                                    
some of  the highest rates  of domestic violence  and sexual                                                                    
assault in the nation.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
7:48:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JIM  KACSH, MAYOR,  CORDOVA (via  teleconference), testified                                                                    
in  support of  funding for  the Alaska  Marine Highway.  He                                                                    
stressed that  the economy in  Cordova depended  on reliable                                                                    
transportation. He explained that  the ferry system was used                                                                    
to transport millions  of dollars of goods  and services. He                                                                    
stressed  that a  long term  break in  service would  have a                                                                    
severely negative impact on the  already fragile economy. He                                                                    
remarked  that he  conducted business  in  Anchorage, so  he                                                                    
relied on  the ferry  system in order  to keep  his business                                                                    
thriving.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
7:49:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEBORAH  YEARWOOD, STUDENT,  SITKA HIGH  SCHOOL, SITKA  (via                                                                    
teleconference),  testified   in  support  of   funding  for                                                                    
domestic  violence and  sexual assault  prevention programs.                                                                    
She  stated  that  she  was  the  secretary  of  Sitka  High                                                                    
School's  student council,  and was  a member  of the  Sitka                                                                    
Youth  Leadership Committee.  She  had personally  witnessed                                                                    
the value  in programs that  worked to positively  alter the                                                                    
lives  of students  in Sitka.  She  shared that  one of  the                                                                    
effective  programs was  titled, "Coaching  Boys Into  Men",                                                                    
which  was  a  national   program  that  encouraged  healthy                                                                    
masculinity and respect for women.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
7:50:43 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBERT   BEEDLE,   SELF,   CORDOVA   (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified  in  support  of funding  for  the  Alaska  Marine                                                                    
Highway.  He stressed  that the  ferry system  was important                                                                    
for the  economy, and was  provided access to  acute medical                                                                    
care in  Anchorage. He echoed  the remarks of  some previous                                                                    
testifiers,  and  stressed  that  the  "only  road"  out  of                                                                    
Cordova was the ferry system.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:52:24 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ELENA GUSTAFSON, SELF, SITKA  (via teleconference), spoke in                                                                    
support of funding for domestic  violence and sexual assault                                                                    
prevention  programs. She  shared  that  she had  personally                                                                    
seen the  impact of prevention  programs and funds.  She had                                                                    
helped  to implement  many  of the  programs  that would  be                                                                    
directly   impacted  by   the   drastic  budget   reduction,                                                                    
including Girls on the Run; Stand  Up Speak Up; and Talk Now                                                                    
Talk Often.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
7:54:35 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEBRA   ADAMS,   TEACHER,  CORDOVA   (via   teleconference),                                                                    
testified in support of early  education funding. She echoed                                                                    
the testimonies  of some  of her  former students.  She also                                                                    
testified  in  support  of funding  for  the  Alaska  Marine                                                                    
Highway.  She remarked  that there  were  many residents  of                                                                    
Cordova who returns to the  community after attending school                                                                    
out of  state, because there was  a high quality of  life in                                                                    
Cordova.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
7:58:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
A  letter  from  Michael  Pickett was  read  that  supported                                                                    
funding for Girls on the Run.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
7:59:17 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DAVID OTNESS, SELF, CORDOVA  (via teleconference), felt that                                                                    
many of the budget reductions  were too extreme. He spoke in                                                                    
support  of funding  for  public  broadcasting. He  remarked                                                                    
that  Alaska's  Clear and  Equitable  Share  (ACES) was  the                                                                    
reason why  the reserves and savings  were currently robust.                                                                    
He cautioned  the committee to  be careful  when determining                                                                    
reductions, because there could be a "domino effect."                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:02:01 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MARY  WEGNER, SUPERINTENDENT,  SITKA SCHOOL  DISTRICT, SITKA                                                                    
(via teleconference), testified  in support of reinstatement                                                                    
of  the  one-time  education   funding  increment  from  the                                                                    
previous legislative  session. She felt that  the reductions                                                                    
to  education  had  an exponentially  negative  impact.  She                                                                    
stressed  that students  did  not have  a  second chance  at                                                                    
education.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:03:27 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KRISTIN  CARPENTER, MEMBER,  CORDOVA  CITY COUNCIL,  CORDOVA                                                                    
(via teleconference),  testified in  support of  funding for                                                                    
the  Alaska   Marine  Highway.  She  stated   that  she  had                                                                    
witnessed  before  and  after  Cordova's  streamlined  ferry                                                                    
service.  She stressed  that the  streamlined ferry  service                                                                    
had a  remarkably positive effect  on the community  and the                                                                    
economy.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:05:39 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
RANDY    ROBERTSON,     CITY    MANAGER,     CORDOVA    (via                                                                    
teleconference),  testified in  support of  funding for  the                                                                    
Alaska Marine  Highway. He  shared that  he had  worked with                                                                    
current  and  former  legislators.  He shared  that  he  had                                                                    
explained to the  legislators that many of  the residents of                                                                    
Cordova  had  Costco  cards,  and   used  those  cards  near                                                                    
Anchorage. Often  the residents of Cordova  would fill their                                                                    
cars full  of groceries and  goods, and  use the ferry  as a                                                                    
means  of transport.  He felt  that  reducing ferry  service                                                                    
would adversely  affect the  economy in  other parts  of the                                                                    
state.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
8:08:10 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ROBYN   TAYLOR,  ASSISTANT   SUPERINTENDENT,  SITKA   SCHOOL                                                                    
DISTRICT, SITKA  (via teleconference),  spoke in  support of                                                                    
funding  for  education.  She encouraged  the  committee  to                                                                    
reinstate  the  one-time  funds   promised  to  schools  for                                                                    
education  with  the  passage  of HB  278  in  the  previous                                                                    
legislative  session.  She  shared  that  the  Sitka  School                                                                    
District was  currently facing a significant  budget deficit                                                                    
of approximately $2.7 million.  She stated that the district                                                                    
continuously evaluated  ways to be fiscally  resourceful and                                                                    
responsible,  while meeting  the many  demands of  education                                                                    
including   unfunded  mandates.   She   stressed  that   the                                                                    
students' education would be impacted  by the elimination of                                                                    
the funding.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 72(FIN)  was HEARD  and HELD  in committee  for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 73(FIN)  was HEARD  and HELD  in committee  for further                                                                    
consideration.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
8:10:45 PM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 72 Agency Summaries Packet.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Work draft Version S.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 73 work draft Version N.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 73
House-Finance-Testimony-Best Beginnings -2015.03.03-05.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Conerton - Support of the University of Alaska.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Dallmann - UAS Student Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Dunbar - Support OWL Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Fletcher - UAS Funding support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Galla - Alaska Learning Network.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Gasparek - Supporting the funding of UAS.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Gerard - letters in support of enanuaq preschool program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Harshman - Early Childhood education.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Hazel - Please fund our Preschool teachers.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Hicks - Support of University funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Hindman - Proposed Cuts to Education.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Hobbs - Finance Committee.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Janes - Please fund our schools!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Johnson - FUND EDUCATION.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Johnston - UAS funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Kramp - Uas funding support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HJB 72
Operating Public Testimony L.Eagan - Keep funding education a proity.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Eller - agriculture in Alaska.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Koplin - AMHS Support Senate 3-12-15.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Berry - No marine highway cuts.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Carson - AMHS Funding_Operating Budget.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony CEC Senate Finance - LIO Support 3-12-15.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Ellefson-Wayne - Can we at least see your AK Marine Highway long-term transportation plan_.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony F.Kelty - Unalaska AMHS Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Frederic - Support Alaska Marine Highway.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony FY16 AMHS Budget - Gustavus Visitors Association.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Hudson - Ferry system budget.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Kussart - Save our Ferries.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Motyka - Cuts to Ferry budget.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Nelle - Summer ferry schedule.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Pillifant - AMHS Service Funding 2015 budget.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Senear - AMHS Chenega Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
HB 72
Operating Public Testimony Tremblay - Protect our Media and Ferries.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Eller - agriculture in Alaska.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Trojan - Support for Veterans.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Wayson - Alaska needs CACFA more than ever.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Wong - Visitor Center Cutbacks.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Hunter - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Landau - Parents as Teachers Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Lyon - Invest in students -- restore education funding!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Mandel - financing for Online With Libraries (OWL).pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Massey - Volence Prevention Funding Cuts.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony McQuiston - Invest in students -- restore education funding!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Palmer - Early Childhood education.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Pastoriono - Restore one-time educational K-12 Grant Funds.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Perez - Best Beginnings Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Pitta-Rosse - Early childhood Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Quitslund - Comments on FY2016 Senate Finance Budget Subcommittee for DEED.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Reid - One Time Funding for Education.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Rhea - please support funding for a safe and healthy Alaska.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Rielly - Girls on the Run funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Roust - Restore Full Education Funding!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Seldovia - cutting OWL_E-rate funding from senate budget.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Silvester - Uas funding support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Southwest Region School District - Broadband Assistance Grant - Letter of Support - Senate.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Vanamburg - Invest in students -- restore education funding!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Weaver - Please consider Alaska's children.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Wilkinson - Invest in students -- restore education funding!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Pubic Testimony Motonaga - WWAMI Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Tesimony Beeman - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Tesimony Bola - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Kowalchuk - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony - T.Weaver - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Taylor - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony A.Allen - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony A.Hess - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony A.Johnson - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony A.White - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Acarregui - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Aceves - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Achas - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Adema - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Allen - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Ambasht - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Anderson - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Andregg - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Andries - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Anthes - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Apodaca - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Arnold - WWAMI support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Atlee - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony B.Beemer - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony B.Davis - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony B.Johnson - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Babuscio - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Baciocco - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Balash - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Barbor - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Barnes - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Barton - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bateman - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Beemer - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Ben-Avi - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bentley - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Berrie - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bigelow - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Biggers - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Binder - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Birdsong - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bittle - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Blackwell - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bloecher - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Boeckmann - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bogard - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bond - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bonnecaze - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bonner - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Booysen - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Boring - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bowles - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Brekke - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Brennan - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bringhurst - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Britton - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Brockman - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Brooks - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Brophy - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Brosnan - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Brudenell - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bryant - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bryner - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Budahl - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bue - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bunch - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Burke - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Burnett - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Burzynska - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Bush - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Butler - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Byers - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Byrd - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony C.Cox - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony C.Gohlke - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony C.Hess - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony C.Wright - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cachero - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cadogan - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Callahan - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Calvert - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Campbell - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Carmichael - We Must Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cash - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cejka - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Chapman - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Chernikoff - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Chester - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Choi - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Chung - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Church - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Chyi - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Clancy - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Clark - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cline - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cocson - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Coen - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Collins - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Conlin - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Connelly - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Conway - WWAMI Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cook - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cooke - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Coopes - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Corrao - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Counts - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Cox - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Craft - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Curry - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Curtis - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony D.Cadogan - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony D.Johnson - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony D.Lee - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony D.O'Leary - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony D.Smith - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony D.Thompson - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Daugherty - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Davidson - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Davis - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dekeyser - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Delaney - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dema - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony DeMers - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dewey - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dickie - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Doho - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Domnick - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Doran - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dore - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dorvall - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Doucet - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Doughty - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dow - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony DuCharme - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Duckworth - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dudley - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Duke - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Dunkle - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony E.Lee - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony E.Walsh - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Edmiston - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Eggimann - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Elam - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Ellis - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Elsberg - HB72 Elimination of Funding for WWAMI.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Engel - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Enright - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Erkmann - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Evanger - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fairbanks - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Farr - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Farstand - WWAMI Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Feichtinger - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fenton - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fielder - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Finch - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fink - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Finley - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fisher - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fitzgerald - Support Alaska WWAMI Medical Education Program for the Future of Medicine in Alaska.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Flanum - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fleming - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Flores - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fochesatto - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fogel - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fong - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Forde - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Forston - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fortson - Why you should not cut WWAMI.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fourreaux - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Fox - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Freel - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony French - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Frey - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony G.Cox - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony G.Jorgensen - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony G.Weaver - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gale - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Garnett - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Garrison - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Geiger - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony George - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gerhauser - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gettis - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Giampa - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gillam - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gohlke - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gohring - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gokey - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gose - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gounder - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Gower - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Grant - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Grassi - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Green - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Greene - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Griffin - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Guilas - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Guzman - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Haering - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Hall - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Hammett - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Hancox - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Hansen - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Harmon - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
Operating Public Testimony V.Lee - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony V.Woodyard - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Vainio - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Valdez - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Vale - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Valentine - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Vincent - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Vinlove - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Vogel - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Vollendorf - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony W.Jensen - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony W.Weston - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Wade - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Walker - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Walsh - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Walshe - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Walter - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Walters - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Wanamaker - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Watkins - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Public Testimony Wattam - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Lagoudakis.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Alcock - funding for public media.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Albee-Hanson Public Broadcasting Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Bell - Support Alaska WWAMI medical education program.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Brudie - Sustain Ferry Service Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Center for Community Testimony.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Clarke - Funding for Public Radio.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Curtis - Channel 9 and Public Broadcasting.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Hb 72 DiMarchi - Funding for CACFA.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Dzugan - AK Marine Safety Education Assn. (AMSEA).pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Gerhardt-Cyrus Medicaid Expansion.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Goldrich - Funding for Alaska Marine Highways.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Hoagland - Please keep Domestic Violence Prevention Funding!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Hodges - Public funding for Public Radio.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Hofstad - Petersburg Public Radio KFSK proposed budget cut - Senate.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Laufenberg - Public funding for Public Radio.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Hb 72 Lyons - Please don't cut funding to KHNS!!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Michaud Support Best Beginnings.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 O'Connor - Education Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Operating Public Testimony Merkel.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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Hb 72 Padilla - Public Radio Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Pauloff Harbor Tribe - Public Radio_Television.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Bicknell - Rural Jails and Public Broadcasting.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Lewis.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Marsu - Public Radio.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Morgan - PUBLIC BROADCAST.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Nasiah - Preventing violence.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Parker.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Whitcomb - School Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Worl - Education funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testmony Hursey - Public Radio.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Sanger - Letter of supoprt for KSTK in Wrangell Alaska.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Schoen - Best Beginnings Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 SFIN Public Testimony George - Education Budget Cuts.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 SFIN Public Testimony Welsh School Funding for Sitka.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Shoefly Letter - Alaska Marine Highway Service Essential to Business.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Szundy - Best Beginnings testimony.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Light - Preserve funding for public broadcasting.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony 2015 NOME Broadband.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Baumeister - Funding for Public Broadcasting is Necessary.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Beeman - Restore Funding for Early Childhood Ed.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Beeman - Support Best Beginnings and Parents as Teachers (PAT).pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Bennett - Support AMHS.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Brooks - Domestic Violence Prevention Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Bushell - PleaseConsider the Importance of Public Radio.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Dunne - Cuts to Public Broadcasting.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Ellis - Public Radio Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Goucher - Closure of the Ketchikan Recorder's Office.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Gucker - Alaska Marine Highway System.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Guggenheim - Fund Public Radio!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Hardin - Public Radio funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Holst - Innovation, Education and the Economy.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony LaRue - Education Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Leaphart - Support CACFA.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Longenbaugh - Public broadcasting funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Lott - Please do not cut funding for public radio!.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony McCombs - Restore OWL funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Merkel - Education Support.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 10:00:00 AM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Miller - do not cut our life line.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Nelson - public radio funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Nelson Farms - Senate Finance 03-30-15.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Nome Pre-K Testimony.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Pierson - Cutting public broadcasting funding is dangerous for Petersburg.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Pungowiyi - Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony SaraJean - Dont cut funding to Violence Prevention.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Sheehy - Education Funding.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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HB 72 Public Testimony Taiber - Please fund public radio.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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SHB 72 Public Testimony Fuller - Please do your best.pdf SFIN 3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
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