03/15/13 - 8:55am
Recently, the Alaska State House Finance Committee held public testimony on one of its house bills. The Chair was Representative Alan Austerman. The exact bill and of what it entails is not important. What is important concerns the Committee’s actions during the public testimony. Because of the inaccessibility of Juneau, our public testimonies consist of citizens gathering at their local legislative office and awaiting to be called upon by the Committee Chair. This public testimony was held for two afternoons, 1:30-5:15 both days.