Legislature(2009 - 2010)SENATE FINANCE 532

03/24/2010 09:00 AM FINANCE


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09:01:04 AM Start
09:04:02 AM HB302
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9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Juneau
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Kenai, Valdez,
Ketchikan, Kodiak, Seward, Matsu,
Glennallen, Tok
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Fairbanks
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Anchorage
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Sitka, Wrangell,
Petersburg, Homer, Dillingham, Cordova
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Bethel, Kotzebue,
Barrow, Nome, Delta Junction, Offnets
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                  SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                      
                       March 24, 2010                                                                                           
                          9:01 a.m.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:01:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hoffman   called  the  Senate   Finance  Committee                                                                    
meeting to order at 9:01 a.m.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Lyman Hoffman, Co-Chair                                                                                                 
Senator Bert Stedman, Co-Chair                                                                                                  
Senator Charlie Huggins, Vice-Chair                                                                                             
Senator Johnny Ellis                                                                                                            
Senator Dennis Egan                                                                                                             
Senator Donny Olson                                                                                                             
Senator Joe Thomas                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Mike  Peterson,  Self,  Fish and  Game  Advisory  Committee,                                                                    
Chair,  Juneau Douglas  Advisory  Committee, Juneau;  Brenda                                                                    
Hewitt,  Commissioner, Alaska  Public Broadcast  Commission,                                                                    
Juneau;  Joy Lyon,  Executive Director,  Association of  the                                                                    
Education of  Young Children,  Juneau; Nikki  Morris, Thread                                                                    
Childcare  Resource and  Referral, Family  Services, Juneau;                                                                    
Brendan Kiernan,  Chair &  Coordinator, Alaska  Native Youth                                                                    
Coalition,   Juneau;    Emily   Coate,    Special   Projects                                                                    
Coordinator,  National Education  of Young  Children, Juneau                                                                    
Partnership for  Families and Children, Juneau;  Sherri Wes,                                                                    
Self,  Juneau;  Thea  Howard, Self,  Juneau;  Sam  Trivette,                                                                    
Self,  Juneau; Gayle  Trivette,  Self,  Juneau; Chip  Thoma,                                                                    
Responsible Cruising  in Alaska;  Mandy O'Neal  Cole, Direct                                                                    
Services   Manager,  Aiding   Women   in   Abuse  and   Rape                                                                    
Emergencies,   (AWARE),   Juneau;   Carl   Rose,   Executive                                                                    
Director, AASB, Juneau;  Jeremy Gieser, Marketing, Gastineau                                                                    
Guiding Co.,  Juneau; Ben Brown,  Attorney, Baxter,  Bruce &                                                                    
Sullivan, Juneau;  Jake Metcalfe, Executive  Director, PSEA;                                                                    
Mary Ullman,  Recruiter, AmeriCorps, Juneau;  Darren Snyder,                                                                    
Agent,  UAF  Cooperative  Extension Service,  Juneau;  Linda                                                                    
Snow,  Board Member,  Southeast  Conference, Juneau;  Maxine                                                                    
Thompson,  Board  President,  SE  Conference;  Mark  Vinsel,                                                                    
Executive  Director,  United  Fishermen of  Alaska,  Juneau;                                                                    
George   Brown,    M.D.,   Pediatrician,    American   Heart                                                                    
Association,  Juneau;   Judy  Klein,  Self,   Juneau;  Peter                                                                    
Froehlich,   District   Court  Judge(retired),Partners   for                                                                    
Progress,   Juneau;   JoAnn  Lockwood,   Therapeutic   Court                                                                    
Graduate,  Juneau;  Peggy   Brown,  Executive  Director,  AK                                                                    
Network  on Domestic  Violence and  Sexual Assault,  Juneau;                                                                    
Doug  Wessen, School  Psychologist (retired),  Juneau School                                                                    
District,   Juneau;  Mary   Hakala,  Coordinator,   Science,                                                                    
Technology,  Engineering, and  Math  (STEM) Program,  Juneau                                                                    
Economic  Development  Council,   Juneau;  Albert  Rinehart,                                                                    
Director,  Head  Start,  Tlingit  and  Haida,  Juneau;  Carl                                                                    
Brown, Wing Jr. Commander, AK Wing CAP.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Ernest  Meloche  M.D.,   Ketchikan;  Jessica  Davila,  Self,                                                                    
Ketchikan;  Steve  Patton,  Self, Ketchikan;  Chuck  Slagle,                                                                    
Alaska Fish House, Ketchikan;  Tom Schultz, self, Ketchikan;                                                                    
Shelly Hughes,  Government Affairs Director,  Alaska Primary                                                                    
Care  Association,   MatSu;  Erick  Cordero,   Alaska  Legal                                                                    
Services, Palmer;  Mark Lackey, Catholic  Community Services                                                                    
(CCS)  Early  Learning-Head   Start;  James  Garhart,  Self,                                                                    
Wasilla;  Chelsea   Hicks,  Staff  Attorney,   Palmer;  John                                                                    
Cannon, Self, Wasilla; Kevin  Munson, MatSu Health Services,                                                                    
Wasilla; Rick  Byrnes, Self,  Wasilla; Jan  Carlson, Parents                                                                    
as  Teachers,  Copper  Center; Vickie  Tinker,  Coordinator,                                                                    
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Program; Nancy St. John-                                                                       
Smith,  Peninsula Community  Health Center;  Rowena Palomar,                                                                    
Executive   Director,  Valdez   Advocates  for   Victims  of                                                                    
Violence  (AVV);  Sarah  Gilmore, Valdez  AVV;  Alan  Sorum,                                                                    
Self, Valdez;  Rebecca Shields, Kodiak Women's  Resource and                                                                    
Crisis Center;  Colleen Newman, Kodiak Women's  Resource and                                                                    
Crisis Center; Virginia Glasheen,  Self, Kodiak; Debra King,                                                                    
self,   Kodiak;  Luke   Hopkins,   Mayor,  Fairbanks;   Andy                                                                    
Harrington,    Alaska   Legal    Services/Arctic   Alliance,                                                                    
Fairbanks;  Jeff  Drake,   Alaska  Summer  Research  Academy                                                                    
(ASRA),   Fairbanks;   Yelena    Peltcova,   Joel's   Place,                                                                    
Fairbanks;  David Atkinson,  UAF, Fairbanks;  John DeRuyter,                                                                    
AK  Psychology   Internship  Consortium,   Fairbanks;  David                                                                    
Atkinson,  UAF, Fairbanks;  Taber Rehbaum,  Arctic Alliance,                                                                    
Fairbanks; Cynthia  Quint, Interior  Alaska Center  for Non-                                                                    
Violent Living, Fairbanks;  Brenda Stanfill, Interior Alaska                                                                    
Center  for Non-Violent  Living,  Fairbanks; Gara  Bridwell,                                                                    
AEYC, Fairbanks;  Mike Kolasa, Executive  Director, Literacy                                                                    
Council  of  Alaska,  Fairbanks;  Cynthia  Henry,  Board  of                                                                    
Regents, UA,  Fairbanks; Jack  Wilbur, FNSB  Early Childhood                                                                    
Development  Commission,  Fairbanks; Pam  Webster,  Partners                                                                    
for  Progress, Fairbanks;  Kathryn Mosley,  Fairbanks; Larry                                                                    
J.  Mosley,  Jr.,   Fairbanks;  Kate  Pendleton,  Fairbanks;                                                                    
Tabitha  Quint,  Interior   Alaska  Center  for  Non-Violent                                                                    
Living, Fairbanks; Kara Carlson,  Interior Alaska Center for                                                                    
Non-Violent   Living,   Fairbanks;  Randy   Zaruke,   Alaska                                                                    
Trappers   Association,  Fairbanks;   Jeff  Tucker,   Alaska                                                                    
Municipal  League, Fairbanks;  Billy Brown,  Lifetime Member                                                                    
of  the  UAF  Alumni Association,  Fairbanks;  Emily  Ennis,                                                                    
Fairbanks  Resource   Agency,  Fairbanks;   Cheryl  Kilgore,                                                                    
Interior  Community  Health,  Fairbanks;  Deana  Glick,  UAA                                                                    
Honors  College, Anchorage;  Tom Rothe,  Self, Eagle  River;                                                                    
John  Hamilton,  Self,  Eagle  River;  Kathleen  Fitzgerald,                                                                    
Self, Anchorage;  Patrice Griffen, Director,  Rural Cap/Head                                                                    
Start; Kristin  Ramstad, Rural Cap/Head Start,  Eagle River;                                                                    
Debi Baldwin,  Rural Cap, Eagle River;  Chuck Barber, Alaska                                                                    
Native Tribal  Health Consortium (ANTHC), Eagle  River; Duke                                                                    
Circle, State  Coordinator, Anchorage; Suzi  Pearson, Abused                                                                    
Women Aid in Crisis  (AWAC), Anchorage; Sarah Scanlan, Rural                                                                    
Cap,  Anchorage;  Robert  Capuozzo, Self,  Anchorage;  Karen                                                                    
Benning, Self,  Anchorage; Susan Anderson,  Best Beginnings,                                                                    
Anchorage; Amanda  Metivier, Facing  Foster Care  in Alaska,                                                                    
Anchorage; Lauren  Rice, Covenant House Alaska;  Cody Chipp,                                                                    
UAF  UAA  Psychology  PH.D.  program;  Ruth  Zuniga  UAF-UAA                                                                    
Psychology PH.D.  program; Jaedon Avery,  UAF-UAA Psychology                                                                    
PH.D  program; Melinda  Myers,  Best Beginnings,  Anchorage;                                                                    
Representative  Norm Rokeberg,  Anchorage; Jim  Ward, Alaska                                                                    
Craftsman Home Program (ACHP),  Anchorage; Ray Pastorino, AK                                                                    
Family   Medicine  Residency   Program;   Dan  Hull,   Self,                                                                    
Anchorage;  Cathie Clements,  Rural Cap,  Anchorage; Michael                                                                    
Ecker,  Susan Musante;  Travis Hedwig,  Project Coordinator,                                                                    
Stone  Soup Group;  Renee Layland,  Self, Stone  Soup Group;                                                                    
Dirk  Shumaker,  Kids  Corps Inc,  Anchorage;  John  Zasada,                                                                    
Anchorage Neighborhood  Health Clinic,  Anchorage; Stephanie                                                                    
Berglund,   Self,   Anchorage;    Candace   Winkler,   Self,                                                                    
Anchorage;  Ellen  Kazary,  Rural  Alaska  Community  Action                                                                    
Program,  Anchorage; Emily  Nenon,  American Cancer  Society                                                                    
Cancer  Action  Network,  Anchorage; Bob  Waldrop,  BB-RSDD,                                                                    
Anchorage; Al  Dwyer, Mayor, City of  Petersburg; John Hoag,                                                                    
Attorney,   Petersburg;    Skip   Hallingstad,   AmeriCorps,                                                                    
Petersburg;   Rick  Dormer,   Petersburg  School   District,                                                                    
Petersburg;   Gerry  Merrigan,   Self,  Petersburg;   Dorrie                                                                    
Farrell,  Self,  Sitka;  Frank Sutton,  SEARHC,  Sitka;  Dan                                                                    
Falvey,  Self, Sitka;  Dan Etolin,  Sitka; Sheri  Feinstein,                                                                    
Sitkans  Against  Family  Violence SAFV,  Sitka;  Dan  Lush,                                                                    
South  Peninsula  Haven  House, Homer;  Glen  Seaman,  Self,                                                                    
Homer;  Lolita  Brache,  Teacher,  Homer;  Kelsey  Jacobsen,                                                                    
AmeriCorps,  Sitka;  Gail Young,  SEARHC  Neurodevelopmental                                                                    
program,  Sitka; Tracy  Hillhouse Price,  AmeriCorps, Sitka;                                                                    
Linda  Behnkin,  Alaska   Longline  Fisherman's  Association                                                                    
(ALFA), Sitka;  Brian McNitt, Board President,  SAFV, Sitka;                                                                    
Faith  Lee,  Serve  Sitka,   Sitka;  Brenda  Akelkok,  Self,                                                                    
Dillingham;  Annie  Shade,  Head  Start,  Dillingham;  Fritz                                                                    
Johnson, BBEDC,  Self, Dillingham; Mikki Ennis,  Bristol Bay                                                                    
Area   Health   Corporation  (BBAHC),   Dillingham;   Rhonda                                                                    
Griffith, BBAHC, Dillingham;  Ginger Baim, SAFE, Dillingham;                                                                    
Bill  Rodawalt, Friends  of  KDLG  Radio, Dillingham;  Susan                                                                    
Flensburg,   Bristol   Bay    Native   Association   (BBNA),                                                                    
Dillingham;  Rose Loera,  BBAHC, Dillingham;  Robert Beedle,                                                                    
Self,  Cordova; Nicole  Songer, Executive  Director, Cordova                                                                    
Family  Resource  Center,  Cordova; Pete  Hoepfner,  Cordova                                                                    
Family Resource  Center, Cordova; Eric Lian,  Self, Cordova;                                                                    
Rochelle van  den Broek, Cordova District  Fishermen United,                                                                    
Cordova; Beth Poole, Copper  River Marketing, Cordova; Allen                                                                    
Marquette, PWS Science  Center, Cordova; Donna Brockschnidt,                                                                    
RuralCap,  Savoogna; Leslie  Jones,  Self, Yakutat;  Barbara                                                                    
Svarny-Carlson,  Executive Director,  Friends of  the Alaska                                                                    
Coastal   Wildlife   Refuge,  Anchorage;   Denise   Mathena,                                                                    
Hydaberg, Teachers  Program; Sonia  Handforth-Kom, President                                                                    
Alaska  Primary Care  Association,  Unalaska; John  Conwell,                                                                    
Superintendent,   Unalaska  School   District;  Bob   Claus,                                                                    
Unalaska;  Shane Welch,  Yukon Kuskokwim  Health Conference;                                                                    
Kurt Kuhne,  Peoples Learning Center, Bethel;  Maxie Alexie,                                                                    
Bethel;  Cindy Andrecheck,  Bethel; Michelle  Dewitt, Tundra                                                                    
Women's  Program,  Bethel;  Louisa Riley,  Arctic  Women  In                                                                    
Crisis,  Barrow,  Barrow;  Cheryl  Humme,  Arctic  Women  In                                                                    
Crisis,  Barrow; Elaine  Rittgers, Arctic  Women In  Crisis,                                                                    
Barrow;  Alice  Neakook,   KBRW,  Barrow;  Beverly  Patkotak                                                                    
Grinage, Hisagvik College,  Barrow; Maureen Nolan, Kotzebue;                                                                    
Eric  Osborne, Nome;  Charlie  Lean,  Norton Sound  Economic                                                                    
Development  Corporation, Nome;  Doug Walrath,  Northwestern                                                                    
Alaska Career  and Technical Center, Nome;  Lynette Schmidt,                                                                    
ASRA, Nome;  Rose Fosdick,  Kawerak, Nome;  Margaret Thomas,                                                                    
Nome;  Janet  Ahmausuk,  Bering  Sea  Women's  Group,  Nome;                                                                    
Jeanette Lya, Savoogna; Teresa  Pingayak, Chevak, Rural Cap;                                                                    
Edward Adams,  Nunamlqua; Dawn Grossman, Serve  Alaska Delta                                                                    
Junction;  Marjourie   Strauff,  Kangiganak;   Frank  Kelty,                                                                    
Unalaska; Miriam Dillard,  Bethel; Sunny Radebaugh, Wasilla;                                                                    
Karen  Foster,  Anchorage;  Nicki  Shelton,  Hoonah;  Sharon                                                                    
Williams,  Naposkak;  Annie  Lou Williams,  Kalskag;  Robert                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
             MIKE PETERSON,  Testified on  proposed cut  in the  Fish                                                           
             SELF, FISH AND  and Game  Travel Budget.  He listed  the                                                           
             GAME  ADVISORY  various  areas   of   the  state   where                                                           
             COMMITTEE,      volunteers need to travel from. He                                                                 
             CHAIR,  JUNEAU  expressed concern that  the cuts to  the                                                           
             DOUGLAS         budget could cause the number of                                                                   
             ADVISORY        volunteers and biologists to have a                                                                
             COMMITTEE,      difficult time working within the                                                                  
             JUNEAU,         state.                                                                                           
9:06:4 AM                                                                                                                     
             BRENDA HEWITT,  Thanked the committee the bringing  back                                                           
             COMMISSIONER,   the  incremental   funding  for   public                                                           
             ALASKA PUBLIC broadcasting.                                                                                      
             BROADCAST                                                                                                          
             COMMISSION,                                                                                                        
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
9:07:1 AM                                                                                                                     
             JOY      LYON, Thanked the committee for supporting                                                                
                                                                                                                                
             EXECUTIVE       early childhood education programs with                                                            
             DIRECTOR,       increased funding. She specifically                                                                
             ASSOCIATION OF cited the Best Beginnings program.                                                                
             THE EDUCATION                                                                                                      
             OF       YOUNG                                                                                                     
             CHILDREN,                                                                                                          
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
9:09:6 AM                                                                                                                     
             NIKKI  MORRIS,  Spoke for  the need for  an increase  in                                                           
             THREAD          the eligibility rate for childcare                                                                 
             CHILDCARE       assistance. Five families are turned                                                             
             RESOURCE   AND  away  for   childcare  assistance   each                                                           
             REFERRAL,       month because they do not meet the                                                                 
             FAMILY          eligibility requirements. Often these                                                              
             SERVICES,       families are over the limit by a very                                                              
             JUNEAU,         minimum number.                                                                                  
9:11:2 AM                                                                                                                     
             BRENDAN         Spoke on the issue of suicide and                                                                  
             KIERNAN, CHAIR  suicide  prevention. He  listed  several                                                           
             & COORDINATOR,  of the  ways in  which communities  have                                                           
             ALASKA  NATIVE  benefited from  his skills with  suicide                                                           
             YOUTH           prevention. He urged the creation of a                                                             
             COALITION,      program that would assist Alaska Native                                                            
             JUNEAU,         Children in particular with suicide                                                                
                             prevention. Senator Ellis asked if the                                                             
                             proposal was new. Mr. Kiernan replied                                                              
                             yes.                                                                                             
9:15:0 AM                                                                                                                     
             EMILY   COATE,  Testified in support of funding  for the                                                           
             SPECIAL         Best Beginnings Program.                                                                         
             PROJECTS                                                                                                           
             COORDINATOR,                                                                                                       
             NATIONAL                                                                                                           
             EDUCATION   OF                                                                                                     
             YOUNG                                                                                                              
             CHILDREN,                                                                                                          
             JUNEAU                                                                                                             
             PARTNERSHIP                                                                                                        
             FOR   FAMILIES                                                                                                     
             AND CHILDREN,                                                                                                      
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
9:16:9 AM                                                                                                                     
             ]Joe   Parish,  Urged  funding  for  AmeriCorps,   Serve                                                           
             Executive       Alaska Youth Corps, Alaska Service                                                                 
             Director,       Corps,    Young    Alaskans     Building                                                           
             Southeast       Affordable   Housing   and   SAGA.    He                                                           
             Alaska          presented a prepared testimony.                                                                  
             Guidance                                                                                                           
             Association,                                                                                                       
             (SAGA),                                                                                                            
             Juneau{                                                                                                            
9:18:9 AM                                                                                                                     
             SHERRI    WES,  Thanked  that   committee  for   funding                                                           
             SELF, JUNEAU,   services  for   children  and   families                                                           
                             struggling with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.                                                          
9:20:7 AM                                                                                                                     
             THEA   HOWARD,  Thanked  the  committee  for   increased                                                           
             SELF, JUNEAU,   funding for programs dealing with  Fetal                                                           
                             Alcohol Syndrome.                                                                                
9:21:3 AM                                                                                                                     
             SAM  TRIVETTE,  Spoke in support  of the efforts of  the                                                           
             SELF, JUNEAU,   Suicide  Prevention Council.  He  listed                                                           
                             the various ways the council aides                                                                 
                             those affected by suicide. He urged                                                              
                             support for request of $200,000.                                                                 
9:24:2 AM                                                                                                                     
             GAYLE           Urged   support    for   the    $200,000                                                           
             TRIVETTE,       requested   for    suicide    prevention                                                           
             SELF, JUNEAU,   training  and  programs  throughout  the                                                           
                             state.                                                                                           
9:26:2 AM                                                                                                                     
             CHIP    THOMA,  He spoke  in  opposition to  subsidizing                                                           
             RESPONSIBLE     the Alaska Travel Industry Association                                                             
             CRUISING    IN  (ATIA).  He  opined  that  cutting   the                                                           
             ALASKA,         cruise head tax would prove disastrous                                                             
                             for the state.                                                                                   
9:28:4 AM                                                                                                                     
             MANDY   O'NEAL  Thanked  the  committee  for   increased                                                           
             COLE,   DIRECT  funding   for  domestic   violence   and                                                           
             SERVICES        sexual assault services. She urged                                                                 
             MANAGER,        support for increased funding for                                                                  
             AIDING   WOMEN  prevention. She spoke of programs  AWARE                                                           
             IN  ABUSE  AND  established  increasing  prevention   of                                                           
             RAPE            domestic violence and sexual assault.                                                              
             EMERGENCIES,    She  urged  support  for  the   pro-bono                                                           
             (AWARE),        program, which is necessary to help                                                                
             JUNEAU,         women and children in domestic violence                                                            
                        situations.                                                                                           
9:32:4 AM                                                                                                                     
             ]Abby Hensley,  Testified  on  the  benefits  of   Early                                                           
             Executive       Childhood Partnerships and Imagination                                                             
             Director, Best  Libraries in Alaska. She encouraged  the                                                           
             Beginnings,     $600,000 requested in the Senate and                                                               
             Juneau{         $200,000 requested in the House. She                                                               
                             detailed the ways in which the                                                                     
                             partnership programs had benefited                                                                 
                             communities throughout the state.                                                                
9:35:5 AM                                                                                                                     
             CARL     ROSE, Thanked the committee for funding                                                                   
             EXECUTIVE       public K-12 education programs. He                                                                 
             DIRECTOR,       spoke of HB 317, which would provide                                                               
             AASB, JUNEAU,   three  years of  funding  for  education                                                           
                             programs.                                                                                        
9:37:4 AM                                                                                                                     
             JEREMY GIESER,  Spoke for  funding support  for the  Sea                                                           
             MARKETING,      Grant Marine Advisory Program. He                                                                  
             GASTINEAU       detailed the way in which the program                                                              
             GUIDING   CO.,  aides in the education of people  of the                                                           
        JUNEAU,         Alaska Marine environment.                                                                            
9:40:1 AM                                                                                                                     
             BEN     BROWN, Spoke in support of the pro-bono                                                                    
             ATTORNEY,       program   for   victims   of    domestic                                                           
             BAXTER,  BRUCE  violence and  sexual  assault. He  urged                                                           
             &    SULLIVAN, taking steps in prevention as well.                                                               
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
9:41:7 AM                                                                                                                     
             JAKE METCALFE,  Urged   support  for   four   additional                                                           
             EXECUTIVE       oversight troopers in the budget. He                                                             
             DIRECTOR,       stressed that with the addition of                                                                 
             PSEA,           Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO)                                                               
                             staff,  the   oversight  troopers   were                                                           
                             necessary.  The oversight  is  necessary                                                           
                             to assure  that  cases are  investigated                                                           
                             properly.                                                                                        
9:44:3 AM                                                                                                                     
             MARY   ULLMAN,  Testified   in  support   of   increased                                                           
             RECRUITER,      funding for AmeriCorps. She stressed                                                               
             AMERICORPS,     that the program is particularly                                                                   
       JUNEAU,         beneficial to at-risk youth.                                                                           
9:45:9 AM                                                                                                                     
             DARREN SNYDER,  Urged  support  for  university  funding                                                           
             AGENT,     UAF for collaborative programs to develop                                                               
             COOPERATIVE     strong communities through the youth.                                                              
             EXTENSION       He urged support for the Marine                                                                    
             SERVICE,        Advisory Program.                                                                                
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
9:48:4 AM                                                                                                                     
             LINDA    SNOW,  Testified in support of assured  funding                                                           
             BOARD  MEMBER,  for local  governments. She cited  rural                                                           
             SOUTHEAST       governments and requested funding three                                                            
             CONFERENCE,     positions.                                                                                       
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
9:50:9 AM                                                                                                                     
             MAXINE          Urged support for funding government                                                               
             THOMPSON,       counsel in rural communities. She                                                                  
             BOARD           expressed concern that some government                                                             
             PRESIDENT,  SE  processes were  degrading  at the  local                                                           
             CONFERENCE,     level in rural  communities. She gave  a                                                           
                             personal story of a botched election in                                                            
                             her community. She urged funding for                                                               
                             the three positions                                                                              
9:53:6 AM                                                                                                                     
             MARK   VINSEL,  Urged support for funding of  the Marine                                                           
             EXECUTIVE       Advisory Program. He listed the various                                                            
             DIRECTOR,       ways in which the program benefits the                                                             
             UNITED          fishing industry, both private and                                                                 
             FISHERMEN   OF commercial, throughout the state.                                                                 
             ALASKA,                                                                                                            
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
9:55:8 AM                                                                                                                     
             GEORGE  BROWN,  Testified to  the importance of  funding                                                           
             M.D.,           the Alaska Childhood Obesity Prevention                                                            
             PEDIATRICIAN,   Initiative. He offered a handout  to the                                                           
             AMERICAN HEART  committee. He  offered  examples of  his                                                           
             ASSOCIATION,    experience with  obesity related  health                                                           
             JUNEAU,         issues as a pediatrician.                                                                        
9:57:3 AM                                                                                                                     
             JUDY    KLEIN,  Thanked the committee for support  of 4-                                                           
             SELF, JUNEAU,   H programs.  Through programs like  4-H,                                                           
                             children in Alaska learn various useful                                                            
                             skills.                                                                                          
9:59:5 AM                                                                                                                     
             Andi    Story,  Thanked    the   committee    for    the                                                           
             Vice            increased,     multi-year     foundation                                                           
             President,      funding. She said that the PERS and                                                                
             Juneau  School  TERS  programs   benefit  school   board                                                           
             Board, Juneau{  members    greatly.   She    urged    an                                                           
                             investment in early learning programs.                                                           
10:0207 AM                                                                                                                    
             PETER           Testified in support of the 200,000                                                                
             FROEHLICH,      budget increment to Partners for                                                                   
         DISTRICT COURT Therapeutic Court Support.                                                                            
             JUDGE(RETIRED)                                                                                                     
             ,PARTNERS FOR                                                                                                      
             PROGRESS,                                                                                                          
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
10:0434 AM                                                                                                                    
             JOANN           Testified in support of the budget                                                                 
             LOCKWOOD,       increment request for therapeutic court                                                            
             THERAPEUTIC     programs and Partners for Progress.                                                              
             COURT                                                                                                              
             GRADUATE,                                                                                                          
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
10:0627 AM                                                                                                                    
             PEGGY   BROWN,  Expressed appreciation for the  $200,000                                                           
             EXECUTIVE       increment for domestic violence and                                                                
             DIRECTOR,   AK  sexual  assault   programs.  She   urged                                                           
             NETWORK     ON support for continued funding for                                                                   
             DOMESTIC        domestic violence and sexual assault                                                               
             VIOLENCE   AND  pro-bono  and prevention  programs.  She                                                           
             SEXUAL          opined that the resources could be used                                                            
             ASSAULT,        efficiently      through      prevention                                                           
             JUNEAU,         programs.                                                                                        
10:0955 AM                                                                                                                    
             DOUG   WESSEN,  Urged  support  for  funding  for  those                                                           
             SCHOOL          affected by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.                                                              
             PSYCHOLOGIST                                                                                                       
             (RETIRED),                                                                                                         
             JUNEAU SCHOOL                                                                                                      
             DISTRICT,                                                                                                          
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
10:1101 AM                                                                                                                    
             MARY   HAKALA,  Urged support  for full  funding of  the                                                           
             COORDINATOR,    University request  in  the budget.  She                                                           
             SCIENCE,        spoke in support of the Alaska Summer                                                              
             TECHNOLOGY,     Research Academy Department of Defense                                                             
             ENGINEERING,    grant funding in  the Senate version  of                                                           
             AND       MATH the University of Alaska Southeast                                                                  
             (STEM)          (UAS) budget.                                                                                    
             PROGRAM,                                                                                                           
             JUNEAU                                                                                                             
             ECONOMIC                                                                                                           
             DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                        
             COUNCIL,                                                                                                           
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                          
10:1246 AM                                                                                                                    
             ]Shirley        Urged support for continued funding for                                                            
             Maquadt,        the Marine Advisory Program through                                                                
             Mayor, City of full funding of the university request.                                                           
             Unalaska,                                                                                                          
             Juneau{                                                                                                            
10:1427 AM                                                                                                                    
             ALBERT          Thanked the committee for support for                                                              
             RINEHART,       Best Beginnings and suicide prevention                                                             
             DIRECTOR, HEAD programs.                                                                                         
             START, TLINGIT                                                                                                     
             AND     HAIDA,                                                                                                     
             JUNEAU,                                                                                                            
10:1545 AM                                                                                                                    
             AT EASE                                                                                                          
10:1725 AM                                                                                                                    
             RECONVENE                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
10:1753 AM                                                                                                                    
             KETCHIKAN                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                              
10:1805 AM                                                                                                                    
             ERNEST MELOCHE  Spoke in  favor of  the Marine  Advisory                                                           
             M.D.,           Program (MAP).                                                                                   
             KETCHIKAN (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:1958 AM                                                                                                                    
             JESSICA         Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             DAVILA, SELF, MAP.                                                                                               
             KETCHIKAN (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:2125 AM                                                                                                                    
             STEVE  PATTON,  Spoke  in favor  of funding  for  public                                                           
             SELF,           broadcasting.                                                                                    
             KETCHIKAN (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:2213 AM                                                                                                                    
             CHUCK  SLAGLE,  Spoke in  support for  funding for  MAP.                                                           
             ALASKA    FISH  He  noted  that  effect  on  tourism  of                                                           
        HOUSE,          education provided by MAP.                                                                            
             KETCHIKAN (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:2419 AM                                                                                                                    
             TOM   SCHULTZ,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             SELF,           domestic violence and sexual assault.                                                            
             KETCHIKAN (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:2706 AM                                                                                                                    
             MATSU                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                              
10:2720 AM                                                                                                                    
             SHELLY HUGHES,  Spoke  in support  of  community  health                                                           
             GOVERNMENT      centers. The centers provide both                                                                
             AFFAIRS         mental and dental health care services.                                                          
             DIRECTOR,                                                                                                          
             ALASKA PRIMARY                                                                                                     
             CARE                                                                                                               
             ASSOCIATION,                                                                                                       
             MATSU     (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:3038 AM                                                                                                                    
             ERICK CORDERO,  Spoke   in  support   of   funding   for                                                           
             ALASKA   LEGAL  domestic  violence and  sexual  assault.                                                           
             SERVICES,       He stated that Alaska Legal Services                                                               
             PALMER    (via  funding is crucial to pro-bono  care for                                                           
             teleconferencethose in need.                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:3249 AM                                                                                                                    
             MARK   LACKEY,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             CATHOLIC        early childhood education. He pointed                                                              
             COMMUNITY       out that a fraction of children are                                                                
             SERVICES (CCS)  served by  funding  for early  childhood                                                           
             EARLY           education and the remainder are placed                                                             
             LEARNING-HEAD   on long wait lists.                                                                                
             START     (via                                                                                                   
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:3618 AM                                                                                                                    
             JAMES GARHART,  Testified  in   support  of  a   forward                                                           
             SELF,  WASILLA  funded state budget. He opined  that the                                                           
             (via            change would prevent large deficits. He                                                            
             teleconferencerecommended      a    strong    plan    in                                                           
             ),              preparation for low oil prices.                                                                  
10:3901 AM                                                                                                                    
             Senator         Stated that he would return the answer                                                             
             Huggins         from a previous town hall meeting.                                                               
10:3919 AM                                                                                                                    
             CHELSEA HICKS,  Thanked the  committee  for an  increase                                                           
             STAFF           in funding for legal services. She                                                                 
             ATTORNEY,       explained that a portion of clients are                                                            
             PALMER    (via  considered middle class  and come to  AK                                                           
             teleconferencelegal    services for  help  because  they                                                           
             ),              have lost their homes.                                                                           
10:4046 AM                                                                                                                    
             Senator         Thanked Ms. Hicks for her work in the                                                              
        Huggins         area of loan foreclosures.                                                                            
10:4104 AM                                                                                                                    
             JOHN   CANNON,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             SELF,  WASILLA  intensive support of services for  those                                                           
             (via            with     traumatic     brain     injury,                                                           
             teleconferencedevelopmental        disabilities,      or                                                           
             ),              Alzheimer's disease.                                                                             
10:4333 AM                                                                                                                    
             KEVIN  MUNSON,  Testified in  support  of the  testimony                                                           
             MATSU   HEALTH  given  by Shelly  Hughes  and  community                                                           
             SERVICES,       health centers. He spoke to the                                                                  
             WASILLA   (via  benefits  of the  services  provided  by                                                           
             teleconferencethe     $2   million   dollars   requested                                                           
             ),              increase.                                                                                        
10:4509 AM                                                                                                                    
             Senator         Asked how many health centers exist in                                                             
             Huggins         Alaska.                                                                                          
10:4517 AM                                                                                                                    
             Mr. Munson      Responded that 142 local community                                                                 
                             health   center    clinics    throughout                                                           
                             Alaska.                                                                                          
10:4524 AM                                                                                                                    
             RICK   BYRNES,  Spoke in support  of funding for  Alaska                                                           
             SELF,  WASILLA  Legal Services.  He stated that  funding                                                           
             (via            will aid those suffering from domestic                                                             
             teleconferenceviolence.                                                                                          
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:4641 AM                                                                                                                    
             JAN   CARLSON,  Spoke in favor  of the program known  as                                                           
             PARENTS     AS Parents as Teachers. She mentioned the                                                              
             TEACHERS,       services   provided    including    home                                                           
             COPPER  CENTER  visiting.  She  noted  that  delays  are                                                           
             (via            discovered   in   the   home    visiting                                                           
             teleconferenceprocess.                                                                                           
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:4917 AM                                                                                                                    
             VICKIE TINKER,  Spoke in  support of  funding for  Fetal                                                           
             COORDINATOR,    Alcohol Spectrum  Disorders Program.  He                                                           
             FETAL  ALCOHOL  spoke in favor of funding  for substance                                                           
             SPECTRUM        abuse treatment for pregnant women.                                                              
             DISORDERS                                                                                                          
             PROGRAM   (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:5046 AM                                                                                                                    
             NANCY      ST. Spoke in favor of community health                                                                  
             JOHN-SMITH,     centers. She stated that the demands                                                               
             PENINSULA       are great and the request of $2 million                                                            
             COMMUNITY       would be greatly appreciated.                                                                    
             HEALTH CENTER                                                                                                      
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:5244 AM                                                                                                                    
             ROWENA          Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             PALOMAR,        domestic violence and sexual assault.                                                              
             EXECUTIVE       She noted that victims are provided                                                                
             DIRECTOR,       shelter with the support of the                                                                    
             VALDEZ          program.   She    recommended    primary                                                           
             ADVOCATES FOR prevention.                                                                                        
             VICTIMS     OF                                                                                                     
             VIOLENCE (AVV)                                                                                                     
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                               
10:5423 AM                                                                                                                    
             SARAH GILMORE,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             VALDEZ     AVV victim's services.                                                                                
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:5502 AM                                                                                                                    
             ALAN    SORUM,  Testified   in  support   of   MAP.   He                                                           
             SELF,   VALDEZ  explained that MAP provides  information                                                           
             (via            used in a practical sense. He published                                                            
             teleconferencea   book with the use of  information from                                                           
             ),              MAP.                                                                                             
10:5707 AM                                                                                                                    
             REBECCA         Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             SHIELDS,        domestic violence and sexual assault.                                                              
             KODIAK WOMEN'S  She  spoke in  support of  Alaska  Legal                                                           
             RESOURCE   AND  Services. Legal services are  imperative                                                           
             CRISIS CENTER for the victims.                                                                                   
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
10:5852 AM                                                                                                                    
             COLLEEN         Spoke in support of funding for                                                                    
             NEWMAN, KODIAK  domestic  violence and  sexual  assault.                                                           
             WOMEN'S         She spoke in support of Alaska Legal                                                               
             RESOURCE   AND Services.                                                                                         
             CRISIS CENTER                                                                                                      
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
11:0002 AM                                                                                                                    
             VIRGINIA        Testified in support of funding for the                                                            
             GLASHEEN,       initiative for the developmentally                                                                 
             SELF,   KODIAK  disabled.  She  expressed   appreciation                                                           
        (via            for the measure of support.                                                                           
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
11:0112 AM                                                                                                                    
             DEBRA    KING,  Testified in support  of MAP. She  noted                                                           
             SELF,   KODIAK  that grant  funding is  crucial for  the                                                           
             (via            coastal communities.                                                                             
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
11:0320 AM                                                                                                                    
             RECESSED                                                                                                         
1:32:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             RECONVENED                                                                                                       
             FAIRBANKS                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                              
1:34:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             LUKE  HOPKINS,  Expressed appreciation  for the  funding                                                           
             MAYOR,          increase for the University of Alaska                                                              
             FAIRBANKS (via  (UA) programs. He requested support  for                                                           
             teleconferencethe    Human Services  community  matching                                                           
             ),              grant, which would be matched at 30                                                              
                             percent. He thanked the committee for                                                              
                             revenue sharing.                                                                                 
1:36:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             ANDY            Spoke in support of funding for three                                                              
             HARRINGTON,     programs: Alaska Legal Services, Human                                                             
             ALASKA   LEGAL  Services  Matching  Grant  Program,  and                                                           
             SERVICES/ARCTIDomestic Shelter Funding.                                                                            
             C    ALLIANCE,                                                                                                     
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                   
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:38:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             JEFF    DRAKE,  Thanked the  committee  for funding  for                                                           
             ALASKA  SUMMER  Alaska Summer  Research Association.  He                                                           
             RESEARCH        described the growth of his program and                                                            
             ACADEMY         the services it provides.                                                                        
             (ASRA),                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:40:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             YELENA          Described her job as a recruiter for                                                               
             PELTCOVA,       summer employment with AmeriCorps.                                                               
             JOEL'S  PLACE,                                                                                                     
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:42:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             DAVID           Expressed appreciation for funding for                                                             
             ATKINSON, UAF, the Suicide Prevention Council.                                                                   
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:44:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             JOHN DERUYTER,  Thanked the  committee  for funding  for                                                           
             AK  PSYCHOLOGY  the   Alaska    Psychology    Internship                                                           
             INTERNSHIP      Consortium. He appreciated the support                                                             
             CONSORTIUM,     and    sponsorship    of     legislation                                                           
             FAIRBANKS (via regarding      the      licensing      of                                                           
         teleconferencepsychologists in the state.                                                                            
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:46:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             DAVID           Spoke strongly in favor of funding the                                                             
             ATKINSON, UAF, Marine Advisory Program.                                                                          
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:48:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             TABER REHBAUM,  Thanked   the  committee   for   funding                                                           
             ARCTIC          grants for including an increase to the                                                            
             ALLIANCE,       human services community matching grant                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via in the proposed budget.                                                                           
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                               
1:50:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             CYNTHIA QUINT,  Thanked the  committee  for funding  the                                                           
             INTERIOR        Center for Non-Violent Living.                                                                   
             ALASKA CENTER                                                                                                      
             FOR       NON-                                                                                                     
             VIOLENT                                                                                                            
             LIVING,                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:50:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             BRENDA          Voiced appreciation for funding of                                                                 
             STANFILL,       domestic violence prevention programs.                                                           
             INTERIOR                                                                                                           
             ALASKA CENTER                                                                                                      
             FOR       NON-                                                                                                     
             VIOLENT                                                                                                            
             LIVING,                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:53:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             GARA BRIDWELL,  Appreciated  funding   for  child   care                                                           
             AEYC,           services and Best Beginnings. She                                                                  
             FAIRBANKS (via  requested  support   for  an   increased                                                           
             teleconferenceincome    eligibility  rate  for  families                                                           
             ),              receiving assistance.                                                                            
1:54:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             MIKE   KOLASA,  Urged continued  support  for the  human                                                           
             EXECUTIVE       services community matching grant. The                                                             
             DIRECTOR,       funds are essential and efficient to                                                               
             LITERACY        the human services work performed by                                                               
             COUNCIL     OF non profit organizations in Fairbanks.                                                            
             ALASKA,                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:55:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             CYNTHIA HENRY,  Spoke  in appreciation  of  the  funding                                                           
             BOARD       OF and support for the University of                                                                   
             REGENTS,   UA,  Alaska. She  assured the committee  that                                                           
             FAIRBANKS (via  the   regents    value   the    regional                                                           
             teleconferencecampuses.                                                                                          
             ),                                                                                                                 
1:57:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             Senator Thomas  Thanked Ms. Henry for her hard work.                                                             
1:57:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             JACK   WILBUR,  Described his program and shared  goals.                                                           
             FNSB     EARLY He thanked the committee for funding                                                                
             CHILDHOOD       his program.                                                                                     
             DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                        
             COMMISSION,                                                                                                        
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                               
1:59:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             Senator Thomas  Thanked Mr. Wilbur for his efforts.                                                              
1:59:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             PAM   WEBSTER,  Spoke   in  support   of   funding   for                                                           
             PARTNERS   FOR  Therapeutic Courts.  She explained  that                                                           
             PROGRESS,       the support services of Partners for                                                               
             FAIRBANKS (via  Progress are  essential  to the  success                                                           
             teleconferenceof     Alaska's  system   of   Therapeutic                                                           
             ),              Courts.                                                                                          
2:01:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             Senator Thomas  Thanked Ms. Webster.                                                                             
2:01:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             KATHRYN         Requested support for the Interior                                                                 
             MOSLEY,         Distance Education of Alaska (IDEA)                                                                
             FAIRBANKS (via Program.                                                                                          
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:02:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             LARRY       J. Spoke in support of education funding                                                               
             MOSLEY,   JR., for the Summer Research Program.                                                                  
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:03:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             KATE            Voiced support for the Alaska Summer                                                               
             PENDLETON,      Research Academy.                                                                                
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:04:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             TABITHA QUINT,  Shared   her    story   and    expressed                                                           
             INTERIOR        gratitude for the Alaska Center for                                                                
             ALASKA CENTER Non-Violent Living.                                                                                
             FOR       NON-                                                                                                     
             VIOLENT                                                                                                            
             LIVING,                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:05:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             KARA  CARLSON,  Spoke in favor of continued  funding for                                                           
        INTERIOR        the Interior Alaska Center.                                                                           
             ALASKA CENTER                                                                                                      
             FOR       NON-                                                                                                     
             VIOLENT                                                                                                            
             LIVING,                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:06:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             RANDY  ZARUKE,  Spoke in  support  of continued  funding                                                           
             ALASKA          for the Marine Advisory Program.                                                                 
             TRAPPERS                                                                                                           
             ASSOCIATION,                                                                                                       
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                               
2:07:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             JEFF   TUCKER,  Thanked the  committee for  work on  the                                                           
             ALASKA          funding issues regarding the Alaska                                                                
             MUNICIPAL       Land Mobile Radio System.                                                                        
             LEAGUE,                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:08:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             BILLY   BROWN,  Voiced  support for  the  Alaska  Summer                                                           
             LIFETIME        Research Academy.                                                                                
             MEMBER  OF THE                                                                                                     
             UAF     ALUMNI                                                                                                     
             ASSOCIATION,                                                                                                       
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:09:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             EMILY   ENNIS,  Thanked   the  committee   for   funding                                                           
             FAIRBANKS       supporting those with developmental                                                                
             RESOURCE        disabilities. She shared a personal                                                                
             AGENCY,         story.                                                                                           
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:11:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             CHERYL          Requested support for community health                                                             
             KILGORE,        centers across the state, and for the                                                              
             INTERIOR        Health and Human Services matching                                                                 
             COMMUNITY       block grant.                                                                                     
             HEALTH,                                                                                                            
             FAIRBANKS (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:13:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             AT-EASE                                                                                                          
2:17:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             CARL    BROWN,  Testified in  support  of the  requested                                                           
             WING       JR. increase for civil patrol. He noted                                                                 
             COMMANDER,  AK  that support is provided to  other state                                                           
             WING CAP,       entities. He explained the request and                                                             
                             noted that the current budget is                                                                   
                             limited.                                                                                         
2:22:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             DEANA   GLICK,  Supported   funding   for   the   honors                                                           
             UAA     HONORS college at the University of Alaska.                                                                
             COLLEGE,        She   shared    a   story   about    her                                                           
             ANCHORAGE (via  educational pursuits  and advantages  as                                                         
             teleconferencea result of the honors college.                                                                    
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:24:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             TOM     ROTHE, Testified in support of additional                                                                  
             SELF,    EAGLE  funding for the  Department of Fish  and                                                           
             RIVER     (via Game for state refuge clean-up. He                                                                  
             teleconferencementioned   the  vandalism  that leads  to                                                           
             ),              hazards and destroys the state's                                                                   
                             beauty.                                                                                          
2:25:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             JOHN HAMILTON,  Testified in support of funding  for the                                                           
             SELF,    EAGLE  Therapeutic Courts.  He  shared a  story                                                           
             RIVER     (via regarding his life change with the help                                                             
             teleconferenceof Therapeutic Court.                                                                              
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:27:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             KATHLEEN        Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             FITZGERALD,     individuals      with      developmental                                                           
             SELF,           disabilities. She shared a personal                                                                
             ANCHORAGE (via  story about her  child who suffers  from                                                           
             teleconferencesevere autism.                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:29:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             {Melissa        Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             Pickle,         Best Beginnings. She spoke about the                                                               
             Parents     as program known as Parents as Teachers.                                                               
             Teachers,       The state does not provide funding for                                                             
             Director,       the program currently.                                                                           
             Eagle River{                                                                                                       
2:31:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             PATRICE         Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             GRIFFEN,        Best Beginnings. She requested an                                                                  
             DIRECTOR,       increase in Head Start funding.                                                                  
             RURAL CAP/HEAD                                                                                                     
             START     (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:33:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             KRISTIN         Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             RAMSTAD, RURAL  early  childhood programs  to  remediate                                                           
             CAP/HEAD        delays for children with special                                                                   
             START,   EAGLE  education needs. She voiced support  for                                                           
             RIVER     (via Head Start.                                                                                       
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:34:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             DEBI  BALDWIN,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             RURAL     CAP, Head Start. She noted that the plan                                                                 
             EAGLE    RIVER  provides information  regarding  members                                                           
             (via            of the community who are eligible for                                                              
             teleconferencethe   plan. She  noted that funding  would                                                           
             ),              enable 80 new children in five                                                                     
                             different communities to utilize the                                                             
                             service.                                                                                         
2:36:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             CHUCK  BARBER,  Testified  in  support  of  the  suicide                                                           
             ALASKA NATIVE prevention plan.                                                                                   
             TRIBAL HEALTH                                                                                                      
             CONSORTIUM                                                                                                         
             (ANTHC), EAGLE                                                                                                     
             RIVER     (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:37:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             Sharon Gagnon,  Testified in support of funding  for the                                                           
             UAA     Honors University of Alaska and the Honors                                                                 
             College,        College. She asked that the committee                                                              
             Anchorage{      reinstate the funding necessary for                                                                
                             continuation of the program.                                                                     
2:39:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             DUKE   CIRCLE,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             STATE           Therapeutic Courts. The program allows                                                             
             COORDINATOR,    individuals   in  need   to   focus   on                                                           
             ANCHORAGE (via treatment.                                                                                        
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:41:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             SUZI  PEARSON,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             ABUSED   WOMEN  domestic  violence and  sexual  assault.                                                           
             AID  IN CRISIS  She explained  the services provided  by                                                           
             (AWAC),         the shelter in Anchorage.                                                                        
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:43:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             SARAH SCANLAN,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             RURAL     CAP, Head Start services. She noted the many                                                             
             ANCHORAGE (via  communities served  by the program.  She                                                           
             teleconferencetestified      in    support    of    Best                                                           
             ),              Beginnings.                                                                                      
2:45:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             ROBERT          Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             CAPUOZZO,       Best Beginnings and early childhood                                                                
             SELF,           learning. He shared a research project                                                             
             ANCHORAGE (via  where   children  received   books   for                                                           
             teleconferencebetter learning.                                                                                   
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:47:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             KAREN BENNING,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             SELF,           Best Beginnings and early childhood                                                                
             ANCHORAGE (via  education. She  spoke to the  connection                                                           
             teleconferencebetween    early childhood  education  and                                                           
        ),              high school dropout rates.                                                                            
2:49:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             SUSAN           Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             ANDERSON, BEST  Best Beginnings. She explained that  the                                                           
             BEGINNINGS,     support of early childhood education                                                             
             ANCHORAGE (via benefits the entire community.                                                                    
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:52:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             AMANDA          Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             METIVIER,       foster care homes in Alaska. She                                                                   
             FACING  FOSTER  appreciated funding  in  the budget  for                                                           
             CARE        IN foster care. Funding for mentorships                                                                
             ALASKA,         for older kids is beneficial.                                                                    
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:55:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             LAUREN   RICE,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             COVENANT HOUSE  foster  care.   She   spoke  about   the                                                           
             ALASKA    (via  resources   dedicated  to   caring   for                                                           
             teleconferencechildren.                                                                                          
             ),                                                                                                                 
2:57:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             CODY    CHIPP,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             UAF        UAA technical assistance and travel funds                                                               
             PSYCHOLOGY      for the university.                                                                              
             PH.D. PROGRAM                                                                                                      
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:00:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             RUTH    ZUNIGA  Testified in support of funding  for the                                                           
             UAF-UAA         consortium request for the psychology                                                              
             PSYCHOLOGY      internship program. The funding allows                                                             
             PH.D.  PROGRAM  completion of training for the  students                                                           
             (via            and accreditation for the program.                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:01:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             JAEDON  AVERY,  Testified in support of funding  for the                                                           
             UAF-UAA         psychology internship program.                                                                   
             PSYCHOLOGY                                                                                                         
             PH.D   PROGRAM                                                                                                     
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:02:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             MELINDA MYERS,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             BEST            Best Beginnings. She noted that past                                                               
             BEGINNINGS,     funding   for    the   program    allows                                                           
             ANCHORAGE (via  partnership with  other early  childhood                                                           
             teleconferenceeducation programs.                                                                                
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:05:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             REPRESENTATIVE  Testified in support of the  Therapeutic                                                           
             NORM ROKEBERG,  Court   Program.   He   cited    studies                                                           
             ANCHORAGE (via  regarding the savings to the state  as a                                                         
             teleconferenceresult of the program.                                                                             
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:07:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             JIM      WARD, Testified in support of funding for a                                                               
             ALASKA          rebate program for Alaska homeowners.                                                              
             CRAFTSMAN HOME  He  noted  that  the  funding   for  the                                                           
             PROGRAM         program is running low.                                                                          
             (ACHP),                                                                                                            
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:08:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             RAY PASTORINO,  Testified  in  support  of  the   Alaska                                                           
             AK      FAMILY Consortium for Psychology Internship                                                                
             MEDICINE        Programs. He stated that the training                                                              
             RESIDENCY       in state provides a base for the                                                                   
             PROGRAM   (via  students to work  from so that  students                                                           
             teleconferenceremain in Alaska.                                                                                  
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:11:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             DAN      HULL, Testified in support of funding for UAA                                                             
             SELF,           and MAP. He stated that the MAP program                                                            
             ANCHORAGE (via  plays a critical role in the  prevention                                                           
             teleconferenceof problems regarding regulations.                                                                 
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:13:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             CATHIE          Testified in support of Serve Alaska to                                                            
             CLEMENTS,       promote    service    for    AmeriCorps.                                                           
             RURAL     CAP, AmeriCorps    provides    training    for                                                           
             ANCHORAGE (via  Alaskans  and   promotes  their   future                                                           
             teleconferencedevelopment.                                                                                       
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:16:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             MICHAEL ECKER,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             SUSAN  MUSANTE  those   with  mental   illness.   Stated                                                           
             (via            support for funding for the Foster Care                                                            
             teleconferenceSystem.                                                                                            
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:17:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             TRAVIS HEDWIG,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             PROJECT         Fetal    Alcohol    Spectrum    Disorder                                                           
             COORDINATOR,    treatment options for rural Alaska.                                                              
             STONE     SOUP                                                                                                     
             GROUP     (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:19:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             RENEE LAYLAND,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             SELF,    STONE  Alaska behavioral health. She  supported                                                           
        SOUP     GROUP an increase in the funding.                                                                            
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:20:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             DIRK SHUMAKER,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             KIDS     CORPS Head Start in Alaska. He spoke in                                                                   
             INC, ANCHORAGE  support   of    early   education    for                                                           
             (via            Alaskans.                                                                                        
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:21:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             JOHN   ZASADA,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             ANCHORAGE       Community Health Centers. He explained                                                             
             NEIGHBORHOOD    the various methods  of aid provided  by                                                           
             HEALTH CLINIC, the funding.                                                                                      
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:23:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             STEPHANIE       Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             BERGLUND,       Early Parent Education System. She                                                                 
             SELF,           spoke about the benefits of early child                                                            
             ANCHORAGE (via  education. She spoke about the  value of                                                           
             teleconferencemonthly book deliveries.                                                                           
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:25:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             CANDACE         Testified in support of the Best                                                                   
             WINKLER, SELF,  Beginnings  and   Parents  as   Teachers                                                           
             ANCHORAGE (via Programs.                                                                                         
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:28:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             ELLEN  KAZARY,  Testified in support of funding  for the                                                           
             RURAL   ALASKA  AmeriCorps   program    to   focus    on                                                           
             COMMUNITY       environmental and wellness programs.                                                               
             ACTION          She spoke about the merits of the                                                                  
             PROGRAM,        AmeriCorps program.                                                                              
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:30:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             EMILY   NENON,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             AMERICAN        childhood   obesity   prevention.    She                                                           
             CANCER SOCIETY  pointed  out  the  government  cost   of                                                           
             CANCER  ACTION  addressing   the   issues   related   to                                                           
             NETWORK,        childhood obesity.                                                                               
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:32:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             BOB   WALDROP,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             BB-RSDD,        increments added to the budget for the                                                             
             ANCHORAGE (via MAP.                                                                                              
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:34:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             AT EASE                                                                                                          
3:35:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             RECONVENE                                                                                                        
             Sitka,                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
             Wrangell,                                                                                                        
             Petersburg,                                                                                                      
             Homer,                                                                                                           
             Dillingham,                                                                                                      
             Cordova                                                                                                          
3:35:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             AL      DWYER, Testified in support for funding of                                                                 
             MAYOR, CITY OF MAP.                                                                                              
             PETERSBURG                                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:36:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             JOHN     HOAG, Testified in support of funding for                                                                 
             ATTORNEY,       pro-bono programs for victims of                                                                   
             PETERSBURG      domestic violence and sexual assault.                                                              
             (via            He stressed that effective advocacy                                                                
             teleconferenceprograms    help to  break  the  cycle  of                                                           
             ),              domestic violence and sexual assault.                                                            
3:38:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             SKIP            Urged support of funding for AmeriCorps                                                            
             HALLINGSTAD,    programs. He  pointed  out the  positive                                                           
             AMERICORPS,     impact of recycling programs in his                                                                
             PETERSBURG      community. He felt that AmeriCorps                                                                 
             (via            offered healthy programs for young                                                                 
             teleconferencepeople.                                                                                            
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:40:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             RICK   DORMER, Urged support for funding of MAP.                                                                 
             PETERSBURG                                                                                                         
             SCHOOL                                                                                                             
             DISTRICT,                                                                                                          
             PETERSBURG                                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:41:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             GERRY           Supported funding for MAP. He detailed                                                             
             MERRIGAN,       the various ways the program benefits                                                              
             SELF,           his community, particularly in the area                                                            
             PETERSBURG      of fisheries and fishery management.                                                             
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:43:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             Sitka                                                                                                         
3:43:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             DORRIE          Testified in support of MAP. She stated                                                            
             FARRELL, SELF,  that  the federal  match  to  the  state                                                           
             SITKA     (via funds was an incentive to fund the                                                                  
             teleconferenceprogram.                                                                                           
             ),                                                                                                               
3:45:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             FRANK  SUTTON,  Testified in  support of  funding for  a                                                           
             SEARHC,  SITKA  Heath and  Social Services funded  grant                                                           
             (via            program.                                                                                         
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:46:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             DAN    FALVEY,  Urged  funding   support  for  MAP.   He                                                           
             SELF,    SITKA  detailed the  various  ways the  program                                                           
             (via            helps him in his work as a fisherman.                                                            
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
             DAN    ETOLIN, Testified in support of state funding                                                               
             SITKA     (via for public broadcasting. He detailed                                                                
             teleconferencethe   various  services provided by  Sitka                                                           
             ),              Raven Radio.                                                                                     
             SHERI           Urged support for funding for domestic                                                             
             FEINSTEIN,      violence and sexual assault programs in                                                            
             SITKANS         her   communities.    She   cited    the                                                           
             AGAINST FAMILY importance of the pro-bono program.                                                               
             VIOLENCE SAFV,                                                                                                     
             SITKA     (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:49:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             AT EASE                                                                                                          
3:51:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             RECONVENE                                                                                                        
             Homer                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:51:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             DAN      LUSH, Testified in support for the governor's                                                             
             SOUTH           recommendation for funding for domestic                                                            
             PENINSULA       violence and sexual assault programs.                                                              
             HAVEN   HOUSE,  He stressed  the importance for  funding                                                           
             HOMER     (via for    legal   aid   for   victims    and                                                           
             teleconferenceprevention programs.                                                                               
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:53:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             GLEN   SEAMAN,  Urged support for  full funding of  MAP.                                                           
             SELF,    HOMER  He  shared that  the  program  has  been                                                           
             (via            very successful with its programs                                                                  
             teleconferencethroughout the state.                                                                              
             ),                                                                                                                 
3:55:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             LOLITA BRACHE,  Spoke  in support  for funding  of  Best                                                           
             TEACHER, HOMER  Beginnings  partnership  programs.   She                                                           
             (via            stressed the need for funding childcare                                                            
             teleconferenceassistance.   She  requested full  funding                                                           
             ),              of the Imagination Library program. She                                                            
                             added that funds could be used most                                                                
                             effectively   when    agencies    worked                                                           
                             together.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:58:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             KELSEY          Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             JACOBSEN,       AmeriCorps. She shared the professional                                                            
             AMERICORPS,     skills    she   gained    through    her                                                           
             SITKA     (via AmeriCorps experience.                                                                            
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:00:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             GAIL    YOUNG,  Urged  support  for  funding  for  Fetal                                                           
             SEARHC          Alcohol   Syndrome    Disorder    (FASD)                                                           
             NEURODEVELOPMEprograms.     She    added   that    early                                                           
             NTAL  PROGRAM,  identification   of  the   syndrome   is                                                           
             SITKA     (via beneficial for those inflicted.                                                                   
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:03:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             TRACY           Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             HILLHOUSE       AmeriCorps and Juvenile Justice and                                                                
             PRICE,          Youth Court programs.                                                                            
             AMERICORPS,                                                                                                        
             SITKA     (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:05:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             LINDA BEHNKIN,  Urged support  for full  funding of  the                                                           
             ALASKA          Marine Advisory Program. She detailed                                                              
             LONGLINE        the various ways that the program has                                                              
             FISHERMAN'S     assisted the fishing community.                                                                  
             ASSOCIATION                                                                                                        
             (ALFA), SITKA                                                                                                      
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:06:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             BRIAN  MCNITT,  Thanked    the   committee    for    the                                                           
             BOARD           additional    $200,000    to    maintain                                                           
             PRESIDENT,      services for victims of domestic                                                                   
             SAFV,    SITKA  violence  and sexual  assault.  Co-Chair                                                           
             (via            Stedman said that legislation was in                                                               
             teleconferencethe    process  of  consideration  by  the                                                           
             ),              Judiciary Committee.                                                                             
4:08:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             FAITH     LEE, Offered appreciation for funding of the                                                             
             SERVE   SITKA,  AmeriCorps  mentoring  and   afterschool                                                           
             SITKA     (via programs. She detailed the many ways                                                                
             teleconferencethe programs benefit her community.                                                                
             ),                                                                                                                 
             Dillingham                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:11:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             AT EASE                                                                                                          
4:12:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             RECONVENE                                                                                                        
4:12:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             BRENDA          Provided testimony in support of                                                                 
                             Thanked the committee for the $200,000                                                             
             GINGER BAIM,                                                                                                       
                             in the budget for domestic violence and                                                            
             SAFE,                                                                                                              
                             sexual assault programs. He urged                                                                  
             DILLINGHAM                                                                                                         
                             support   for   additional    prevention                                                           
             (via                                                                                                               
                             programs funding.                                                                                
             teleconferenc                                                                                                      
             e),                                                                                                                
4:24:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             BILL RODAWALT,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             FRIENDS     OF public broadcasting. He thanked the                                                                 
             KDLG    RADIO,  committee for including public radio  in                                                           
             DILLINGHAM      the legislation. He stressed the                                                                   
             (via            important role public radio plays in                                                               
             teleconferencecommunication for rural communities.                                                               
             ),                                                                                                               
4:26:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             AT EASE                                                                                                          
4:26:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             RECONVENE                                                                                                        
4:27:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             SUSAN           Urged support for full funding for MAP.                                                            
             FLENSBURG,      She provided and overview of the many                                                              
             BRISTOL    BAY  ways   program    advisors   had    been                                                           
             NATIVE          beneficial to the community and the                                                                
             ASSOCIATION     state.                                                                                           
             (BBNA),                                                                                                            
             DILLINGHAM                                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:30:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             ROSE    LOERA,  Expressed support for the request  of $2                                                           
             BBAHC,          million for Community Health Centers.                                                            
             DILLINGHAM                                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
             Cordova                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:33:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             ROBERT BEEDLE,  Testified in support of full  funding of                                                           
             SELF,  CORDOVA  the  university  request  for  MAP.   He                                                           
             (via            listed the various ways the program had                                                            
             teleconferencebenefited    the  fishing  community.   He                                                           
             ),              said that the program office in his                                                                
                             community is a bastion of information                                                              
                             regarding the fishing industry.                                                                  
4:36:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             NICOLE SONGER,  Thanked    the   committee    for    the                                                           
             EXECUTIVE       additional   $200,000    for    domestic                                                           
             DIRECTOR,       violence and sexual assault programs.                                                              
             CORDOVA FAMILY  She  urged  support  for  the   pro-bono                                                           
             RESOURCE        program.                                                                                         
             CENTER,                                                                                                            
             CORDOVA   (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
             PETE HOEPFNER, Thanked the committee for the $200,000                                                              
             CORDOVA FAMILY  for   domestic   violence   and   sexual                                                           
             RESOURCE        assault services. He urged additional                                                              
             CENTER,         funding for prevention programs.                                                                 
             CORDOVA   (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:38:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             ERIC     LIAN, Urged support for full funding for the                                                              
         SELF, CORDOVA university request for MAP.                                                                            
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                               
4:41:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             ROCHELLE   VAN  Testified in  support  of MAP  operating                                                           
             DEN     BROEK, budget request. She detailed the                                                                    
             CORDOVA         various ways the program had benefited                                                             
             DISTRICT        her organization. She expressed her                                                                
             FISHERMEN       appreciation for the program and the                                                               
             UNITED,         local agent in her community.                                                                    
             CORDOVA   (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:42:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             AT EASE                                                                                                          
4:42:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             RECONVENE                                                                                                        
4:44:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             BETH    POOLE,  Urged support  for full  funding of  the                                                           
                                                                                                                                
             COPPER   RIVER  university request  for MAP. She  listed                                                           
             MARKETING,      the many ways that the program advisor                                                             
             CORDOVA   (via in Cordova benefits the community.                                                                
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:46:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             ALLEN           Urged support for full funding of the                                                              
             MARQUETTE, PWS  university request  for funding MAP.  He                                                           
             SCIENCE         shared the many positive achievements                                                              
             CENTER,         that the program agent had accomplished                                                            
        CORDOVA   (via in the community of Cordova.                                                                           
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
             Offnets                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:49:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             DONNA           Urged support for increased funding for                                                            
             BROCKSCHNIDT,   Head Start  programs.  She relayed  that                                                           
             RURALCAP,       there were several children on the wait                                                            
             SAVOOGNA (via list in her community.                                                                             
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:50:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             LESLIE  JONES,  Testified  in  support  for  the  Alaska                                                           
             SELF,  YAKUTAT  Patient   Care   FY2011   request.   She                                                           
             (via            detailed the need for improved services                                                            
             teleconferencein the community.                                                                                  
             ),                                                                                                                 
4:55:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             BARBARA         Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             SVARNY-Division of Wildlife for additional                                                                         
             CARLSON,        refuge areas in Central Alaska.                                                                  
             EXECUTIVE                                                                                                          
             DIRECTOR,                                                                                                          
             FRIENDS OF THE                                                                                                     
             ALASKA COASTAL                                                                                                     
             WILDLIFE                                                                                                           
             REFUGE,                                                                                                            
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                               
4:58:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             DENISE          Spoke in support of Head Start funding                                                             
             MATHENA,        for a Hydaberg program.                                                                          
             HYDABERG,                                                                                                          
             TEACHERS                                                                                                           
             PROGRAM   (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:00:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             SONIA           Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             HANDFORTH-KOM, community health centers.                                                                         
             PRESIDENT                                                                                                          
             ALASKA PRIMARY                                                                                                     
             CARE                                                                                                               
             ASSOCIATION,                                                                                                       
             UNALASKA  (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:01:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             JOHN CONWELL, Testified in support of the MAP                                                                      
             SUPERINTENDENToperating budget request.                                                                          
             ,     UNALASKA                                                                                                     
             SCHOOL                                                                                                             
             DISTRICT  (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:02:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             Warren          Spoke in support of full funding for                                                               
             Cummings,       the Land Mobile Radio System.                                                                    
             Fairbanks{                                                                                                         
5:04:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             BOB     CLAUS, Testified in support of public safety                                                               
             UNALASKA (via funding for VPSO's.                                                                                
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:06:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             SHANE   WELCH, Advocated for additional FASD services.                                                           
             YUKON                                                                                                              
             KUSKOKWIM                                                                                                          
             HEALTH                                                                                                             
             CONFERENCE                                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:09:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             KURT    KUHNE, Spoke in support of funding for                                                                     
             PEOPLES         therapeutic courts.                                                                              
             LEARNING                                                                                                           
             CENTER, BETHEL                                                                                                     
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                               
5:10:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             MAXIE  ALEXIE,  Testified  of  funding  for  therapeutic                                                           
             BETHEL    (via courts.                                                                                           
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:12:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             CINDY           Spoke in support funding for public                                                                
             ANDRECHECK,     broadcasting.                                                                                    
             BETHEL    (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:12:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             MICHELLE        Thanked the committee for funding for                                                              
             DEWITT, TUNDRA  domestic  violence  and  sexual  assault                                                           
             WOMEN'S         and    urges   support    for    primary                                                           
             PROGRAM,        prevention. She also spoke in support                                                              
             BETHEL    (via  of funding for legal representation  for                                                           
             teleconferencevictims.                                                                                           
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:15:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             LOUISA  RILEY,  Testified  in support  shelter  services                                                           
             ARCTIC   WOMEN and legal advocacy.                                                                               
             IN     CRISIS,                                                                                                     
             BARROW, BARROW                                                                                                     
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:17:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             CHERYL  HUMME,  Expressed appreciation to the  committee                                                           
             ARCTIC   WOMEN  for   additional  funding   for   victim                                                           
             IN     CRISIS, services. She spoke in support of                                                                   
             BARROW    (via funding for pro-bono legal aid.                                                                   
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:19:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             ELAINE          Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             RITTGERS,       domestic violence sexual assault and                                                               
             ARCTIC   WOMEN legal advocacy.                                                                                   
             IN     CRISIS,                                                                                                     
             BARROW    (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:20:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             ALICE NEAKOOK,  Support    of   funding    for    public                                                           
             KBRW,   BARROW broadcasting.                                                                                     
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:24:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             BEVERLY         Testified    in    support    of    work                                                           
             PATKOTAK        development programs offered through                                                             
             GRINAGE,        the college.                                                                                     
             HISAGVIK                                                                                                           
             COLLEGE,                                                                                                           
             BARROW    (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:25:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             MAUREEN NOLAN,  Advocated  for  funding  to  the   Early                                                           
             KOTZEBUE  (via  Learning  Program  and  Best  Beginnings                                                           
             teleconferenceProgram.                                                                                           
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:26:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             ERIC  OSBORNE,  Testified  for  fisheries  funding   and                                                           
             NOME      (via marine safety outreach. Urged full                                                                  
             teleconferencefunding for MAP.                                                                                   
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:29:4 PM                                                                                                                     
         CHARLIE LEAN, Urged full funding for MAP.                                                                            
             NORTON   SOUND                                                                                                     
             ECONOMIC                                                                                                           
             DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                        
             CORPORATION,                                                                                                       
             NOME      (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:31:3 PM                                                                                                                     
         DOUG WALRATH, Asked for support for MAP.                                                                             
             NORTHWESTERN                                                                                                       
             ALASKA  CAREER                                                                                                     
             AND  TECHNICAL                                                                                                     
             CENTER,   NOME                                                                                                     
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:33:8 PM                                                                                                                     
             LYNETTE         Spoke in support of the Alaska Summer                                                              
             SCHMIDT, ASRA, Research Academy.                                                                                 
             NOME      (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:35:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             ROSE  FOSDICK,  Testified  in support  of  full  funding                                                           
             KAWERAK, NOME for MAP.                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:36:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             MARGARET        Urged   support    for   Alaska    Legal                                                           
             THOMAS,   NOME Services.                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:38:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             JANET           Thanked the committee for funding to                                                             
             AHMAUSUK,       support victims of domestic violence                                                               
             BERING     SEA and sexual assault.                                                                               
             WOMEN'S GROUP,                                                                                                     
             NOME      (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:40:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             JEANETTE  LYA,  Urged   support    for   Alaska    Legal                                                           
             SAVOOGNA (via Services.                                                                                          
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:41:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             TERESA          Testified in support of funding for                                                                
             PINGAYAK,       Head Start Programs.                                                                             
             CHEVAK, RURAL                                                                                                      
             CAP       (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:45:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             EDWARD  ADAMS,  Urged   funding    for   Alaska    Legal                                                           
             NUNAMLQUA (via Services.                                                                                         
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:46:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             DAWN GROSSMAN,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
        SERVE   ALASKA Serve Alaska and AmeriCorps.                                                                           
             DELTA JUNCTION                                                                                                     
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:48:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             MARJOURIE       Spoke in support of Alaska Legal                                                                   
             STRAUFF,        Services.                                                                                        
             KANGIGANAK                                                                                                         
             (via                                                                                                               
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:49:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             Dr. Stroklund,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             Dutch Harbor{   community health centers.                                                                        
5:51:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             FRANK   KELTY,  Testified  in support  of  full  funding                                                           
             UNALASKA (via for MAP.                                                                                           
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:52:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             MIRIAM          Spoke in support of Alaska Legal                                                                   
             DILLARD,        Services.                                                                                        
             BETHEL    (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
5:54:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             SUNNY           Spoke in support of funding for Alaska                                                             
             RADEBAUGH,      Legal Services. She noted that offices                                                             
             WASILLA   (via  are   closing   in   Kenai   and   other                                                         
             teleconferencelocations    and  expressed  concern   for                                                           
             ),              those that will not have legal                                                                     
                             representation.                                                                                  
5:56:0 PM                                                                                                                     
             KAREN  FOSTER,  Expressed   support    for    additional                                                           
             ANCHORAGE (via  funding  for the  Crime  Laboratory  and                                                           
             teleconferenceemphasized     the   importance   of   DNA                                                           
        ),              evidence in criminal cases.                                                                           
5:59:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             NICKI SHELTON,  Spoke  in support  of funding  for  FASD                                                           
             HOONAH    (via and Best Beginnings.                                                                              
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:02:1 PM                                                                                                                     
             SHARON          Testified in support of funding for the                                                            
             WILLIAMS,       Best Beginnings Program.                                                                         
             NAPOSKAK (via                                                                                                      
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:04:5 PM                                                                                                                     
             ANNIE      LOU Urged funding for AmeriCorps and Alaska                                                             
             WILLIAMS,       Youth Corps.                                                                                     
             KALSKAG   (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:06:6 PM                                                                                                                     
             ROBERT   BEAN,  Testified in support of funding  for the                                                           
             NENANA    (via Alaska Summer Research Academy.                                                                   
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:07:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             MARIE   SAKAR,  Testified in support of family  wellness                                                           
             CHUATBALUK      programs and funding for drug and                                                                  
             (via            alcohol abuse counseling.                                                                        
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:09:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             CINDY HIGGINS, Advocated for Head Start programs.                                                                
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:12:9 PM                                                                                                                     
             JEFFREY         Urged support for MAP and Head Start                                                               
             STEPHEN,        and Alaska Legal Services                                                                        
             UNITED FISHING                                                                                                     
             MARKETING                                                                                                          
             ASSOCIATION,                                                                                                       
             ANCHORAGE (via                                                                                                     
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:14:3 PM                                                                                                                     
             THOMAS   BROK,  Testified  in  support  of  funding  for                                                           
             ANIAK     (via Best Beginning and Head Start.                                                                    
             teleconference                                                                                                     
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:16:7 PM                                                                                                                     
             AMBER LATHROP,  Expressed   support   for   the   Infant                                                           
             KENAI     (via Learning and the Head Start programs.                                                               
             teleconferenceShe    also   testified   in  support   of                                                           
        ),              alcohol treatment programs.                                                                           
6:18:2 PM                                                                                                                     
             GALE     VICK, Urged support for funding in the                                                                    
             GULF OF ALASKA  University of  Alaska's  budget for  six                                                           
             COMMISSION,     positions in the Marine Advisory                                                                   
             COALITION (via  Program and Head Start and Alaska  Legal                                                           
             teleconferenceServices.                                                                                          
             ),                                                                                                                 
6:19:4 PM                                                                                                                     
             ADJOURNMENT     The meeting was adjourned at 6:18 PM.                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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Operating Budget Amendment #33 030810.pdf HFIN 3/8/2010 1:30:00 PM
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Operating Budget Amendment #33A.pdf HFIN 3/8/2010 1:30:00 PM
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HB 300 Amendment Package with Actions.pdf HFIN 3/9/2010 9:00:00 AM
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HB 300 Letters Public.pdf HFIN 3/9/2010 9:00:00 AM
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