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On April 11, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing regarding the challenges that U.S. businesses, manufacturers and service providers face when trying to access the Chinese market. Links to the witnesses' written testimony are provided below. Before the committee, these industry ...
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Alaska Senate Finance committee rolled out its version of the state's capital budget Wednesday afternoon - making more than $280 million in reductions to the version proposed by Gov. Bill Walker. The capital budget, which provides for the state's infrastructure like ... Finance

"It is our intention to consider the implications of all proposals when the Senate Finance Committee meets," said Norment, the committee's co-chairman, who asked that senators with alternative proposals submit them to the committee staff by May 7 to evaluate. He said he expects Layne to deliver ...
Editor's Note: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam takes your calls and questions live 10-11 a.m. Wednesday on WTOP's "Ask the Governor." WASHINGTON -- Virginia's Senate Finance Committee will meet May 14 -- more than a month after a special session on the state's budget standoff began and less ...
[Also: Senate Finance Committee tackles Medicaid, Medicare policy to combat opioid use disorder]. The bill also proposes to increase access to mental health and substance use disorder services and improve the detection and seizure of illegal drugs. The problem of opioid use disorder is ...
A measure that could free up several hundred million dollars in state spending that is set by law and cannot be adjusted in the annual budget progress narrowly cleared its first hurdle Monday. In a 6-4 vote, the Louisiana Senate Finance committee approved a slightly watered-down version of a ... Finance money

Sen. Lafleur's bill involves essentially borrowing against the structured settlement related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to leverage the proceeds of the settlement in today's money rather than waiting for the smaller annual payout. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to increase state ... Finance
Her comments came moments after Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told the Senate Finance Committee that school districts serving more than 1.5 million Texas children are facing up to a $1 billion drop in property tax collections because of damaged homes and businesses that will get ... Finance
BATON ROUGE — The Senate Finance Committee on Monday delayed consideration of a transparency website amid concerns among Republican senators about the cost. House Republican leaders had said during the special session that providing detailed state spending data through the new website, ... Finance
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing next Thursday, March 22, regarding the Trump Administration's trade policy. senate finance The Hagstrom Report says that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be the lone witness at the proceedings. The committee chair, Republican Orrin ... Finance
BATON ROUGE - The Senate Finance Committee on Monday delayed consideration of a transparency website amid concerns among Republican senators about the cost. House Republican leaders had said during the special session that providing detailed state spending data through the new website, ... Finance
The state Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Harris McDowell, D-Wilmington, is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday. At this point, it is unclear whether Senate Bill 144 is on the agenda, but Wednesday's meeting marks a deadline set by McDowell in January for movement on the bill, which ... Finance
Layne told the Senate Finance Committee that there won't be a clear picture of revenue until May because of changes connected to federal tax reform, said Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. “Tommy” Norment Jr., R-James City, in a statement to the Daily Press. “I know we need a full revenue re-forecast to ... Finance
The recent tax reform bill left the taxation of household savings, including retirement savings accounts, largely unchanged. Last Thursday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2018 ... Finance
Tuesday: The Senate Finance Committee is to debate SB200, a major piece of legislation to reform the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association. The measure is designed to address PERA's unfunded liability, partly by increasing contributions into its pension plans and reducing benefits. Finance
Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-OR), the committee's ranking member – will help workers better save for retirement. “Authorizing multiple employer plans would let smaller employers join together to sponsor one retirement plan for their workers, ... Finance
CHARLESTON, W.Va (WOWK) - UPDATE: The West Virginia Senate has voted to pass amended House Bill 4145 that will give a four percent raise to teachers, State Troopers, and service personnel. The amended bill passed with 21 yeas and 13 nays. It will now head back to the House of Delegates for ... Finance

CHARLESTON — Members of the Senate Finance Committee trimmed the raises for teachers, school service personnel and State Police on Saturday evening. They voted 9-8 to amend House Bill 4145, which is part of a deal Gov. Jim Justice struck with union leaders to end a statewide teacher strike. Finance
The Senate Finance Committee is not scheduled to meet today. However, Senate Finance Chair Craig Blair said nothing is off the table at this point. He said it may take a few days to analyze how the pay raise bill fits into the budget. Senate President Mitch Carmichael left his podium in Thursday's session ... Finance
A Maryland state senator facing federal bribery and obstruction of justice charges was removed from his position on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday night. The Senate president removed Sen. Nathaniel Oaks from his committee assignment on recommendation from the General Assembly's ethics ... Finance
Daley is a familiar face to the Senate Finance Committee — she was the committee's staff director for 15 years before leaving in October for the job as associate vice president for state government relations and special assistant to the president at University of Virginia. A representative for the College of ... Finance
The Senate Finance Committee convened a hearing to discuss the administration's proposal for the IRS's fiscal year 2019 budget. Opening Statements. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch. The tax bill has provided middle-class tax relief, lowered taxes for corporations, and encouraged ... Finance
Anchorage, AK – This year's Presidents Day marks day thirty-five of the 30th Alaska State Legislature's first Regular Session. Republican Senators Peter Micciche of Soldotna, Kevin Meyer of Anchorage and Cathy Giessel of Anchorage, offered the press a legislative update. A stand-alone statutory ... Finance
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved two of President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA ... Finance
... New Mexico died quietly Tuesday at the Capitol, scotched because a vote on the initiative will not be taken in the state Senate Finance Committee. Sen. ... distributed statistics and growing rates of abused and neglected children in most counties represented by members of the Senate Finance Committee. Finance
The Senate finance committee proposed amendments to the general fund spending plan that was approved by the House for the upcoming fiscal year. Advertisement ... The Senate finance committee is proposing $3.2 milion of recurring money for the Bernalillo County district attorney's office. The house ... Finance
The Senate Finance Committee's version would ratchet up a few of the pay raises approved by the House. ... The Senate Finance Committee's budget also includes $10 million to make up for about $40 million cut from the savings accounts of public school districts around New Mexico last year to shore up ... Finance
Senate Finance Committee leaders are calling on the Trump administration to improve the tariff-exclusion process. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch · Orrin Grant HatchTrump struggles to get new IRS team in place Romney forced into GOP primary for Utah Senate nomination Romney won't commit yet ... Finance Commerce
The Senate Finance Committee is looking at how changes in Medicaid and Medicare policy could help in the treatment of opioid use disorder. One of the most effective treatments, peer support services, has no government reimbursement structure, said Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. Peer ...
The bill ultimately got re-assigned to the Senate Finance Committee. After stalling for nearly a month, the Senate Finance Committee held a one-hour hearing. Most of the hour was spent getting feedback from Alaskans supporting the bill. Meanwhile Senate Finance co-chair Anna McKinnon (R-Eagle ...
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Robert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerMORE will testify on Thursday at the Senate Finance Committee on the Trump administration's trade agenda. Lighthizer, the nation's top trade official, is expected to face questions from the panel about President Trump Donald ...
A Maryland state senator facing federal bribery charges has been removed from his committee assignments. The Senate president removed Sen. Nathaniel Oaks from his position on the Senate Finance Committee Monday night on recommendation from the General Assembly's ethics committee.
The Senate Finance Committee convened a hearing to discuss the administration's proposal for the IRS's fiscal year 2019 budget. Opening Statements. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch. The tax bill has provided middle-class tax relief, lowered taxes for corporations, and encouraged ...
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved two of President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA ...
CHARLESTON — Historic display bill passes out of the West Virginia Senate Committee on Government Organization Tuesday, on to Senate Finance. The West Virginia Senate Committee on Government Organization discussed SB 418 Tuesday before a vote. The bill is titled the West Virginia Monument ...
... New Mexico died quietly Tuesday at the Capitol, scotched because a vote on the initiative will not be taken in the state Senate Finance Committee. Sen. ... distributed statistics and growing rates of abused and neglected children in most counties represented by members of the Senate Finance Committee.
The Senate Finance Committee has endorsed an alternative to Medicaid expansion that would rely on a new hospital tax to pay for treating an additional 20,000 low-income people with mental illness, addiction or chronic disease, while boosting the state reimbursement of hospitals for caring for patients in ...
The conference committee consists of three members from each house. For the Senate will be Senate Finance Committee Chair John Arthur Smith, Vice Chair Carlos Cisneros and Ranking Member Steven Neville. For the House the members are House Appropriations and Finance Committee Chair Patty ...
And the Senate Finance Committee's version would ratchet up a few of the pay raises approved by the House. State police and corrections officers would see an 8.5 percent pay increase instead of 6.5 percent. The Martinez administration had argued the House budget did not do enough to address public ...
The Senate Finance Committee's version would ratchet up a few of the pay raises approved by the House. ... The Senate Finance Committee's budget also includes $10 million to make up for about $40 million cut from the savings accounts of public school districts around New Mexico last year to shore up ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Amid questions about cost, the Senate Finance Committee passed a bill that would establish a long-discussed intermediate appeals court. A few minutes later, the committee passed a resolution that would give the Legislature greater oversight of the judicial system's budget.
House representatives last week proposed he only get about $2.3 million. It's now the Senate Finance Committee's turn to either agree or amend the proposed amount. The committee chair is Sen. John Arthur Smith. His initial thoughts: "(Torrez has) benefited more. I've got other DAs saying, 'Why not me?
Senate Finance Committee Republicans used a rare White House meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to stress how trade affects the American economy — urging him to preserve NAFTA and, in turn, jobs in their districts. The closed-door meeting came after Senate Finance Chairman ...
They — as well as some Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee — don't want to see the fund diminish, particularly in light of the recent sharp drop in the stock market. Others believe the measure, as written now, does not clarify exactly what oversight, if any, the state will have over spending those ...
A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) to amend the Tennessee Constitution to ban the Hall income tax passed the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 9-2 this morning. Senate Joint Resolution 494 proposes additional language in Article II, Section 28 of ...
The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously Friday to delay implementation of Maryland's paid sick leave law. A coalition of business advocacy organizations has been lobbying the General Assembly to give business owners more time to comply with the law, which is set to get into effect on Feb. 11.
Senate Bill 17, otherwise known as the GRT tax bill cleared its last New Mexico Senate committee hearing Thursday evening. The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved the bill, clearing the way for a debate on the senate floor Saturday. If it passes that it enters the House.
The powerful chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee is questioning whether credit unions still deserve their tax-exempt status. “I am concerned that the credit union industry is evolving in ways that take many credit unions further from their original tax-exempt status,” Senate Finance ...
West Virginia's Senate Finance Committee, in a voice vote with no nays heard Wednesday evening, passed to the full Senate the free in-state community college bill backed by Republican Gov. Jim Justice and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson. The bill (Senate Bill 284) now heading to the ...
If approved by the full Senate, as expected, Furcolo, 56, will officially head the state Department of Revenue, the multi-faceted agency that oversees taxation, municipal finance, the state Lottery, the Division of Motor Vehicles and a staff of up to 530 employees. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With Rhode Island Gov.


 

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